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F5s Lori MacVittie: The highs and low of COVID-19 remote working

F5's Lori MacVittie: The highs and low of COVID-19 remote working

 October 21, 2020

Lori MacVittie, Principal Technical Evangelist at F5 Networks, has worked remotely since 2000. Now, in the new COVID-19 landscape, her colleagues have joined her. 

In an article she authored, Lori shares the positives and the negatives of working from home, while offering advice on how colleagues and companies might best better adapt to the "new workplace" and remote working.

Understanding the benefits and challenges

Lori recognizes that a major benefit of working from home is that it has "democratized the conference room", increasing inclusivity, thanks to the use of video. Yet, a significant challenge has been the extended office hours for colleagues due to the removed commute time. For Lori, creating a work/life balance has its challenges.

Adapting to the remote workplace

She offers some sage advice to alleviate some of the challenges. "We can't just change where we work without also changing how we work," she comments.

"This is an opportunity to examine current processes and assumptions and, more importantly, question if they remain valid in a hybrid digital-physical distributed workforce," she adds.

Read the full article here.

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