People often joke that on their death bed, they wouldn’t look back and wish they’d spent more time in the office. Perhaps working from home will change that reflection. Although not necessarily. Some pined for the office in the early days but now they no longer want to commute. Because no one else is there or likely to return anytime soon. And who can blame them? Occasionally I succumbed to a meeting that required the Northern Line at 8am. After waiting for 5 full trains to depart, I wondered how these people managed to summon up the energy and drive to do this every single working day. Hopefully now with the option of home working, flexible hours and some enlightened thinking, it will mean they don’t have to. At least as often. There are nearly always better ways of getting things done. Sometimes we need a wake-up call to seize the day.