The phrase runs through my mind of late, usually during the wee hours of the morning as I weigh the options: settle into my favorite deconstructed English roll armchair for a few hours with lap top and misty view of the gardens (the rhodies and irises are blooming), or make a super early commute to the office (with the really great espresso machine) because I crave community and need to/want to collaborate on projects today with colleagues.
Your options might be a WeWork co-working space, or the local Starbucks (the high-top table versus low-top table versus lounge chair next to the wall outlet) between sales calls. Or maybe you’ve booked the glass walled conference room at your main office for a team meeting, will spend a few hours at a free address workstation, and finish up the day at your home office.
Perhaps others spend the majority of their time in an assigned workspace, after dropping off the kiddos to a school where students have been allowed the freedom to choose the best way to learn—standing, wobble chairs, sitting on the floors—as teachers adapt to change within their environments.
Work is about what you do, not necessarily about where you go, and the location or setting allowed to complete that work is unique to each company’s work policies.