There are many pros and cons to working in an office compared to working at home. We believe though that the benefits of working in an office outweigh the benefits of working from home, not necessarily financially, but physically and emotionally. Although it is always a struggle to find offices to rent, as long as you do your homework and take an objective stand, you can find something suitable – and don’t forget to haggle 🙂
The main reason people work from their homes is the financial costs of working from an office. There’s the rent, heating, electric, internet and more to pay. And that’s a fact. You can get cheaper offices, or you can get expensive offices. But the fact of the matter is, it does cost money to work from an office.
So, you need to do your homework, if you are looking at office space, then find out what your necessities are, and what your luxuries are. Then start looking around and visiting prospective offices. You can’t get the full picture from a picture; you need to physically get there and look around. You’ll know whether its right for you or not, just like house hunting.
When you have employees, having an office means that you can have everyone together in one place. Remote working can be tough to keep a check on everyone. How are they doing? Are they coping with work? It can become hard to track the progress and their performance. It can also cause communication problems, what’s easier, talking to someone in the office, or firing off an email?
Working from home can be quite isolating, and lonely. Working from an office means that you will have contact with other people. It can huge benefits to your mental health by talking to other people on a daily basis.