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Old 04-27-2020, 04:16 PM   #1
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As a preamble, I don't think governments will be able to contain people inside for too much longer. Riots and demonstrations are popping up here and there, but they are relatively easy to diffuse now. But the summer weather and general frustration will do their thing. Just look at California and Florida beaches now. As more and more people are starting to "break free" and violate the isolation policies/recommendations, governments will likely start yielding to pressure by changing those policies (rather than trying to enforce and antagonize large groups of people). Regardless of how one sees this developing, I think it is logical to assume that people will be allowed to return to work before the vaccine is found and made widely available.

How do you see the new normal for the work you do? What do you think will change for sure going forward?
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Old 04-27-2020, 04:37 PM   #2
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Riots is a bit strong.
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If numbers start getting out of control, could see the brakes being put on pretty quick. We are already seeing ease of restrictions. I dunno about the US, but Canadians have been fairly reasonable throughout the ask to stay home and flatten the curve.
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Riots is a bit strong.

That's how he rolls
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I don't think so. Here's Germany, one of the most law-abiding developed countries.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-h...-idUSKCN2270RD

The thread is not about that at all though. Please don't sidetrack it in that direction. Thank you.
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Riots is a bit strong.
But not unprecedented in Vancouver.
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Is this supposed to be different from the ‘before and after’ thread?

Or the ‘how does this end’ thread, for that matter?
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Is this supposed to be different from the ‘before and after’ thread?

Or the ‘how does this end’ thread, for that matter?
Not at all. What do you see changing in your work/business when you return to the office?
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Old 04-27-2020, 05:01 PM   #9
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Not at all. What do you see changing in your work/business when you return to the office?

Less handshakes
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Is this supposed to be different from the ‘before and after’ thread?

Or the ‘how does this end’ thread, for that matter?
The "Before and after" thread was before this thread.
So it was the before thread
This is the after thread.
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From a personal standpoint, I work in business development and the big change I see is a pretty big reduction in handshakes. I see the discussions and meetings remaining as face to face one's. I've never closed a large deal without meeting with the client face to face and I don't see this changing. The meeting rooms I can see being much larger than needed to accommodate spacing.

For our teams who end up on the ground to implement the deals we sell, I can see less people at the client site during delivery, but this will largely be determined by the client. Before the pandemic, many clients feel better seeing butts in seats, so I'll be interested to see if this changes that mindset. Our company has been working remotely for years before all of this happened, so we know how to deliver with remote workers located across the globe.
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Not at all. What do you see changing in your work/business when you return to the office?

  1. perhaps the extinction of door knobs replaced with door handles which what I wanted/needed several decades ago after I broke my wrist and couldn't turn doorknobs.
  2. Gotta wonder about bidets... on 2nd thought, nope.
  3. No breathing moistly either.
  4. Less city transit to make Calgary even more car-centric
  5. More complaining about lack of funding in public-sector as the tax base has been severely wounded, amputated, and "free" handouts.
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Old 04-27-2020, 06:40 PM   #14
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Funny, I miss handshakes (I didn't think I would). So when this is all over and everyone is safe....I am going to be doing some big celebratory handshakes with everyone I meet.
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Hopefully a genuinely millennial and Gen-Z driven political movement.
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I see work returning to normal at some point, just more respect for social spacing in general, and more acceptance of working from home if one feels safer in doing so.

Long term, I think many workplaces return to generally to what they were before, especially with the advent and implementation of a vaccine, herd immunity, or both. Humans are social creatures.
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I thought the purpose of this thread would be what the next 3-6 months would be like as restrictions lift.

I think getting back to Sweden’s level of restrictions would be a goal.

- no large groups over 15
- all businesses allowed to operate with spacing increases
- mandatory (or socially shamed) mask wearing
- continued work from home for those who can
- an attempt at regular school in September
- Parks open, no out of province camping, campgrounds limited to trailers with bathrooms, back country open.
- Golf remains closed
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So, you can watch yourself from a far Birdseye view? That’s impressive...
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Hopefully a genuinely millennial and Gen-Z driven political movement.
Isn’t that what we have now?
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