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If you're working from home, what do you miss most about the office?

Survey period: 18 May 2020 to 25 May 2020

Maybe that's an oxymoron.

OptionVotes% 
Your coworkers. For better or worse30134.32
I miss nothing25228.73
An actual desk and actual office chair and actual work space17019.38
The understanding that you were "at work" and could actually get work done16018.24
The amusing and invigorating office gossip and jokes15417.56
The cafeteria or whatever local / office food provider at your work10511.97
Not having to Zoom to get work done758.55
I'm still at the office677.64
The relaxing morning and evening commute606.84
I'm not working from home (or not working)505.70
A reason to wear pants465.25
Other (please comment)414.68
Respondents were allowed to choose more than one answer; totals may not add up to 100%



 
GeneralRe: I don't work at an office anymore Pin
Toonser18-May-20 3:14
Toonser18-May-20 3:14 
GeneralRe: I don't work at an office anymore Pin
Slacker00718-May-20 3:31
professionalSlacker00718-May-20 3:31 
GeneralMy actual machine Pin
musefan18-May-20 0:26
musefan18-May-20 0:26 
GeneralI'm dreading the return to the office Pin
den2k8817-May-20 22:24
professionalden2k8817-May-20 22:24 
GeneralRe: I'm dreading the return to the office Pin
BryanFazekas19-May-20 3:12
BryanFazekas19-May-20 3:12 
GeneralRe: I'm dreading the return to the office Pin
den2k8819-May-20 3:22
professionalden2k8819-May-20 3:22 
GeneralRe: I'm dreading the return to the office Pin
BryanFazekas19-May-20 3:29
BryanFazekas19-May-20 3:29 
GeneralRe: I'm dreading the return to the office Pin
Dean Roddey19-May-20 17:06
Dean Roddey19-May-20 17:06 
And the thing is, everything about letting people work at home more is better. The air is cleaner, the roads aren't as crowded (so those folks who do need to go in don't waste nearly as much of their lives in a car), it reduces peak infrastructure requirements, it lowers gas prices and reduces our dependence on oil, companies could reduce their facilities requirements or expand headcount without new ones by just having open desks for folks to come in and plug into.

But, all of that is overwhelmed by (most likely) the paranoia that people won't be working as much. But I think that's crazy. Be results oriented. They either produce or they don't. If they don't fire them.

Does it matter where or what time of the day I do the work as long as the work gets done? Do you get more out of me when I'm sitting at my desk just counting the hours to go home and possibly nodding off because the hours I have to be at an office aren't conducive to my natural rhythms? No, not for a lot of us in this profession.

So, human nature being what it is, we'll all be forced to do the worst case thing, despite all of the benefits to the contrary.
Explorans limites defectum

GeneralRe: I'm dreading the return to the office Pin
den2k8819-May-20 22:20
professionalden2k8819-May-20 22:20 
GeneralThe Office Coffee Machine Pin
Amarnath S17-May-20 21:56
professionalAmarnath S17-May-20 21:56 
GeneralRe: The Office Coffee Machine Pin
Nemanja Trifunovic18-May-20 2:25
Nemanja Trifunovic18-May-20 2:25 
GeneralRe: The Office Coffee Machine Pin
den2k8818-May-20 3:12
professionalden2k8818-May-20 3:12 
GeneralRe: The Office Coffee Machine Pin
kalberts18-May-20 23:25
kalberts18-May-20 23:25 
GeneralI miss the commute. Pin
OriginalGriff17-May-20 21:49
mveOriginalGriff17-May-20 21:49 
GeneralHuman to Human support time Pin
Eek Ten Bears17-May-20 21:40
Eek Ten Bears17-May-20 21:40 

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