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(07-27-2020 10:36 AM)Captain Bearcat Wrote:  Some of the employers in my area have started opening their offices back up, but in an odd way.

One of my wife's friends works at an office that has several hundred employees in a cubical farm. They're now required to come to work, but there's no in-person meetings and they're not supposed to go to colleague's desks for anything. So they're still using Zoom (or Microsoft Teams or whatever) for everything.

The biggest employer in my region has 15,000 office employees in two locations. They're looking for 1,000 volunteers to come back to the office. But on similar terms as the other company: no in-person meetings; everything will still be done via Zoom or Teams. Not many takers so far.

Are you seeing this? It seems to me like they're not getting any of the advantages of working in an office together - accidental meetings that develop new ideas, build networks, enhance employees' understanding of the big picture, and build camaraderie.

It seems like it would be a particularly bad strategy if a company in a big city tried it - make people have a 45 minute commute just to do the exact same thing they'd be doing from home. (People in my town almost all have under 10 minute commutes so that's not an issue here)

Been reading in business articles how some companies are not enamored with workers outside of the office. Projects are getting delayed, new employees are not getting trained, etc. They are finding it to be even less productive than they originally feared.
 
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(07-09-2020 06:20 PM)namrag Wrote:  We stayed at coligny, north forest beach. We were in a condo with the pool complex, beach bar, and maybe a couple hundred meters from the coligny public beach entrance.

The beaches were pretty chill. Plenty of room to social distance.

The beach bars were crowded.

The restaurants were crowded, but they removed tables to give some social distancing. Use an app for dinner reservations, or else you will have a couple hour wait.

When we were there the stores were busy and very little mask wearing. Like i said, as soon as we left they implemented masks everywhere.

We always eat out for dinner when we go on vacation. My wife and i feel that we both work, so when we are on vacation we don’t want to have to cook meals and clean up afterwards.

I'm a HHI regular, my family has a condo in South Forest Beach. The vacation seasons have gotten crazy crowded.

Out of curiosity what app do you use? I completely agree, I have no desire to cook on vacation.

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(07-27-2020 11:11 AM)Bruce Monnin Wrote:  
(07-27-2020 10:36 AM)Captain Bearcat Wrote:  Some of the employers in my area have started opening their offices back up, but in an odd way.

One of my wife's friends works at an office that has several hundred employees in a cubical farm. They're now required to come to work, but there's no in-person meetings and they're not supposed to go to colleague's desks for anything. So they're still using Zoom (or Microsoft Teams or whatever) for everything.

The biggest employer in my region has 15,000 office employees in two locations. They're looking for 1,000 volunteers to come back to the office. But on similar terms as the other company: no in-person meetings; everything will still be done via Zoom or Teams. Not many takers so far.

Are you seeing this? It seems to me like they're not getting any of the advantages of working in an office together - accidental meetings that develop new ideas, build networks, enhance employees' understanding of the big picture, and build camaraderie.

It seems like it would be a particularly bad strategy if a company in a big city tried it - make people have a 45 minute commute just to do the exact same thing they'd be doing from home. (People in my town almost all have under 10 minute commutes so that's not an issue here)

Been reading in business articles how some companies are not enamored with workers outside of the office. Projects are getting delayed, new employees are not getting trained, etc. They are finding it to be even less productive than they originally feared.

My employer developed a "Return to the Office" plan scheduled for after labor day. Two days WFH/Two days in office (they have extended flex scheduling until the end of the calendar year). Teams were to be split up schedule wise to allow for social distancing so my supervisor and i would be split up in office/out-of-office and meeting via Teams. No more than 50% of the staff is to be in the office on any one day (we have about 85 employees in office at full capacity). No word yet on mask usage but at this rate my guess is that masks will be required. This plan is preliminary and with less than 45 days until it's supposed to go into effect, there hasn't been an official green light from Senior Management as to whether this is 100% on.

Part of the hang-up is that an overwhelming amount of the staff use public transportation to commute to the office (i work/reside in the DC metro area). in general the public transportation in DC has been operating on a reduced capacity due to reduction in usage so getting into and out of DC is going to take a lot longer in general. Lump that with the concerns about maintaining appropriate distancing and other health safety protocols and the reality is that commuting into and out of the office is proving to be a hurdle that our management team hasn't quite figured out in terms of trying to ensure, to the extent that all parties are comfortable, the health and safety of its employees. There are other issues that aren't applicable to me (ergo child care, persons with compromised health systems, etc) that are also contributing to the challenges of return to the office.

in terms of productivity, all i can say is that at the office we tend to know who has their shite together and who doesn't and none of that is related to whether they are in office or WFH. it is more challenging to monitor and supervise WFH but there is a significant possibility that WFH will be a large component of the future of how certain industries will conduct their business. So businesses and management are going to have to figure out how to manage their employees remotely. i think the point about training and on-boarding is a significant one, especially in organizations or industries that have high turnover. it'll be interesting to see how businesses proceed going forward.
 
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A good friend of mine was sent back to the office around June with the same guidelines.. masks required when not at your desk, no in person meetings, no meeting at cubicles, no use of the kitchen, cafeteria, or workout facility. The employee mindset is kind of "what's the point."

Between myself who works downtown and friends who also work downtown it seems like most of the larger companies aren't expecting people back in the office until 2021. My director has gotten to like the idea of working remotely but he was also spending over 2 hours each day commuting.
 
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(07-27-2020 11:58 AM)namrag Wrote:  
(07-09-2020 07:26 PM)RealDeal Wrote:  
(07-09-2020 06:20 PM)namrag Wrote:  We stayed at coligny, north forest beach. We were in a condo with the pool complex, beach bar, and maybe a couple hundred meters from the coligny public beach entrance.

The beaches were pretty chill. Plenty of room to social distance.

The beach bars were crowded.

The restaurants were crowded, but they removed tables to give some social distancing. Use an app for dinner reservations, or else you will have a couple hour wait.

When we were there the stores were busy and very little mask wearing. Like i said, as soon as we left they implemented masks everywhere.

We always eat out for dinner when we go on vacation. My wife and i feel that we both work, so when we are on vacation we don’t want to have to cook meals and clean up afterwards.

I'm a HHI regular, my family has a condo in South Forest Beach. The vacation seasons have gotten crazy crowded.

Out of curiosity what app do you use? I completely agree, I have no desire to cook on vacation.

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Opentable is the way to go!
 
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(07-27-2020 04:49 PM)dubcat14 Wrote:  A good friend of mine was sent back to the office around June with the same guidelines.. masks required when not at your desk, no in person meetings, no meeting at cubicles, no use of the kitchen, cafeteria, or workout facility. The employee mindset is kind of "what's the point."

Between myself who works downtown and friends who also work downtown it seems like most of the larger companies aren't expecting people back in the office until 2021. My director has gotten to like the idea of working remotely but he was also spending over 2 hours each day commuting.

That's what I'm hearing from most of my colleagues at this point too. We have been advised that absolutely no scheduled meetings be held in person once we go back, and that we are to keep our office doors shut at all times. At that point, why aren't we just staying home...I know for a fact (due to a study we put out about 2 weeks ago that IR finally sent confirmed data about) that employer satisfaction in their jobs, salary, and work life balance has gone up tremendously since we went WFH and the productivity in the two offices I oversee has gone up as well. I know why we have to go back...it just seems a bit pointless to everyone who doesn't understand the very cynical reasoning.

As for private sector and companies with large physical infrastructure...I'm thinking there will be a gravitational shift in how they're run here in the near future because of this. I know Cardinal Health in Columbus, who has an enormous physical campus, is trialing a no-office plan for all non-IT individuals for the rest of the FISCAL year...and I also know a few commercial RE brokers who are looking to get out of the industry with the impending bloodbath.
 
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I think work from home is atrocious. Most people just don't have the discipline to do it. I chase down employees all day, because they were "away". I very much am looking forward to getting back to normal. It will relieve a lot of my daily stress.
 
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(07-28-2020 08:43 AM)Z-Fly Wrote:  I think work from home is atrocious. Most people just don't have the discipline to do it. I chase down employees all day, because they were "away". I very much am looking forward to getting back to normal. It will relieve a lot of my daily stress.


I think satisfaction and approval of it depends on the industry. If you're expecting people to be on call specifically from 8am-5pm it could be tough on people.

In my business role, I have monthly deadlines and assignments that need to be met (that's a key to knowing whether work is getting done on my end), I hardly ever sit in meetings or on calls, and most people within the company are allowed to go in and out of work as they please as long as their work is completed when it's supposed to be done. If it's 10:30am and I want to take my dog on a 20 minute walk or get kids on a quick trip to the park, I have the freedom to do so. If I want to go to the gym at 2pm, I have the freedom to do so. You'll also find me working at 9pm or 6am. As long as our responsibilities are met at the end of the week/month and prepped for review, we have the freedom to work when, where, and how we want.

Edit: I will add that my girlfriend sits in meetings/calls for 6 of her 8 workday hours and they need to stick to a tight schedule.. freedom to jump in and out of the computer doesn't work for her or her industry and they were brought back into the office very early on in the pandemic cycle so every company/industry is different in whether they can find success in working remotely.
 
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(07-28-2020 08:43 AM)Z-Fly Wrote:  I think work from home is atrocious. Most people just don't have the discipline to do it. I chase down employees all day, because they were "away". I very much am looking forward to getting back to normal. It will relieve a lot of my daily stress.

Out of curiosity can you share some details? What industry, how big is your team/organization? Have you, your team or org had any training related to working online (best practices, etc)? Do you find that the lack of discipline is across the board or unique to specific individuals?

As a matter of context, my employer has begun doing more best practices type microlearning webinars related to WFH. in hindsight, a lot of the things seem super basic but just things that you don't think of in the moment or in general because broad WFH is a newer phenomenon. My team is working out the kinks on how to deal with reporting and maintaining accountability; as well as being present for all stakeholders. For the most part we have a pretty strong performing unit but there is one individual who seems to perpetually be away so i understand your gripe.

in any case, please share whatever insights you feel comfortable offering.
 
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(07-28-2020 08:43 AM)Z-Fly Wrote:  I think work from home is atrocious. Most people just don't have the discipline to do it. I chase down employees all day, because they were "away". I very much am looking forward to getting back to normal. It will relieve a lot of my daily stress.

Wait until Reds games are on TV during "work" hours.
 
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(07-28-2020 12:17 PM)Bruce Monnin Wrote:  
(07-28-2020 08:43 AM)Z-Fly Wrote:  I think work from home is atrocious. Most people just don't have the discipline to do it. I chase down employees all day, because they were "away". I very much am looking forward to getting back to normal. It will relieve a lot of my daily stress.

Wait until Reds games are on TV during "work" hours.

Oddly enough, they don't have a single game set to be played during "work hours" this season with the shortened season. All evening or weekend games.
 
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(07-28-2020 03:14 PM)skylinecat Wrote:  
(07-28-2020 12:17 PM)Bruce Monnin Wrote:  
(07-28-2020 08:43 AM)Z-Fly Wrote:  I think work from home is atrocious. Most people just don't have the discipline to do it. I chase down employees all day, because they were "away". I very much am looking forward to getting back to normal. It will relieve a lot of my daily stress.

Wait until Reds games are on TV during "work" hours.

Oddly enough, they don't have a single game set to be played during "work hours" this season with the shortened season. All evening or weekend games.

That's good news for businesses.
 
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(07-28-2020 09:59 AM)dubcat14 Wrote:  
(07-28-2020 08:43 AM)Z-Fly Wrote:  I think work from home is atrocious. Most people just don't have the discipline to do it. I chase down employees all day, because they were "away". I very much am looking forward to getting back to normal. It will relieve a lot of my daily stress.


I think satisfaction and approval of it depends on the industry. If you're expecting people to be on call specifically from 8am-5pm it could be tough on people.

In my business role, I have monthly deadlines and assignments that need to be met (that's a key to knowing whether work is getting done on my end), I hardly ever sit in meetings or on calls, and most people within the company are allowed to go in and out of work as they please as long as their work is completed when it's supposed to be done. If it's 10:30am and I want to take my dog on a 20 minute walk or get kids on a quick trip to the park, I have the freedom to do so. If I want to go to the gym at 2pm, I have the freedom to do so. You'll also find me working at 9pm or 6am. As long as our responsibilities are met at the end of the week/month and prepped for review, we have the freedom to work when, where, and how we want.

Edit: I will add that my girlfriend sits in meetings/calls for 6 of her 8 workday hours and they need to stick to a tight schedule.. freedom to jump in and out of the computer doesn't work for her or her industry and they were brought back into the office very early on in the pandemic cycle so every company/industry is different in whether they can find success in working remotely.

Great point. I've worked both types of jobs. When I worked in a corporate finance department, my boss needed me (or one of the other 3 people in my role) to be right there NOW. He legitimately needed it; I don't know how anyone in that job would get their work done with all their gophers more than 20 feet away from them.

And now I'm a professor. Other than grading tests & papers, it's rare that I get a project with a deadline of less than 2 months. Working from home has been normal in academia for a long time.

It'd be nice if other similar jobs started allowing work from home regularly. But much like academia, I don't think its feasible to shut down the expensive physical campuses. You still need to have meetings; you still need to have training; you still need to have a place to work when you DO go into the office.
 
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From the people that gave the world Chernobyl --

Russia aims to approve Covid-19 vaccine by mid-August, but questions remain
By Matthew Chance, CNN 3 hrs ago

Russia intends to be the first in the world to approve a coronavirus vaccine, in less than two weeks -- despite concerns about its safety, effectiveness and over whether the country has cut essential corners in development, CNN has learned.


Russian officials told CNN they are working toward a date of August 10 or earlier for approval of the vaccine, which has been created by the Moscow-based Gamaleya Institute.


It will be approved for public use, with frontline healthcare workers getting it first, they said.

"It's a Sputnik moment," said Kirill Dmitriev, head of Russia's sovereign wealth fund, which is financing Russian vaccine research, referring to the successful 1957 launch of the world's first satellite by the Soviet Union.

"Americans were surprised when they heard Sputnik's beeping. It's the same with this vaccine. Russia will have got there first," he added.

But Russia has released no scientific data on its vaccine testing and CNN is unable to verify its claimed safety or effectiveness. Critics say the country's push for a vaccine comes amid political pressure from the Kremlin, which is keen to portray Russia as a global scientific force.

There are also wide concerns the human testing of the vaccine is incomplete.

Dozens of vaccine trials are underway around the world and a small number are in large-scale efficacy trials, but most developers have cautioned that much work remains before their vaccines can be approved.

While some global vaccines are in the third phase of trials, the Russian vaccine is yet to complete its second phase. Developers plan to complete that phase by August 3, and then conduct the third phase of testing in parallel with the vaccination of the medical workers.

Russians scientists say the vaccine has been quick to develop because it is a modified version of one already created to fight against other diseases. That's the approach being taken in many other countries and by other companies.

Notably, Moderna, whose vaccine is being backed by the U.S. government and which started Phase 3 testing Monday, has built its coronavirus vaccine on the backbone of a vaccine it had been developing for a related virus, MERS. While this has sped the development process, US and European regulators are requiring the full complement of safety and efficacy tests for the vaccine.

Russia's defense ministry says that Russian soldiers served as volunteers in human trials.

In recorded comments provided to CNN, Alexander Ginsburg, the director of the project, said he has already injected himself with the vaccine.

Russian officials say the drug is being fast-tracked through approval because of the global pandemic and Russia's own severe coronavirus problem. The country now has more than 800,000 confirmed cases.

"Our scientists focused not on being the first but on protecting people," said Dmitriev.

The vaccine uses human adenovirus vectors that have been made weaker so they do not replicate in the body. Unlike most vaccines in development it relies on two vectors, not one, and patients would receive a second booster shot.

Officials say their scientific data is currently being compiled and will be made available for peer review and publication in early August.

"Russia marshaled its leadership position in vaccine development and its proven Ebola and MERS vaccine platform to bring the first safe and efficient solution to the world's biggest problem," Dmitriev told CNN previously.

The World Health Organization says there is no approved vaccine for MERS.

The Russian health ministry, which has not yet confirmed the August approval date, says frontline medical staff will be first to be vaccinated once the new drug has been approved for public use.

Large-scale vaccine trials in the United Kingdom, the United States and elsewhere are proceeding rapidly but have not committed to deadlines by which their products will be approved.

Early results from trials of a vaccine developed by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca were promising, but Mike Ryan, executive director of the World Health Organization Health Emergencies Program, said earlier this month that "there's a long way to go."

"These are Phase 1 studies. We now need to move into larger scale real-world trials, but it is good to see more data and more products moving into this very important phase of vaccine discovery," he said.

Earlier this month, the Kremlin denied allegations Russian spies hacked into American, Canadian and British research labs to steal vaccine development secrets.

Russian officials also denied reports members of the country's political and business elite -- including Russian President Vladimir Putin -- had been given early access to the vaccine.
 
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(07-28-2020 11:42 AM)eroc Wrote:  
(07-28-2020 08:43 AM)Z-Fly Wrote:  I think work from home is atrocious. Most people just don't have the discipline to do it. I chase down employees all day, because they were "away". I very much am looking forward to getting back to normal. It will relieve a lot of my daily stress.

Out of curiosity can you share some details? What industry, how big is your team/organization? Have you, your team or org had any training related to working online (best practices, etc)? Do you find that the lack of discipline is across the board or unique to specific individuals?

As a matter of context, my employer has begun doing more best practices type microlearning webinars related to WFH. in hindsight, a lot of the things seem super basic but just things that you don't think of in the moment or in general because broad WFH is a newer phenomenon. My team is working out the kinks on how to deal with reporting and maintaining accountability; as well as being present for all stakeholders. For the most part we have a pretty strong performing unit but there is one individual who seems to perpetually be away so i understand your gripe.

in any case, please share whatever insights you feel comfortable offering.

We are an engineering firm. I have 25ish people under me. The company itself has 1000s of employees all across the world. We have to work together on projects all the time. The big issue I have is our customer has next day requests, frequently. I then have to track down and coordinate all of the moves. Previously, I could just go grab the 3/4 people needed to make it happen. It's been an absolute nightmare for me. I understand how individual contributors enjoy it.
 
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(07-30-2020 06:11 AM)Z-Fly Wrote:  
(07-28-2020 11:42 AM)eroc Wrote:  
(07-28-2020 08:43 AM)Z-Fly Wrote:  I think work from home is atrocious. Most people just don't have the discipline to do it. I chase down employees all day, because they were "away". I very much am looking forward to getting back to normal. It will relieve a lot of my daily stress.

Out of curiosity can you share some details? What industry, how big is your team/organization? Have you, your team or org had any training related to working online (best practices, etc)? Do you find that the lack of discipline is across the board or unique to specific individuals?

As a matter of context, my employer has begun doing more best practices type microlearning webinars related to WFH. in hindsight, a lot of the things seem super basic but just things that you don't think of in the moment or in general because broad WFH is a newer phenomenon. My team is working out the kinks on how to deal with reporting and maintaining accountability; as well as being present for all stakeholders. For the most part we have a pretty strong performing unit but there is one individual who seems to perpetually be away so i understand your gripe.

in any case, please share whatever insights you feel comfortable offering.

We are an engineering firm. I have 25ish people under me. The company itself has 1000s of employees all across the world. We have to work together on projects all the time. The big issue I have is our customer has next day requests, frequently. I then have to track down and coordinate all of the moves. Previously, I could just go grab the 3/4 people needed to make it happen. It's been an absolute nightmare for me. I understand how individual contributors enjoy it.

Preciate it Z. i can certainly appreciate trying to make sure all the employees are accessible and present.
 
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(07-28-2020 08:43 AM)Z-Fly Wrote:  I think work from home is atrocious. Most people just don't have the discipline to do it. I chase down employees all day, because they were "away". I very much am looking forward to getting back to normal. It will relieve a lot of my daily stress.

My work from home is atrocious because I have to deal with a steady stream of computer issues that makes working difficult. Just spent 10 minutes reconnecting to vpn. I often can’t take it and just walk away from
the computer.

One day Adobe won’t work. Another day Excel runs slowly. It took two weeks for tech support to get laptop working properly, including one instance where they took two hours of my time fixing one thing, while “breaking” two others.

I’m also stuck in the sunroom, which is great if the temperature isn’t over 85 and it’s not raining.

It was so bad at home, I went back into the office...and I was ordered back home...

Home has a lot of distractions, but a fellow coworker - who also works out of her sunroom - probably had the worst. Her next door neighbor decided to start wanking off in his back yard during her work hours...

Edited to add: The first few months, More often than not conference call meetings typically had kids screaming in the background. I always thought to myself, if these people can’t control their kids for an hour meeting, how in the world do they ever get anything done.

Edited to add: I could write a book on the inefficiencies of working from home...On a conference call now...well kinda. Only two people joined. Got no cancellation. Getting dropped off call not uncommon. Large group calls there’s always some you can’t figure out the mute button. Or how to unmute....
 
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RE: OT: COVID Check-In
(08-03-2020 09:44 AM)BearcatsUC Wrote:  
(07-28-2020 08:43 AM)Z-Fly Wrote:  I think work from home is atrocious. Most people just don't have the discipline to do it. I chase down employees all day, because they were "away". I very much am looking forward to getting back to normal. It will relieve a lot of my daily stress.

My work from home is atrocious because I have to deal with a steady stream of computer issues that makes working difficult. Just spent 10 minutes reconnecting to vpn. I often can’t take it and just walk away from
the computer.

One day Adobe won’t work. Another day Excel runs slowly. It took two weeks for tech support to get laptop working properly, including one instance where they took two hours of my time fixing one thing, while “breaking” two others.

I’m also stuck in the sunroom, which is great if the temperature isn’t over 85 and it’s not raining.

It was so bad at home, I went back into the office...and I was ordered back home...

Home has a lot of distractions, but a fellow coworker - who also works out of her sunroom - probably had the worst. Her next door neighbor decided to start wanking off in his back yard during her work hours...

Edited to add: The first few months, More often than not conference call meetings typically had kids screaming in the background. I always thought to myself, if these people can’t control their kids for an hour meeting, how in the world do they ever get anything done.

Edited to add: I could write a book on the inefficiencies of working from home...On a conference call now...well kinda. Only two people joined. Got no cancellation. Getting dropped off call not uncommon. Large group calls there’s always some you can’t figure out the mute button. Or how to unmute....
I have talked to company reps with dogs barking, babies screaming, etc. Tell me how good that is for business.
 
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RE: OT: COVID Check-In
I guess the WFH thing just depends on your company's set up and the complexity of their programs. The company I work for has been allowing WFH on weekends and some weekday shifts since its inception in 2016 and everything we do is web based, so the transition has been nearly seamless. Probably doesn't hurt that most of our employees are young and don't have children.
 
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