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Rush hour, eating at the desk, uncomfortable clothes: the return to the office is a golden opportunity to get rid of the things we hated about it – and to add some that we’d love

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Time for a shindig: Jane McDaid, founder of Thinkhouse in Dublin. Photo by Mark Condren

Time for a shindig: Jane McDaid, founder of Thinkhouse in Dublin. Photo by Mark Condren

‘The mindset of one desk per employee is gone’: Machaela O’Leary, campus manager at Talent Garden Dublin. Photo by Frank McGrath

‘The mindset of one desk per employee is gone’: Machaela O’Leary, campus manager at Talent Garden Dublin. Photo by Frank McGrath

A sketch from the Foils Arms and Hog YouTube channel about the new reality when we return to the office

A sketch from the Foils Arms and Hog YouTube channel about the new reality when we return to the office

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Time for a shindig: Jane McDaid, founder of Thinkhouse in Dublin. Photo by Mark Condren

What will the post-pandemic office look like? The comedy troupe Foils Arms and Hog gave us one vision of the future in a sketch posted on YouTube last week. It was as chaotic as you might expect: one employee arrives into work in a dressing gown (“I’m still getting used to working in the office”), staff struggle to cope with non-virtual meetings (“You’re the host! Tom’s outside! You have to let him into the meeting!”) while a wife and dog burst in unannounced. “I’m taking the rest of the day off,” one office worker says to another before realising: “Oh no! I’m here until 5!”

Laugh all you like, but what was encouraged and accepted in the working-from-home scenario won’t fly from September 20 when the phased return to the office begins.


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