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Episode 167


Topic: Is Work From Home Dead?

Guests: Dan Gordon & Donnie Shelton

In this episode we discuss:

  • Our sponsors Coalmarch by Workwave and PestSure

  • PMP Industry Insiders Peer Groups

  • Dan's and Donnie's takes on the pros and cons of allowing working from home (WFH)

  • How Triangle is building a new facility and Donnie is looking forward to having everyone under one roof

  • Why it's difficult to stay focused when WFH

  • How to monitor and manage productivity when team members are WFH

  • Why WFH can make it difficult to build and maintain strong company culture

  • The power of positive feedback and how remote work makes that difficult

  • The potential for feelings of isolation and a decline in team spirit

  • How WFH can hinder the opportunity for spontaneous collaboration and brainstorming and can lead to slower response times and communication delays

  • Benefits of a hybrid work arrangement

  • The importance of nonverbal communication and how WFH makes it difficult

  • How to mitigate challenges of WFH

Resources mentioned:

Notable: "While work from home can be convenient, and work from home works in some industries, I don't think it's a great idea for the service industry ... We see a massive increase in productivity in folks who actually come in the office." —Donnie Shelton

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