Is the home office a success model?

The home office was still playing an exotic role in Germany. Then came Corona, and with the virus came the restrictions on movements. In the first weeks of the Corona crisis, I still thought that it was a huge chance for the general acceptance of the home office.

But is this experience positive? For one thing, it’s overshadowed by a very unusual overall situation. I’ve been working in the home office for three years, but so far I’ve rarely had weeks in which I haven’t spent a day out of the house on a business trip. Those who live alone and work from the home office currently have very few real social contacts. If you live with your family, you currently have an unusually high level of contact with them. Both can be very stressful.

My impression is that many companies that have involuntarily become remote employers recently are already lucky if they get it halfway technically. They don’t get to what I consider to be the essential part of remote work: the company organization and culture.

In the following I’m going to describe what exactly this lack consists of from my experience.

Many employers currently consider themselves lucky if they get the home office implemented technically. Organizational, communicative or even cultural requirements fall by the wayside.

Henning EmmrichCOO @ Frontastic