Companies Strategize Post-Coronavirus Return to Work - Many Without Data

Jan Rezab


June 26, 2020


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Two weeks ago we asked CEOs to share their top productivity tips. Today let's look at the reality of digital transformations happening out there and arguing that, well, although COVID-19 did accelerate the acceptance and implementation of working from home (WFH), the real transformation has yet to come - and it must come backed by data!

This week’s news from companies that want to work from home:

Designing Future Offices Require Data, Not the Collective Opinion

How can companies really claim they will go back to a completely different set-up, without the use of data?

Here is the list of the most ridiculous things we heard companies say:

Musical Chairs with Officespace?

Let’s WFH Forevaaaa?

Mondays and Fridays at Home?

Do you really think using Slack and video conferencing tools = digital transformation?

Perhaps the most entertaining thought I’ve had recently is that companies think that just because they’ve given their employees Zoom, Webex, and MS Teams, that they’ve suddenly gone through a digital transformation. That they’ve FINISHED. Sorry to burst your bubble, but this is only the beginning.

What’s next? Well, we have been analyzing the data and have found that people have more meetings WFH, increased cross-team interactions, and that they email more outside of working hours than they ever did. No matter how you’re speculating the way your office buildings should be redesigned or how returning to work should look like - JUST USE DATA.

What data? Well, it’s time to take your Zoom, Webex, MS Teams, Office 365 calendars, email header insights, G Suite, Slack, and all the signals from existing tools, and aggregate it into a single dashboard. Of course, you can do it manually and download logs, create aggregation scripts and use your own data science, but it’s a real waste of time. In case you want it right away, you can use our Time is Ltd. Platform to it for you.

What about you? Will you stay working from home?

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Jan Rezab

Founder & CEO of @timeisltd