I was really surprised when my boss announced that he was shuttering the office.
I mean, the rent was expensive, and I knew that was a major drain on our resources. But I didn’t expect him to go so far as to close the office entirely and have all of us move to work from home full-time.
But what surprised me, even more, was that he was offering us a bonus of $150 a month for the privilege. A bonus! That’s unheard of! I couldn’t believe my luck.
My boss is damn smart, I thought. He was able to cut costs dramatically by closing the office and yet still make sure that his employees were taken care of. He was able to get the same productivity from us and still save a bunch of money.
The change wasn’t all smooth sailing, though. We had to quickly learn how to communicate and collaborate remotely, which was a challenge for some of us. We had to get used to managing our own time and focusing on our own tasks without the structure and guidance we had in the office.
But as time went on, we realized that the transition had been worth it. We were able to save a lot of time, money, and energy by not having to commute to the office every day. We were also able to work more efficiently, as we weren’t distracted by the office environment.
The bonus was really the icing on the cake. We were able to save a bit of transport money and still get the same pay + extra $150 a month.
It was a win-win situation.
My boss is definitely smart. He recognized that the office was a major cost and was able to come up with a solution that cut costs while still taking care of his employees. He was able to make sure that everyone was happy and still save money.
I’m really glad that my boss is so smart. He was able to make a tough decision and make it work. He was able to save money and still make sure that his employees were taken care of.
That’s what I call true leadership.