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Ben Glasson is group account director at 303 MullenLowe:
How do you deal with the silence?
What silence? For reasons totally unknown, my wife speaks at least 30% louder when talking business on the phone (I hadn’t noticed it until we were locked in a 2BR apartment together 24/7). Add a further 50% volume increase for Zoom / video calls and another 80% if there are more than six people on those video calls. Thankfully as an EP of a busy music production house she’s only on calls about 85% of the day…
Ugg boots and shorts.
No Bondi Road commuter traffic.
Silence – although I’m told that the sound of my "loud typing" is bordering on grounds for divorce.
Tips for making WFH work?
Limit those Videocalls.
Pick up the phone and have a regular phone call – amazing what can be achieved in three minutes when you aren’t trying to make out the book titles on the shelf behind your MD’s head.
And get a Sonos.
I am looking forward to getting back to the office because …
Along with my community minded 303 colleagues, I plan to do my bit to help all those poor pubs in The Rocks get back on their feet as quickly as possible.
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