Working from home is ok, however, having the right office space can bring dividends to your business. Let’s look at the advantages of having a separate place of work.
Growing a business means taking on people to do different tasks, this means needing to be working together. This can be achieved remotely, but not as effectively as together. Bringing people together in one space to work will improve collaboration. We have units of different sizes that you can move into as your business grows, keeping the same address.
Working on the kitchen table only works until the evening, when you need it again for its original purpose. Having a dedicated office means you can spread out your work and leave it in situ until you return the next day. If you want to work on larger projects, then having an ample office space will allow you to do so. Storage can be a significant strain on businesses trying to work from home, here at Sheaf bank business park, we have various storage units for a variety of supplies, equipment, or vehicles.
Some people are great at separating themselves from work time to hometime, others, not so. If you are one of those who found yourself working way beyond your elected hours during the lockdown, then this applies to you. Great for productivity, not so for work-life balance. Having the right office space will mean there is no blurring of the lines, strictly work and home.
Emailing and logging onto Zoom or MSTeams just to ask a group of co-workers a question takes time when you could just walk over to them in an office. Getting instant feedback means your projects will develop faster.
Colleagues working from home often come up with issues with their broadband, as the rest of the house uses it. Here at Sheaf Bank, we have good reliable, fast fibre broadband and all our office units are wired up for this.
As humans, we are social creatures, and many social aspects of our working lives disappeared during the lockdown, one of which is the lunchtime break. Gathering together, either around a table with our packed lunches. Heading down to the Sheaf View for a pint and a sandwich after work. These were the times we let off steam and relaxed and learnt more about the people we work with.