Boris Johnson reveals he is distracted by cheese and coffee when working from home
The UK Prime Minister has said working from home does not work.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has revealed that he gets distracted by cheese and coffee when he works from home.
Johnson made the comments in an interview with the Daily Mail in which he said working from home does not work and called for people in the UK to return to offices.
"My experience of working from home is you spend an awful lot of time making another cup of coffee and then, you know, getting up, walking very slowly to the fridge, hacking off a small piece of cheese, then walking very slowly back to your laptop and then forgetting what it was you're doing," he told the outlet.
While the Prime Minister said software like Microsoft Teams and Zoom can increase productivity as opposed to just being "an excuse for people to stay at home", he thinks people are more productive and energetic in a workplace environment.
"There will be lots of people who disagree with me, but I believe people are more productive, more energetic, more full of ideas, when they are surrounded by other people," Johnson stated.
"I think that will help to drive up productivity, it will get our city centres moving in the weekdays and it will be good for mass transit.
"And a lot of businesses that have been having a tough time will benefit from that."
Johnson's comments come as the UK Government has criticised the country's civil service over its staff continuing to work remotely, citing it as a reason for backlogs at the Passport Agency and the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency.