I have worked at GSA for many (many) years and we have always had the equipment, systems, tools and support that we need to work while on the road, work from a client site, work from home, etc. And because of this, it’s also very clear to me that our workforce seems to always be “on”. You can IM, email or SMS someone in the evening, early morning or weekend and you will most likely get a quick response. I don’t think this is because people feel like they must answer right away (because of course we all like, need and deserve our personal time), but I feel that our folks truly like the work, like the people they work with and are dedicated to our mission and to our customers. They give because they get.
So today, I was traveling with a group of co-workers and we started talking about how lucky we are to work for an agency that provides us with the tools and flexibility that enables us to work from truly anywhere. We all need time occasionally to crank through a project or an assignment and working offsite can often provide that kind of opportunity. One of my colleagues said her favorite place to work when she needs to focus and get stuff done is on her sailboat while anchored at the dock. I really enjoy working while sitting on my deck ( a very quiet place except for the numerous bird songs). So I’d love to know – where do you most enjoy getting your work done?