DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: What challenges may retailers face trying to optimize the benefits of a hybrid in-person/work-from-home model? What lessons did your company learn about experiments in remote working over the last year?
Interactive Edge’s CEO, Zel Bianco comments, featured on RetailWire’s Braintrust:
This has been the focus of many discussions with friends and family; virtually for the most part. It is clear to me that expecting a full staff to commute to come into the office is a thing of the past. If the last year has taught us anything, it is that we can work rather effectively from home. When you consider the time that is wasted in getting to and from the office, that time is better spent on planning your day or getting work done. We have a stand up meeting for 30 minutes every morning to check in with each other and that works very well. I do believe, however, that critical meetings like road map sessions and the like, where the decisions that are made are pretty much set in stone, need to be done in person. In those cases, gathering in a conference room with a white board is still the way to go.
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