18 May Define The New Normal- Day 18/31:
Define The New Normal- Day 18/31:
I spent the month of April asking a diverse group of my neighbours in Utrecht the following question. I will release their responses once per day for the rest of the month.
“As we collectively redefine the new ‘normal’ and rebuild, what would you like to see as the primary institutional change in society?”
“I would like to see more companies enabling their employees to work from home a few days a week. It has many benefits: less commuting means more time for yourself and your family, less cars on the road lead to less traffic congestion, less reliance on fossil fuels, less pollution, less investment needed for infrastructure, saving cost on renting big office spaces, you name it. Before corona, I had the feeling that many companies were hesitant to give this a try, but now that so many are forced to work from home, we all see that it can work. My own employer has already encouraged us for years to divide our time between work from home and in the office (which has its own advantages), and we are all the better for it.”
-Pieter van der Horn