Although I spend a fair amount of time at client offices across the UK with individuals and teams, I’ve now been primarily working from home in South Manchester for twelve months. I have a work space which doubles as a spare bedroom. I have all the requirements of an office space; desk, power, wifi, tea making fascillities, but there is something missing when you work from home the majority of the week, human contact.
Working from home can be lonely. Yes, you’re answering emails to other people and you have phone or video calls to make. You might even see the postman more often. But what you don’t have, and many of us need, is face-to-face human contact.
Just being in the same space as others, even if you’re focused on completely different tasks is enough to support mental health and general wellbeing.Continue reading “Moving into The Co-operative’s Federation House”