Although never the healthiest of pursuits, post-work drinks – whether alcoholic or otherwise – offered an opportunity way to wind down after a day at work and connect with colleagues outside of the nine-to-five.
The coronavirus pandemic has all but put paid to this ritual and, more seriously, an end to us even mixing in the workplace.
Although we’re big advocates of the benefits of working from home, lockdown has taught us that it can lead to unhappiness and mental health issues when it’s forced upon people and it’s full time. Especially for anyone who struggles to separate home and worklife when the commute is taken out of the equaiton.
That’s why Jimmy Williams of Urban Jungle is now putting money into mental health, rather than team socials.