Working from the office
Bad hybrid experience
The train was packed at peak time. When you arrived at the office, you needed some time to decompress from the stressful journey.
You booked a space, but the temperamental technology failed, so colleagues working remotely couldn’t join the meeting. You had to reschedule and push the timeline back.
At lunch, you had to eat at your desk as there was no space in the eating area.
After lunch you had some focused work to do, but your desk is located underneath the air con, which is cold and noisy. Also, you were distracted by your colleagues talking and having meetings in the open plan office.
The journey home was the same as the journey in – hot and busy. When you arrived home, you planned to go to the gym, but you felt drained from the day, so chose to have an early night. You couldn’t sleep, due to worrying about how much work you needed to catch up on and the idea of doing it all again.
Good hybrid experience
You got up early to miss the rush hour, knowing you can leave earlier in the afternoon, which suits you. As you were one of the first people in, you got some focused work done in the social garden area.
You joined your team in one of the collaboration spaces, which you’d prebooked via an app, where you specified the number of people and setup you needed so the space is a suitable size to stay safe. The rest of the team joined virtually and raised their hands digitally, so their voices were heard.
The team was buzzing after the collaboration session with the client, so they, as well as a few others from the office, all went to lunch together. You set your status to “out to lunch” so colleagues knew you were unavailable.
You had a private meeting with a client virtually, so you went into one of the available private sound-proof booths. In the booth you set the temperature and lighting to suit you. After your meeting, you headed home before the rush hour, as arranged.
Once back in your hometown, you went to the gym. The gym was quiet as most people work 9 to 5. After your gym session, you met some friends for dinner locally.