Junior Consultant Digital Media
By spring 2020 if not before, the term "home office" is no longer a privileged and exclusive working model of hip, technology-driven start-up companies or decentralised sales organisations. Rather, a virtue has been made of the necessity of the pandemic situation wherever workflows and processes could be organised as far as possible from a distance in order to temporarily reduce contacts and meetings to a minimum.
The mayer-digital team has been equipped for the mobile workspace for many years. Every now and then it is good to concentrate on the "tunnel" in a personal retreat environment, for example to work individually on a conceptual milestone. Or to push ahead with the evolution of the next programming level. But most of the work we do together.
We are proud and happy that the crew appreciates and enjoys the shared team spirit on site - and has now also been missing it for some time. In our office space, everyone feels really comfortable when it comes to jointly developing solutions to which everyone has something to contribute. No video conference replaces the quick chat in the kitchenette, because short distances, interpersonal coordination and the omnipresent feeling of being on board are (fortunately) not entirely digitalisable. And since we also do "something with IT", one cliché must not be left unoccupied: THE FOOSBALL TABLE. Perhaps with the hint that it is also used here.
In the future, we will continue to work on our mission from the home office or another location. But more than the fruit basket for everyone in the "Fruitful Office", the comfortable height-adjustable table or the stylish surroundings with a feel-good atmosphere, colleagues are quickly missing each other. We think that's a pretty good sign for a pretty good basis. And a really good reason to slowly - and in the truest sense of the word - let some normality return. Of course, with the flexibility we've already been practising for a long time. It's the mix that counts. To togetherness. Hooray.