In the age of remote work where remote work is becoming ever more common, businesses are beginning to question whether office space is really necessary. For many occupations, work can be entirely online, with no need to be in one location. However, companies of all kinds can still benefit from having an office space in several fundamental ways.
A company might have a fantastic product or service, but their presence is fluid if they have no place to meet in-person. Having a physical workplace is key to building the trust of employees, customers, and investors. When they see and know you have a well-maintained, stylish place dedicated to your company, they can trust you mean business.
Remote work has its upsides, but it also lacks. In particular, it makes communication harder. When you have a place everyone can meet together, teams can become stronger, healthier, and more productive. It is easier to communicate face-to-face than by phone, email, or even video call. In a video chat, it is impossible to make eye contact, one of the most fundamental forms of human connection. While many people can perform their work excellently at home, team unity will ultimately suffer without in-person connection.
Facilitates Social Life
Along with the team building advantage, working together in an office also promotes a better social life. In some cases, coworkers become lifelong friends and acquaintances, but even if you are a hermit and spend 40 hours per week with the same people, you are likely to chat some time or other, and this is healthy.
Anyone who has a remote job can tell you that one of its greatest challenges is the ability to stay focused and motivated. There are so many distractions at home, and one ends up creating a dedicated office space anyhow. An official office space helps with employee productivity.
Avoids Tech Issues
Lastly, whether a company team works remotely or together, they still need to meet from time to time. While it may take time to commute to a physical location, it could take more time to get the meeting started if you are remote. Potential technological issues abound; before you know it, ten minutes might have passed before the meeting actually starts. In person, you can easily reach out to latecomers, and no buffering is present.
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