In this episode, Sukh welcomes back guest Gemma Dale. They discuss the problem of calling this working from home, when the reality is we wouldn't choose to work from home under these circumstances - no social connections, no meetings in-person, having to homeschool if you're a parent or care for those in need. 

They talk about the challenges of exiting lockdown without a clear plan of what a new working model will look like, and how there's opportunity to really seek out and explore what the workforce needs and wants, and balancing that with the needs of the organisation.

They also talk about the impact of lockdown on mental health and how we won't really know the impact for months (or maybe longer) due to lockdown causing people to experience trauma.

You can connect with Gemma on Twitter @hr_gem.

You can connect with Sukh on Twitter @sukhpabial

References in the episode.

Flexible working post Covid-19: Myth busting https://hrgemblog.com/2021/02/02/flexible-working-post-covid-19-myth-busting/

It's not about working from home https://hrgemblog.com/2021/03/07/its-not-about-working-from-home/

World Economic Forum article - 6 charts that show what employers and employees really think about remote working https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/06/coronavirus-covid19-remote-working-office-employees-employers

BBC article - Goldman Sachs: Bank boss rejects work from home as the 'new normal' https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-56192048

Spotify HR Blog - Introducing working from anywhere https://hrblog.spotify.com/2021/02/12/introducing-working-from-anywhere/

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