Posts tagged pandemic

Why Do So Many People Want Us Back In The Office?

covid-19, office, work, pandemic, change, future-of-work, bizniz, 2020, lockdown

The office as the default way of working is dead. But the office itself isn’t dead. With working from home, what we gain in work-life balance we might lose in innovation and creativity. There are people who could directly challenge that sentence but I suspect they will come from highly mature companies who have fully mastered the remote working learning curve. Many of us are still at the stage of doing what we did in the office , just remotely. The timorous amongst us may use the lack of productivity net gains as a reason to regress rather than push through the ‘pain barrier’ as Matt Mullenweg describes it. We can do so much better, for ourselves, our customers and society if we stop being so frightened or so certain of the future.


(via https://paulitaylor.com/2020/09/12/why-do-so-many-people-want-us-back-in-the-office/)

Ethnographers can provide accounts that start from first-person experiences of otherwise-global phenomena, like changing…

ethnography, otherwise-global phenomena, anthropology, Alder Keleman Saxena, Jennifer Lee Johnson, pandemic, 2020

“Ethnographers can provide accounts that start from first-person experiences of otherwise-global phenomena, like changing rainfall patterns and frequent, high-intensity wildfires, and demonstrate how these layer into other lived encounters with sociality and infrastructure, like supply-chain ruptures, ventilator shortages, vaccine distribution, and digital contact tracing.”

Alder Keleman Saxena and Jennifer Lee Johnson (May 2020)

The health and safety of our customers and crew is a priority for Singapore Airlines and SilkAir. In view of the Covid–19…

Singapore Airlines, SIA, COVID-19, health and safety, pandemic, preparedness, public health, 2020

The health and safety of our customers and crew is a priority for Singapore Airlines and SilkAir. In view of the Covid–19 outbreak, we would like to share with you the enhanced cleaning and precautionary measures that we have instituted on board our aircraft.

All SIA and SilkAir aircraft already undergo a thorough cleaning process when on the ground. In addition, all flights arriving from Mainland China undergo disinfectant fogging. Common surfaces such as tray tables, handsets, and inflight entertainment screens are cleaned with disinfectant wipes. We also remove all headsets, headrest covers, pillow covers, bedsheets, and blankets after every flight sector.
The air filtration systems in our aircraft are equipped with High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters, which have a similar performance to those used in hospital operation rooms. Constant airflow also ensures that the cabin air is refreshed every two to three minutes.

During this period, you may also notice that there have been changes to our in-flight services. These include the replacement of the hot towel service with pre-set wet towelettes, cessation of the after take-off drink service, removal of reading materials from seat-back pockets, and suspension of in-flight sales.

Pre-flight temperature screening for all cabin crew and pilots operating out of Singapore has been in place since 29 January 2020. Our crew also know that they should see a doctor immediately if they feel unwell and should not report for work.

Thank you for your support. We wish you good health and look forward to welcoming you on board soon.

Singapore Airlines