Flying from London City Airport is a joy and a delight, except on days like today when there is fog preventing the plane you want to get on from landing. So here it is at 12:53 and I am still not on a flight to Glasgow, first scheduled at 8.35am.
As the airport got busier, the challenges of flexible working became ever more apparent. This is where the ABCs of flexible working come into their own.
- Always Be Connected (excellent Wifi service provided at London City and sponsored by Credit Suisse)
- Always Be Charged – this is a big challenge, even though the airport has provided quite a few outlets, on days like today there just isn’t enough. Lots of manoeuvring for position as well as power buddies sharing outlets and even chargers.
- Always Beside Catering – because if you decide that you need coffee or food, you don’t want to have to give up your hard fought for space, or leave all that precious technology available for anyone to avail themselves of.
- Always Be Courteous. Flexible work, especially air travel, can be quite stressful and a little courtesy towards your fellow traveler / flex worker goes a long way towards making yours a better day (With acknowledgement to Ed Novak for this new one!)
So here I am overlooking the airport waiting for my flight which will hopefully take off in 90 minutes. My view includes a building much in the news this week, Newham Council’s HQ. I wonder if they’ve heard of the ABCs of Flexible Working?