News and insights (March 2021): Eight lessons we have learnt during lockdown

  1. Many of us can work effectively – and even more productively – from home. ๐Ÿ 

  2. But we also miss collaborating with our colleagues and clients and are looking forward to hybrid working returning. ๐Ÿข

  3. Weโ€™ve finally learnt to unmute before speaking in Zoom meetings (most of the time!). ๐Ÿ”Š

  4. Weโ€™re not alone. While easier to write than to enact, being aware that our friends, family and colleagues are going through the same experience has, in many cases, strengthened our support networks.  โค

  5. Pets are a godsend. Whether it be colleaguesโ€™ cats joining Zoom calls, recently rescued greyhounds lighting up our WhatsApp, or stories of troubled tortoises getting stuck upside down, pets have brought some much-needed endorphins. ๐Ÿถ

  6. Commuting is even more of a waste of time than we first thought. ๐Ÿš†

  7. Nearly everything can be done virtually, sometimes better. Particularly for events and conferences, the removal of physical distance as a barrier to attendance has resulted in increasing accessibility.  ๐Ÿ’ป

  8. The importance of segregating work from home life – some of us are still working on that one! ๐Ÿƒ

This piece first appeared in Cicero/AMO’s March news and insights update – click here to access our full update.

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