Whether you’ve been in business for awhile or you’re just starting out, you have a variety of options in terms of how you work. Should you find an Offices To Let Mayfair or other Office Space London? Choose wrong, and your business could suffer…or you could end up with a host of unnecessary expenses. Today we’ll take a look at the pros and cons of both office space and working from home, to help you decide which works better for you and your business.
- You’re away from the distractions of home life—things like household tasks, kids, pets, and anything else that might take your attention away from your work.
- You can more easily leave the work at work than you can when you work from home. It’s also easier to set boundaries with family and friends, who may see an “office office” as more legitimate than a home office might seem.
- Working with a team.While there are many strategies and technologies that make team building just as effective (if not more so) in the virtual space, many companies still prefer to have people get together in the same room for meetings, face to face. Having office space makes these meetings a lot easier.
- If you have a business that requires having clients come to you, rather than you going to them, then having office space is almost a necessity. You can’t have effective client meetings at Panera or Starbucks and maintain an air of professionalism and legitimacy.
- You’re away from home, which means it’s as hard to get household tasks like laundry and dishes done as if you were working a corporate career (in fact, one of my personal productivity secrets is that I sandwich household tasks in between meetings).
- The Commute.You have to drive to your office, versus walking down the hallway.
- Having an office space means extra expenses for rent and and include other things like phone lines and Wifi.
- Reduced productivity.While having an office space means your team can meet in person, meetings have actually been shown to waste a ton of time and money. So if you insist on having meetings, at least have effectivemeetings with a clear time frame, an agenda, and as few people as necessary to get the items on your agenda accomplished.
- Just because you’re not working from home where your kid and your dog will distract you doesn’t mean you won’t actually still have distractions. Coworkers, whether they’re in the same office space or working down the hall, tend to be time suckers, who will stop by for a chat whenever they’re taking a break. You’ll want to nip that in the bud right away so you keep your productivity high.