November 22, 2022
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Office chairs, equal treatment and other major challenges

Every day Offishall reads and scours the press for content related to hybrid work. Check out our selection of three must-read articles this week.

Office chairs, equal treatment and other major challenges

Every day Offishall reads and scours the press for content related to hybrid work. Here is our selection of three must-read articles this week:

The most generalist : The 4 building sites of hybrid work

The first article that caught our attention raises a question - without providing clear-cut answers at a time when major changes are taking place in the organisation of work. And that is why we selected it; work is changing and it is still early to draw definitive conclusions, we are in a time of questioning: what are the four major projects for this autumn marked by the return of employees to the office? Number one, to establish a framework for teleworking. Secondly, it will be necessary to "reinvent new ways of animating employees" to avoid the risks of"distancing links, disengagement and tensions" explains Cadre et Dirigeant Magazine . Thirdly, organisations will have to strengthen the technical and digital skills of their employees in order to telework effectively via trust management. Finally, office spaces will have to be rethought for hybrid work: "the surface area may decrease, but the quality of the fittings increases accordingly.
Written by Eric Lhomme, this article provides a rich and cross-cutting overview of the challenges of implementing hybrid work.

The most social : Telework: "An inequality between those who can afford to organise and the servant class"

Last weekend, Libération devoted its front page to the generalisation of telework, which we have known since the first confinement is a vector of inequalities, especially between teleworkable jobs - those of the white collar workers - and the others - those of the blue collar workers. But the social divide is also accompanied by a territorial divide for the economist and urban planner Pierre Veltz. Because post-covid, medium-sized cities have become more attractive. And although one out of two Parisians is considering leaving the capital to gain in comfort and quality of life, there will not be a massive urban exodus, explains this specialist. According to him, we will see what he calls the multi-residence of the most well-off, while the least well-off will remain on the outskirts of large cities because they cannot afford to move away or live in the (now inaccessible) central districts. " We are going to experience an inequality between those who have the means to organise themselves and the servant class who bring you food, who do the housework, but who have no access to the heart of the city", he confided to Libération, deploring the almost total absence of regulation of the land market.

The most practical : The office chair dilemma

Whether it's a stool, kitchen chair or living room sofa, we often work from home sitting on anything but an office chair! La Presse therefore advises us to add accessories to our seating to suit our individual morphology: "one or two cushions slipped under the buttocks, a towel rolled up in the lower back, a stable base placed under the feet". The newspaper also suggests "regularly varying workstations", whether standing or sitting. Also worth remembering is the need to move around and walk regularly with breaks of 30 seconds to 2 minutes every 45 minutes to 1 hour, "periods beyond which we start to see a reduction in blood circulation and ankylosis in the back and hips, regardless of the chair", says the Quebec daily.
We know about the "eat and move" promoted by the public authorities, so let's make way for TV - move!

Edmée Citroën

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