There are many of you (including myself) that have worked or currently do work from home. Being able to roll out of bed to your desk is convenient and fast. You don’t have to calculate your commute time to work to ensure you arrive on time or worry about work-appropriate attire; you don’t even have to brush your teeth if you don’t want to (though you probably should do that first and foremost!). You don’t have any overheads, you don’t need an additional phone and you can save a fortune on petrol.
But is working from home really beneficial to your business?
The opportunity to interact with creative people is limited when employees work from home, making it difficult to truly engage with and enjoy your work, leading to a lack of motivation and inspiration. The ability to bounce ideas around with your colleagues is crucial to any business – we know that only too well and even though a few of our meetings of minds ends in an argument (we’re a family business, after all), they’re mostly productive and motivational.
Many of our tenants moving from home to one of our office spaces remark that there are just too many distractions at home for them to really give their work 100%, be it family, the television or the fridge.
Remote working might be a little more convenient than having to drive to another location, but there’s also the added benefit of having a professional environment in which to work and greet clients.