thoughts on a cold day... why do we have an office?

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It seems to be well known that 1cm of snow is enough to bring certain cities to a halt. I work in and around London a lot of the time, where it snowed this weekend. A few years ago I would have struggled into the office, met with colleagues, and shared stories about our 'challenging' journeys. Then we would have gone about our business, holding meetings and so on.

This morning I took one look at the icy roads and decided against the struggle. Why? Because all of the meetings I have scheduled for today are online so I wouldn't have been physically meeting any of the people I'm actively working with today.

So, why go to an office at all? I sat and thought about this over lunch (with my wife, at home...very nice) and decided to ask our readership to comment 

For me, I find that just talking to people face to face about what they're up to stimulates me to think about new ways to approach my own challenges and I also like to be able to help colleagues with their own problems. The chance conversations you have in an office, don't happen online.

Why do you have an office?

Peter

Peter Glock

With management roles in sales, marketing, and strategy I have over 30 years in IT and telecoms specializing in transformation projects.