Many surprising changes have resulted from the pandemic. As far as businesses are concerned, renting an office, which was once considered a necessary expense, is now in limbo. While saving money is a big plus, there are certainly some downsides to thoroughly getting rid of office space and going entirely remote.
Working from a home office is really not for everyone, so carefully weigh the benefits and drawbacks before incorporating them into your daily routine. But determining that can be difficult, so here’s a list of some of the essential benefits and drawbacks to consider as you decide whether or not businesses need an office to continue further.
Pros Of Office Work
First, let’s examine why having a designated offsite office space can be a huge benefit.
An office with dedicated desk away from home will help separate your work and home life. Some independent agents may find it difficult to disconnect from work during a designated family time when their office is nearby. In addition, having a workplace outside the home will lessen the feelings of isolation or loneliness from working from home. During the “off-season,” you will still have the opportunity to hang out, see people and interact. You don’t have to worry about renting a coffee machine, as it is usually included in the rent.
Room For Growth
Having a workspace also allows your business to grow. If you want to acquire some employees, you will have a place for all of you to work together. Being together in a workspace will help you build relationships with your colleagues, be an active part of their sales processes, help them overcome obstacles, and much more. However, with many employees, the idea is to install stainless steel cabinets or shelves to store their belongings.
Imagine sitting at your desk, ready to review your schedule or call some customers, when the dog starts barking, the doorbell rings, and the courier is at your door with a package. You get up and answer the door, calm the dog, and open the package because you’ve been waiting for him to arrive, and there goes at least 20 or 30 minutes of your workday. If you work outside the home, this is a very likely scenario. That way, working in an office can eliminate distractions like these. Now, of course, there are also a lot of distractions in the workplace, but the environment can be more controlled.