The current campaign to get people back into offices is notable for a few things; That there is consistent correlation between ‘back to office’ and ‘back to work’ which seems to be disingenuous at best. ‘Office’ workers have been working non-stop since all this kicked off. The fact that those notoriously soft on workers and…… Continue reading No Pret? No problem.
This is my 10th weekend of essentially self-isolating. I mean to some extent I am always self-isolating. I mean I live alone and am not the most social person but between work, family and my close friends I usually occasionally see a few people in person! Since I got back from Oslo on March 13th…… Continue reading 10 weeks note
“If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” “If you get sick during a pandemic and no one is around to test it, is it really COVID?” I don’t know whether what I have had is COVID-19. What I do know that in a…… Continue reading Let’s call it COVID’s cousin
I’ve been reading a lot of speculative pieces about what things are going to be like in a post-COVID world from my sickbed. Some things seem pretty clear: There will be a major economic downturn of some shape and size Our relationships with offices will change My life as a city dweller – and the…… Continue reading Ok. Ok. What’s next?
There is no doubt that COVID-19 has radically changed the way many people are working and has accelerated the take up of digital tools more than anything…ever. There is excitement about all the previously barricaded doors it is opening across institutions (to be fair this is partly a displacement activity from all the stress and…… Continue reading Avoid learning too many lessons from these ‘unprecedented times’