After a few days of working from home, it can be difficult to get back into the routine of coming to the office. Perhaps shyness, a little anxiety, that snooze button or being out of our comfort zone are some of the reasons we put off going to work in the morning. We know we’ll enjoy catching up with colleagues, spending breaks together or even having lunch in the office kitchen, yet we can’t seem to find the motivation to get out of the house.
But there’s always a reason for it. As an example, every Wednesday comes with a surprise from the HR department. Whether it’s a hearty breakfast, fruit, vegetables, sweets, or even snacks perfect for work breaks, Alexandra always lures us to the office in the morning with a picture posted on the group, right in the morning.
That doesn’t mean we only come to the office on Wednesdays, does it? Because we’ve made a rule since the beginning of the lifting of the restrictions. Each day of the week is dedicated to two departments.
What does that mean? Well, let us explain. On Monday the whole software development team meets at the office, together with the operations team, on Tuesday we find all the digital marketing team at the office, on Wednesday we all get together for the breakfast surprise, and on Thursday we are joined by the marketing and customer success departments. But don’t forget about Friday. Some of our colleagues choose to come into the office on Fridays so that they can stay in town and enjoy the start of the weekend after work. Fortunately, our office is in a central location, close to many terraces and places to relax. Isn’t it nice to get out of work on a Friday night and go out for a cocktail? I believe so.
Let me tell you another good reason. Morning walks to the office, a cup of flavored latte from the coffee shop down the street, maybe even a good sandwich you pick up fresh from your favorite bakery, are other sources of inspiration and energy that can give you a great start to the day. And even if you’re not a coffee or breakfast lover, the simple fact that you’re adding a few more steps into your daily activity report is definitely a big plus for those days when you’re struggling to choose between work from home and work from office.
Having said that, we are grateful for the freedom to decide how we work on a daily basis. And now we have an answer to the question we posed at the outset. What drives us to leave our comfort zones at home and come to work? It’s simple: games during breaks, surprises, good food, laughter, good vibe, and lots of smiles in the office are just a few of the reasons why the team gets together at the office at least once a week. We are excited to have such a program that allows us to balance all of our colleagues’ needs and desires without feeling constrained or excluded.