Why it’s not as simple as telling people to ‘get back to the office’.

Along with most people, (especially after last weeks’ press on getting back to work) I’m finding the government’s messaging on encouraging people to return to the office very confusing. At a basic level, I don’t believe it’s the role of the government to be involved in this decision, it’s down to individual organisations and the employees, given that work is no longer constrained to taking place in one location, especially an office. Heading into Liverpool Street in London last week I took a wander around to see if it was any busier than a few weeks ago. Given I was on a 08:20 am train, which is normally packed, I counted 12 people in two carriages so no need to [...]