For more than 20 years, John Mullins has delivered inspirational workshops and executive education programs to members of the world’s leading communities of entrepreneurs – the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), and Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) – as well as to the angel investor and venture capital communities globally. His latest release is titled Break the Rules!: The Six Counter-Conventional Mindsets of Entrepreneurs That Can Help Anyone Change the World.
"If I think about London Business School as a workplace where I work I think the greatest need is one that was caused by the pandemic [by making] us all to go remote and and discover some of the upsides of working from home, of which there are many.
But we've all forgotten about what we lose by not being around the water cooler and not having those chats, hallway conversations and all of what comes with being physically connected to others. I think that's actually a well-being issue.
We need to feel [like we're] part of a culture and that we belong and that we contribute and add value to where we work. And I think those who work only remotely today are going to find it unfulfilling. At some point, in the short term, they'll say, "well, gee, isn't this great, I can walk my dog anytime." There are those who take advantage of the the remote working to do [other] full time jobs, and don't tell anybody that they're doing that.
But I think the people who are working solely remotely at some point are going to say, "you know, this isn't fulfilling enough." And, I think they want to get back to where they're around people more. I think that's the biggest wellbeing challenge we face today."