Fears of the Corona virus is increasingly easing the transition of companies across the country from meaningless office meeting to meaningless video conferences.
“At the end of the day, it’s all about watching out for the health of our employees,” said Sidra Mushtaq, CEO of a commodities trading firm. “Going to the office just increases the probability of contracting the virus.”
“So why drag them through the rigamarole of meaningless office meetings that could achieve, quite frankly, the exact same result by meaningless video conferences,” she said.
Ahmed Saleem, the Director Engineering of DiyaTech, a local software firm, agrees.
“I’ve asked all of my staff members to work from home,” he said. “They don’t have to go through soul-sucking meetings that seem to go on an on when they could have instead, been safe from the likes of Coronavirus at home, while going through soul-sucking video conferences that seem to go on and on.”
“I wish to see the day when we ditch meetings-that-could-have-been-emails and go towards video-conferences-that-could-have-been-emaills.”