Eduardo Tavares, VP, Creative Director, Craft & Design, Area 23, New York
I would love that the workspace from the picture was actually mine.
Most of the day I am running around. From the kitchen table, to hiding in the kid’s bedroom, or hanging on the couch.
I am able to enjoy that space just at the end of the day. That area in fact is my wife’s office. She is a WFH expert, having a home-office way before I did. So she owns the place and just allowed me to take this quick picture and try to look cool.
I would also love to have those lovely quiet kids from the picture hanging around.
99.9% of the day they are just driving us crazy with home-school-time, lunch-time, nap-time, snack-time and whatever-the-hell-they-feel-like-putting-their-energizer-bunny-energy-on-time. (My major and enormous respect for all the moms that deal with that daily, with love and patience)
I would love to be that calm and chilling dude from the picture.
The truth, is that this is one of the hardest situations I have been in so far. And I am blessed, having an amazing job in and incredible agency. Being able to work from home, with everyone around me safe and sound. I can’t even imagine what people who don’t have all this, are going through right now. But whatever I can share right now, is from my point of view: And it is very hard.
I would love to say that working from home is great and perfect.
But I really miss the office. It is much harder to concentrate and focus. The productivity could be better, despite all of the incredible effort our heroes from the IT at Area 23 went through to make everyone perfectly able to work from far (you are the Man, Will Bagley!)
I would love to be able to say that nothing changed or will change in our business
But, of course, it is not truth. And trying to guess anything right now is just an exercise in futility. Our industry always went through huge transformations. We will adapt, and return better, more focused and hopefully more thankful.
And I expect to return a little bit more like the guy from the picture.