Last year I wrote an article about my personal views on working from home. Whether you agree or disagree, I recently had a conversation with a wonderfully inspiring marketing professional and leader. We were talking about working from home and which environments facilitate the best of you.
She went on to not only fully endorse the benefits of working remotely – from home or otherwise. She also told me a story about one of her former colleagues, claiming that her best ideas came to her in the shower. I thought that was only me!!!
Hence my newly coined term, armpit thinking.
Whether you’re washing your hair (or armpits), or sitting in a quiet café, or hanging out the washing, employers need to understand that sitting at a desk from 9-5pm does not necessarily deliver the best results.
The reality is that we all have to do our washing and yes, wash our armpits… so why not encourage individuals to work where and when it best works for them as long as they still deliver the results and outputs required?
We’re already seeing that job seekers value flexible working arrangements more than a hefty pay-pack.
It’s worth pondering next time you’re in the shower.