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Homeworking & the work/life balance

Since Covid changed our lives back in March 2020, we have seen a transformation of the
workplace as swathes of people began the new and unexpected venture of converting living
rooms, kitchens, and bedrooms into workspaces. This was a unique experience for many,
and now, over a year on, it’s become a permanent part of their work.

Here at Jordon, we headed back to the office earlier than many companies due to the acute
challenges of new Brexit procedures and the fact we were deemed essential workers.

In 2020 we had limited staff working from home, with the option to work in the office on a
rota if required, and, unexpectedly, a large proportion of the team preferred life in the
office. During January 2021, however, with all the difficulties of a new border, the
communication we needed between us would have been very challenging had we all been
at home.

Now we’re in the swing of things; we have recently deployed more sit-stand desks and a new
phone system that works as an office and home station, enabling us to all be on the same
frequency wherever we are — signalling the first phase in our flexible working project. We
expect our working weeks, for those that prefer, to eventually become a hybrid of working
from the office and home.

Roddy Forster adds: “We plan to provide a system that enables the team to do the best job
possible whether working from home or in the office. It must provide a seamless customer
experience wherever we are. It is also key that the system we adopt provides the benefits of
teaming working and that new and junior workers are fully supported in their career
development by the senior team.”

This article is part of the Winter 2021 e-newsletter 

09/12/2021
Author: Jon