Things changed a little in 10 years and then everything changed completely in 10 months.
In 2010, my agency co-lead Andrew and I worked at an agency where if you tried to leave before 6 p.m., just before you started that slog back home to NJ or Long Island, you’d do so at your own peril.
“Half day?” leadership would say to the point where it had become a joke amongst the rank and file. We were already at our desk by 8:00 a.m. to get ahead of the NYSE and Nasdaq opening bells when the financial PR world revolved around the six-and-a-half hour trading day. Even then we felt as though we were always on and that was before smart phones had become an appendage.
Water & Wall’s Matt Kirdahy dives deeper into how and why office culture has changed for the better in O’Dwyer’s August Issue. Read his thoughts in full here.