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April 6, 2021 | Volume: 12 | Issue: 7
Here’s to hoping the world continues looking brighter as we all continue to get vaccinated and up and running.
I have my first vaccine appointment on Friday, and I can only imagine that a lot of you are working on getting vaccine appointments too. We’ve talked in our office about when we can expect to get vaccinated and how that will affect our plans for eventually one day heading back into the office.
Do your companies have a set date for the great return? Will there be one? Some companies, like IBM, have decided to scale back on office properties because having employees work from home is going well. (There is a lot more that goes into the context of this but for the purpose of this intro we aren’t going to go into all of it. You can read this though.) Right now, the company is saving some $$$ by not paying for as many physical spaces.
What are your companies doing? How are you preparing for the future as an employee? Do you think there will ever again be as many employees working in offices?
Just some food for thought on this Tuesday. Enjoy the news!
Also, it’s my birthday and as my birthday wish, please tune in to rAVe [TV] tomorrow. Gary and I started a TV show, and it is a good time. OK, bye!
I’ve stated in the past that you really can’t be an expert in workplace technology without first being an expert in the workplace. rAVe’s BlogSquad and staff have done a great job of trying to connect the dots on these topics through their LAVNCH events and recurring columns, but if we really want to learn about what conversations are going on in the greater ecosystem about workplace, then we should also be looking at some other sources in different markets.
Like many of you, I tripped into this whole AV thing. My first lessons started in college, learning how to over-and-under wrap 50-foot mic cables and putting microphones away at the end of the day. When the school installed a new console in their auditorium in the spring of 1986, I met the integrator, David Bretzke, who sold them the new 48-channel console. That also turned into my first all-nighter. Thus began a two-year, part-time internship with David — and I soaked up everything I could. David was my first mentor, my first resource. But over the years, I’ve found many invaluable resources to build my knowledge upon — people, organizations, websites and papers.
I thought this general term, “FUD,” used in two different connotations would be highly relevant and appropriate to many people (domestic and international), especially within the past year. I want to point out that I am not in the medical field and that these are my own opinions based on my professional (well over 30 years) and personal (well over 30 years) experiences.