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What is it like working in an office?

Hi, I'm Nathan and a lot of the jobs I'm considering for the future are all jobs that are typically done in an office. From someone who has worked in an office, can you describe to me what its like and the work environment? Thanks!
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Debra’s Answer

Hi Nathan,
The landscape and the way people work is changing as we speak due to the need for social distancing and working remotely needs. We are lucky to have technology that allows us to be agile and continue to support our client needs and keep in touch with colleagues even if working from home. It's important to find a company that values your work-life balance and provides you with continued learning and development program. Best of Luck!
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Struan’s Answer

As Krishna pointed out, it's very much dependent on context. A lot of the answer has to do with the culture of the company you end up working for. That's why vetting a company on its culture prior to accepting an offer is a good move. A strong culture promotes cross-team collaboration and creates an office environment where people are willing and eager to answer your questions and work on projects. It's also dependent on the size of the organization. You might work for a company where everyone knows your name, or a company where it's easier to create a close-knit group of friends to work and socialize with.

But being in an office can be great no matter what. I find an office environment can help with focus (I'm inspired when I see others really focused in) and it makes you feel adult as you enter the workforce.

Just don't microwave fish in the kitchen! ;)
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Krishna’s Answer

Hi Nathan,

Great questions! To start off, every office is going to be very different depending on the culture of the firm. However, I can speak from my personal experience as someone who is a newly graduate working at a large firm in NYC. Working in the office is very collaborative and a great opportunity to network with other professionals, especially if you are new to your career. Generally, everyone has their respective desks/offices but people move around and talk with others often. There are also many social events available for networking opportunities such as book clues, coffee breaks, happy hours, etc. I believe working in an office is the best way to learn and meet others. Hope this helps! Happy to answer any other questions you may have.
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Ahmad’s Answer

Hi Nathan

It is dependent on the speciality/industry and the organization itself. Organizational culture would have a strong influence regardless of the type of work. Culture is defined in literature as 'the basic assumptions and beliefs that are shared by members of an organisation, that operate unconsciously and define in a basic taken-for-granted fashion an organisation’s view of itself and its environment.' (Schein, 2010, p.6) and often linked the behaviour of individuals in organisations. To more understand that, try to imagine a designer worklife in google vs same role in offshore oil & gas firm.

Another important factor that affect the situation is the team dynamics and whether the job need to accomplished by a group of people or by individuals
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Kelli’s Answer

There are so many different types of offices so the answer can vary here.

I see an office as an opportunity to connect with others, collaborate on projects, and make myself known to leadership. This all helps with advancement and career growth. Being in an office allows you to use proximity to seek a mentor or connect with those in roles you'd like to be in one day.
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