Our mastermind call was about The Good, the Bad and The Ugly of Home working and how we are all suffering in lockdown.
So let’s start with the Good
The Good, the Bad and The Ugly of Home working should begin with the good right?
We came up with lots of things but the simple list included
- Able to look after relatives – older or younger but we are all able to do more caring.
- Start the day earlier as you can get going straight away
- No commute – thats 10 hours a week saved for the average person
- Shared lunches with our loved ones – this has been my favourite part of lock down
We are missing out on stuff.
Men and women and we are missing out on opportunities, on water cooler moments and on sharing the workload and sharing the energy. \
The ideas and issues in teams aren’t getting the same escalation that they would do in a shared room. We miss out on the shared collaboration for a new project and the quick wins of everyone being involved.
Side Notes and Quick Thoughts
We are missing the side notes and the quick thoughts shared to get more people on the same page.
We are even missing the shared eye rolls and quick glances. How do you check that they heard that ageist comment too? Or that manager repeating themselves again and again?
These side glances are the things that bind us and brings community. Shared comedy or shared frustration can build teams.
These peripheral relationships and conversations are missing at the moment and we are lacking the space or time to build them back into our lives.
Ok in any list of The Good, the Bad and The Ugly of Home working we are going to have to mention certain truths:
Women are doing more at Home than ever before and we are going backwards in feminism or the gender pay gap because of it. The BBC said
The coronavirus pandemic could wipe out 25 years of increasing gender equality, new global data from UN Women suggests.By Sandrine Lungumbu and Amelia Butterly
Women are doing significantly more domestic chores and family care, because of the impact of the pandemic.
“Everything we worked for, that has taken 25 years, could be lost in a year,” says UN Women Deputy Executive Director Anita Bhatia.
International Women’s Day 2021 was about challenging ourselves to make this better. www.iwibdus.com shared 8 events across the 8th March including my event on choose your challenge.
The Good, the Bad and The Ugly of Home working in 3 steps. How are you suffering in lockdown?