With technology becoming more and more advanced, the necessity for the traditional office seems to be diminishing. Surely, with the use of emails, video messaging and smart phones we could simply work from home? Well, although this may be quickly becoming the reality for many workers, don’t start packing up your desk just yet.
It will come as no surprise to you that here at Officescape, we’re team office all the way. Having said that, we can’t deny that there are some benefits to working from home. For the employee, say goodbye to long, uncomfortable tube journeys and say hello to rolling out of bed at 8:58am and working in your pyjamas! For the employer, there’s no need for costly rent payments! As great as these benefits sound, that’s pretty much where they end, so let’s take a look at the benefits of working in an office.
Sure, you still have to take that rush-hour tube ride to get into the office, but just think about all the great advantages to coming into an office every morning:
People are naturally sociable creatures and having colleagues to interact with every day can do wonders for the overall wellbeing of your workforce. These interactions breed relationships which are essential to the smooth running of any business.
While communication is possible when working remotely, it can’t be properly utilised. Emails and phone calls are usually reserved for the more formal things that need to be communicated with colleagues, but when you lose the face-to-face interactions, you also lose the creativity that goes along with it.
While rolling out of bed at 8:58am and heading to your home office may sound appealing, it can be incredibly difficult to find the motivation to work as you would in an office. Your home is the space which you associate with relaxation which can often cause big problems for anyone trying to work from home. An office gives you that structure and atmosphere that is needed for a successful working day.
So, it looks like the office is well and truly alive and kicking! But what good is having an office if its design doesn’t work for the staff or the company? As providers of office refurbishment, we know just how important it is to get the perfect office design. Whether you’re looking for a new layout to encourage productivity or a design that can capture your brand, Officescape can do it all. Get in touch with us today by calling 01553 811 833 and find out just how much we can do for you.