There are some great benefits when it comes to working from home. The ability to work in your pyjamas should not be underestimated! The problem is that working from home also has a large number of issues, hence the rise in popularity of the co-working office.
Working from home cons
- Social Isolation
One of the biggest factors that drives us to work – apart from the need for money – is the individual craving for social interaction. Working all day without access to co-workers can be very isolating and lonely.
- You need a lot of self-discipline
Getting up and focusing on work every day when you are in your home environment takes a great deal of self-discipline and motivation to focus on your work without succumbing to distractions. Special efforts must be made to make it known that you are ‘actually’ working and unavailable for interruption within work hours despite your physical presence at home.
- You never leave work
Working from home will mean that you ‘never leave the office’. There can be less distinction between work and personal life making it harder to shut down and more likely that you will overwork, therefore increasing stress and worry levels.
A healthy work-life balance is really important whether you work from home or in-office.
- Relationships are harder to form
It’s hard to establish trust and develop relationships with clients when you don’t have a daily face-to face connection.
- Bad Reputation
One of the most annoying cons of working from home is that people just don’t value it as much as an ‘in-office’ job. Friends and family will assume that you are available to do other tasks during your working hours because you’re at home during the day and although you may be working way more hours now than you did before, people just don’t see it as work.
Co-working isn’t for everyone but for some it can be a game-changer. Opportunities to network with creative communities can lead to collaborations, self-development and shape your career in ways you never imagined.
Why not pop down to the North Range for a look around and see if it is the right step for you. Contact us today on
01565 748965 or visit www.tattonproperty.co.uk