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07.28.2020 (15 Days Ago)
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The New Remote Efficiencies
The New Remote Efficiencies
15 days ago 6 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:

I have been thinking lately about how much we have learned from the experience of having been thrust into the future. Pre-COVID, remote work was taking hold in some industries but largely, there was not yet a groundswell of support for a complete transition to remote across industries.


Fast forward and here we are.


Let me start by saying I miss my office. I miss being together in one space. I miss being able to stand up and walk into someone’s office to kick around a theory or just shoot the breeze. I don’t think there is a substitute for the in-person connection and this experience has not changed my mind.


That said, I am seeing great efficiencies popping up in remote work. By necessity, we created a regular attorney Zoom meeting three times a week. As a team, we go over pending projects, brainstorm issues and new rules any of us has just read or learned about, problem-solve for clients – and of course, just shoot the breeze. This new process that was forced upon us adds a layer of efficiency to the operation of the firm. Looking into the future, I suspect we will continue these meetings as part of our new process.


Recently, a colleague was telling me that the sales team at his company had become so successful at remote sales, that the company was projecting a permanent move towards limiting (but not eliminating) in person selling even post COVID. Think about just the cost savings associated with that change.


And, of course with apologies to our friends in commercial real estate, there is a constant buzz of conversation now about how much footprint a business really needs to pay for going forward.


While I am hoping that we can all be back together again in a room soon, I do see on the horizon some permanent changes for the better to the ways that many of us do business.


What are you seeing?

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  •  Fred wrote 15 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Real estate will need to adjust
     
       
     
     
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  •  Rona_Gura wrote 15 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    A few weeks ago I walked into my office to find it flooded. After I retrieved the building personnel to clean my office and fix the leak, I went home. Normally I would have been upset about missing a week of work but I knew that, now, I could as easily work from home as the office.
     
       
     
     
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  •  Corey_Bearak wrote 15 Days Ago (positive) 
     
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    Working as I always do/ did, pre-pandemic, I find it easy when I need to, to pick up the phone; others do the same. sometimes it might start with a text or email to discern availability -- akin to walking in another office but finding it vacant (in those cases we rarely left a message. Fred is correct on REI and I already gave my two cents on that.
     
       
     
     
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  •  Victoria_Drogin wrote 15 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Zoom goes a long way.... miss in person for sure (and shoes!!!)
     
       
     
     
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  •  RitaSue_Siegel wrote 15 Days Ago (positive) 
     
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    I ditto Nancy's remarks,
     
       
     
     
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  •  Daniel_Schwartz wrote 15 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    I see a slow return for sure. I think more so in the boroughs than LI. People will be more likely to come back if revenue continues to slide. As Nancy pointed out, some industries will be fine working remotely. If you can be successful, there is no reason to be in an office environment. If that trend continues, you know Web based platforms (Zoom, WebEx, Teams) will go up in price.
     
       
     
     
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