I recently wrote an op-ed article featured in Engineering News-Record to discuss a topic I am very passionate about – moving away from the falsely-idolized “work from home” era and migrating back to the tried-and-true ways of working in traditional offices. 

This is a societal issue that other CEOs and industry leaders need to take a more active role in solving. The ways we interact and work as people will ultimately shape the future of our businesses and communities. Transitioning from standard places of employment to home offices decreases productivity and further isolates individuals struggling mentally and physically or those who face difficulty achieving equitable representation. 

Leaders have a responsibility to elevate and support the people who work hard for us each day, and we cannot do this adequately from afar. If we are to create meaningful opportunities for our team members and people within the neighborhoods we serve, we must do so by taking the time to get to know each other and combining our ambitions and resources to facilitate meaningful change.

Raising awareness of how remote work negatively impacts our health and society can enlighten and encourage others to find innovative ways to connect, inspire, and create. 

You can read the full op-ed piece in Engineering News-Record here.