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Weeknotes- Sunday 20th September 2020 ianbetteridge.com
jamescousins
jamescousins

@ianbetteridge Liked the point about returning to offices, I messily collected similar ideas earlier today (https://jamescousins.com/2020/09/the-mysteries-of-organisations/). We are stuck with this idea that what we have (or had) was some perfect norm to which we must return. Too few people, at least among decision makers, are challenging how things could and should be different.

ianbetteridge
ianbetteridge

@jamescousins I think companies are way ahead of the thinking of the government on this one. I don’t know many, at least in London, that have a significant appetite to return to office work as-was, partly because making the average tight London office COVID-safe is hard or impossible. And they would prefer not to have an outbreak which (beyond simple humanity) would affect a lot of their staff all at once.

ianbetteridge
ianbetteridge

@jamescousins Really interesting post, by the way! I’m going to have to read that paper now :)

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jamescousins
jamescousins

@ianbetteridge On reflection I think you are right. My experience is mainly public sector which takes a lead from government (indeed, we’re about to move into a new office where we will have to wear masks) so I’ve probably gone for the availability heuristic. Thinking about friends outside the public sector they are all home-working or, at least, on a home-working rota.

jamescousins
jamescousins

@ianbetteridge It is an interesting paper, not least because in it I can see my own (different) reactions to various change projects I’ve experienced at different stages in my career.