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If you're working from home, what do you miss most about the office?

Survey period: 18 May 2020 to 25 May 2020

Maybe that's an oxymoron.

OptionVotes% 
Your coworkers. For better or worse30134.32
I miss nothing25228.73
An actual desk and actual office chair and actual work space17019.38
The understanding that you were "at work" and could actually get work done16018.24
The amusing and invigorating office gossip and jokes15417.56
The cafeteria or whatever local / office food provider at your work10511.97
Not having to Zoom to get work done758.55
I'm still at the office677.64
The relaxing morning and evening commute606.84
I'm not working from home (or not working)505.70
A reason to wear pants465.25
Other (please comment)414.68
Respondents were allowed to choose more than one answer; totals may not add up to 100%



 
GeneralReason to wear pants Pin
Anonymee22-May-20 20:00
professionalAnonymee22-May-20 20:00 
GeneralDual monitors, Colleagues, Boundary between work and life, Good chairs Pin
Vikram A Punathambekar22-May-20 2:56
MemberVikram A Punathambekar22-May-20 2:56 
GeneralOther: Limiting the hours I work to my typical work day (10 hrs) Pin
Ravi Bhavnani20-May-20 11:15
professionalRavi Bhavnani20-May-20 11:15 
General"Not having to Zoom to get work done" Pin
Jörgen Andersson20-May-20 2:14
professionalJörgen Andersson20-May-20 2:14 
GeneralThe walk to and from the train station Pin
Jörgen Andersson20-May-20 2:13
professionalJörgen Andersson20-May-20 2:13 
GeneralCommunication Pin
Samuel Wood19-May-20 21:45
professionalSamuel Wood19-May-20 21:45 
GeneralNot having to Zoom to get work done?? Pin
Anurag Gandhi19-May-20 20:36
professionalAnurag Gandhi19-May-20 20:36 
GeneralLess than Nothing Pin
  Forogar  19-May-20 9:12
professional  Forogar  19-May-20 9:12 
GeneralComment on vote of Other Pin
bVagadishnu19-May-20 5:19
MemberbVagadishnu19-May-20 5:19 
GeneralRe: Comment on vote of Other Pin
etkid8419-May-20 7:03
Memberetkid8419-May-20 7:03 
GeneralOther reason Pin
MikeTheFid19-May-20 3:57
MemberMikeTheFid19-May-20 3:57 
GeneralRe: Other reason Pin
etkid8419-May-20 7:04
Memberetkid8419-May-20 7:04 
GeneralMissing option - Not being interrupted by my wife.... Pin
Slow Eddie19-May-20 2:44
professionalSlow Eddie19-May-20 2:44 
GeneralRe: Missing option - Not being interrupted by my wife.... Pin
Leonardo Pessoa19-May-20 3:04
MemberLeonardo Pessoa19-May-20 3:04 
GeneralRe: Missing option - Not being interrupted by my wife.... Pin
Slow Eddie20-May-20 2:35
professionalSlow Eddie20-May-20 2:35 
GeneralRe: Missing option - Not being interrupted by my wife.... Pin
Anonymee22-May-20 19:24
professionalAnonymee22-May-20 19:24 
GeneralMissing option Pin
loctrice19-May-20 2:38
professionalloctrice19-May-20 2:38 
GeneralNothing Pin
agolddog19-May-20 2:23
Memberagolddog19-May-20 2:23 
Generalother Pin
theoldfool19-May-20 1:57
professionaltheoldfool19-May-20 1:57 
GeneralLunch, Coffee and Interaction Pin
Jan Steyn19-May-20 0:55
MemberJan Steyn19-May-20 0:55 
Generaldriving to work gave some concentration Pin
maze319-May-20 0:44
professionalmaze319-May-20 0:44 
GeneralOther: the exercise and variety that comes from the commute Pin
Nelviticus18-May-20 23:56
MemberNelviticus18-May-20 23:56 
GeneralThe walks to the office and back home Pin
Member 798912218-May-20 21:44
MemberMember 798912218-May-20 21:44 
Under normal conditions, I walk 3.5 km (2.2 miles), mostly uphill, to the office every morning, at a brisk speed so that I really need a shower before entering the office. That is a great way to wake up, especially when the winter storms rip the cap off my head or the fall showers make me soaking wet from the outside (in addition to the sweating from inside) Smile | :) .

Ater works, just let myself drop down the hill the same 3.5 km, entering my home refreshed and agile (at least compared to what I felt when raising from my office desk).

The half hour of walking every morning and after work, give my brain an hour a day to itself to digest thoughts and make up new ones. I do not put plastic devices into my ears; I prefer not to be disturbed by neither music, podcasts nor news. The external impulses I get while walking are the singing of the birds, the blowing wind, the sounds made by people I pass... And, unfortunately, a fair amount of traffic noise on half of the walking distance. But I can live with that.

The last few weeks have made me lazy, heavy, I have put on weight, and I loose my breath much faster. If I had enough self discipline, I would of course have been walking 7 km a day even if I didn't have to do it to get to work. That's an extremely hypothetical situation. I really could use a dog - but then again, I have owned dogs, and know that they would suffer the day I go back to the office. So I am not going to get one, just to drag me out of my chair to walk it.

I guess office will open again, and then I will have my daily walks. But I am not expecting to be able to do the 3.5 km uphill in 30 minutes the first week I am back Smile | :)
GeneralMiss Nothing Pin
_WinBase_18-May-20 21:17
Member_WinBase_18-May-20 21:17 
GeneralRe: Miss Nothing Pin
Member 792148319-May-20 9:30
MemberMember 792148319-May-20 9:30 

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