Hands up if you are working from home? I can’t see you, but I suspect most of you just put your hands up?
Weird, isn’t it?
Here at EBS, Jo normally spends most of her working week at our offices, and I am mainly at clients’ sites. We are now side by side in the former bedroom-turned-office / study room. With our teenage daughter. And the cats.
I think it is fair to say that this change is ‘interesting’. I (very fairly) get the study when I am on a client call and we are fortunate to have laptops and enough space that we all don’t have to be here all at the same time.
We have had to learn to adapt as I suspect that you have too. Last week we analysed each of our service offerings and worked out that we could do between 2/3 and 4/5 of it remotely. We also learned to use video conferencing and screen sharing software to be able to operate effectively.
I have no idea what percentage of your work you can do remotely, but think about it from a time, money and environmental perspective. I can save up to 3 hours a day when I am not on the road. Last year I did about 15,000 business miles and caused 15,000 miles of emissions and pollution.
Either way, looking to the future, EBS will offer a better service to our clients whilst travelling less and maybe saving the planet a little bit. I hope you can do too.
Jo and I are having a few days off over the Easter break, enjoying a bit of a staycation! We hope you all have a peaceful and healthy Easter and we would like to thank all the NHS workers, care workers, rubbish collectors, delivery drivers and everybody out there ensuring that our Country continues to run during this national crisis.
Take care, wash your hands, stay safe and stay at home.
Jo & Wayne Pearce (& the cat!) x