The landscape of work locations has changed dramatically in the past 25 years. The days of working in a traditional office setting have largely gone by the wayside as many entrepreneurs, freelancers, contractors, and consultants have shunned conventional office space and are instead setting up work digs at home, their favorite cafes, or at satellite offices.
But by working remotely – often out of home offices, we can blur the line between personal and professional time and responsibilities. This is not always the best option as your time dedicated to work can be disrupted by family and personal obligations. You could also run up against obstacles like insufficient broadband or space constraints.
That is why having a dedicated working space is so critical to being productive and successful in your job. Having a space uniquely set up for work purposes only gives you the discipline and focus that you need to stay on top of your work obligations.
Here are just some of the advantages of having a dedicated working space.
Create Work-Life Balance
By having a working space dedicated to work, it gives you a sharp dividing line that separates your personal life from your work life. In effect, it establishes a physical boundary between the two. As a result, you benefit from a healthy work-life balance.
You have set aside space for materials, equipment, and resources that your job requires. You don’t have to worry about personal obligations disturbing your focus and concentration at work.
Coworking spaces provide accountability and encourage you to adhere to a work routine in a distraction-free environment.
When you have a working space that is apart from your personal life, you reap the benefits of focus and discipline. If you are at home, you could encounter distractions that lead to a late start in your workday or long and frequent breaks due to the needs of loved ones nearby. This can result in less productivity.
Removing yourself from interruptions like pets needing attention or children wanting help with homework, gives you the freedom to devote yourself to your professional duties. This serves to increase your productivity at work.
Working Alongside Other Professionals
Having a dedicated working space enables you to work with other like-minded professionals and business-focused people. You may gain insightful advice and discover innovative ideas that help you grow your business – all from the networking that happens in a work setting.
Professional Meeting Space for Clients & Customers
A smart and organized working space makes it more conducive to meeting with clients. You are able to convey to your clients or customers a professional setting that tells them you mean business and you’re serious about your work.
When you meet with people of business at a dedicated working space, they will notice your level of professionalism, while the perception would be quite different if you were working out of your home or at a coffee shop.
Looking the Part of a Professional
When you operate from a dedicated working space, you are more inclined to dress the part of a business professional, and, as a result, you will be taken more seriously. If you work at home, even if you have a room that resembles an office setting, you are much more likely to dress casually because it’s comfortable and easy.
But if you are, for example, working from one of Burbity’s private offices or dedicated desks, you will be motivated to wear attire that is suited for the workplace. After all, you have the very real possibility of encountering other professionals, as well as clients or customers. You will be inspired to look the part of a professional.
Burbity Workspaces can provide you with well-appointed, professional offices and working spaces that will enable you to optimally perform your job functions and have all the necessary materials and resources at your disposal.
At Burbity Workspaces, we offer you dedicated work areas that will allow you to grow your business and set you up for success.