In all the rush to the brave new world of sacking the office for WFH with touchdown spaces one thing has been missed.
It took a junior member of a comms team on a Zoom call to point this out to me.
“I don’t have much confidence,” they said “because I started two weeks before lockdown and I’ve never really sat opposite from anyone who has dealt with a call from a journalist.”
It got me thinking.
I worked as a journalist in an office where I learned watching and listening to other journalists.
I worked as a press officer where I learned watching and listening to other press officers.
I wouldn’t have been the person I was without watching and learning.
So, how do we pass on like passive smoking the ability to do jobs where judgement and confidence is key?