What do you miss most about in-office working?

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Director of IT in Software, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
I really miss having a whiteboard session.
CIO in Finance (non-banking), 51 - 200 employees
Food truck Thursdays were a big thing. We had this big food truck show up outside one of our offices. It was great, so I’m looking forward to returning to that if they're still in business.
Chief Information Officer in Manufacturing, 10,001+ employees
I'm still working in the office. I don't miss a thing about it. :)
Senior Director in Healthcare and Biotech, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
Random conversations with people that are outside your immediate work circle. Lunches. Spontaneous conversations. Whiteboard design sessions. A different view based on conference room.
Senior Director of Engineering in Software, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
I miss the personal touch that you can give to your professional relationships while you are in-office.
no title, Self-employed
The interactions with those from other verticals that you seldom interact with otherwise
Head Of Technology (Payments, Issuing, Acquiring) - MEA in Finance (non-banking), 11 - 50 employees
connecting with people in person...
Chief Technology Advisor in Education, 10,001+ employees
I just returned to in-office and didn't realize how much I missed the in-person meetings and the proximity to coworkers.  Just today, an impromptu trip to lunch with colleagues came up, which rarely occurred working remotely.  Energy levels, for me, are higher in-office as well. 
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Chief Information Officer in Manufacturing, 10,001+ employees

It makes an enormous difference being able to chat and interact with coworkers. Then the impromptu lunches are a bonus

VP of IT in Real Estate, 201 - 500 employees
It can be much easier and more efficient to go to someone's office to either ask a question or pull them into a meeting, whereas working remotely can add scheduling barriers.
Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in Software, 2 - 10 employees
There is a lot to miss! The human interaction, finding out about the lives of your teammates and a variety of not working at home all the time. socialising as well is something I miss.


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