Return to Office Plan
Instead of sharing an office with one other person with a door you can close, we’re going to put you in a bullpen in a giant open space right next to the kitchen. Open Floor Plan!
It’s going to be so easy to collaborate! And drop in on your neighbor!
So in order to breed collaboration we are going to remove any possibility for focus.
My Return to Office Plan
- Pack my noise-canceling headphones. (I need quiet and focus. This is going to kill me.)
- Leave strictly 8 hours after arrival. (We’re not family, we’re workplace proximity associates.)
- Put in request for standing desk since all of the ones there are much too short (and there are plenty of standing/adjustable desks.)
- Bring a portable fan since we’ll be in the side of the office that’s perpetually too hot. (I’ll miss my ceiling fan overhead and ability to open a window.)
Seriously though, I just worked out a treadmill working setup so I could walk (very slowly) as I wrote JIRA tickets or read documentations. I have a standing desk at home where I’ve been working for the past 5-ish years.
I knew this day would come but I am absolutely dreading it.