Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said working from home should stop as people get distracted and “cut a piece of cheese” from their fridge.
In an interview with the Daily mail sister site, The Courier+Johnson has issued a call to action for businesses to help boost post-pandemic productivity and revitalize UK town centers.
“My experience of working from home is that you spend an awful lot of time making another cup of coffee and then, you know, getting up, walking very slowly to the fridge, cutting a little piece of cheese, then walking very slowly to your laptop and then forgetting what you were doing. So I believe in the work environment,” he told the outlet.
Johnson also said it would help get “downtowns” moving on “weekdays,” which would be ideal for “public transportation.”
“And a lot of companies that are going through a tough time will benefit.”
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Those sentiments from Johnson exposed plans to cut 91,000 civil servant jobs and use the £3.5billion to help pay for tax cuts to tackle the cost of living crisis.
Johnson also said that while flexible working had a role to play, it would shatter productivity and creativity if it became the norm.
He claimed he was “not antediluvian when it comes to technology” and understands that “Zoom and Teams can increase productivity” and are not necessarily an excuse for people to stay home.”
However, he still wants people to “get back into the habit” of being in the office.
“There will be a lot of people who will disagree with me, but I think people are more productive, more energetic, more full of ideas when they’re around other people.”
In other Johnson news, after being questioned by news from heaven, he avoided questions about “Partygate” (again).
Despite being certain that no rules were broken and before the 100 fines were issued, Johnson said:
“As soon as I have more to say about this, you’ll be the first to know.”
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