The Olympics are on so please work from home.
Good idea seeing some of the travel chaos being forecast and the overcrowding of an already creaking railway and tube network.
However is it really practical to work from home and will you work with the same or less diligence?
It is all well and good to say to staff “work from home during the Olympics” but how many employees have a dedicated room/office to work from at home. Most homes will have 2 or 3 bedrooms, but also 2 or 3 children, so no spare room, many houses will have a large lounge/diner and a kitchen meaning any office work will be carried out in the main living area where the kids are playing or watching the Olympics on TV.
If the family is at home while you are trying to work there will be countless interruptions, I know we get interrupted at work all the time, but normally it is work related and not a child saying “mummy/daddy Johnny/Mary hit me” or similar; if the children are older this will not be such a major problem as they will amuse themselves.
Should you be working from home will you put in the same working hours that you would if you were sitting at a desk, or will you be sneaking off to watch the Beach Volley Ball or Athletics? Will you be taking the time to sit in the garden and soak up some sun now that it has finally appeared drinking a Pimms or are you one of the more sensible people who have decided to take annual vacation and fly away from the UK for the next 2 weeks?
If you are working from home please let us know where you are doing your work and if you find working from home a pleasurable experience or something you never want to do again.