Before the coronavirus pandemic, people working from home had accounted for only about four percent of the U.S. workforce. But it grew to about a third as of April last year, and as long as the pandemic lasts, working from home is steadily becoming the logical choice for most small businesses across the country.
But with the vaccines rolling out every day, returning to a coworking office space seems possible in a post-COVID world. But some employers are faced with choosing how their work culture should look like in the next few years.
If you’re wondering whether you should return to coworking spaces or stick to working in a home office, here’s what we have to say.
One of the biggest advantages aside from being right at home is that there’s no payment needed like you would in a coworking space. You also won’t have to worry about the time and money wasted commuting to and from work since you can adapt to a more flexible schedule. Studies even show that employees tend to be more productive when they work at home.
A home office may not be ideal for some types of businesses, however. For instance, if your job often involves meeting with clients regularly, then a coworking office space is much more ideal. A home office may also make you feel isolated at times especially when you work in front of a monitor all day.
Returning to a coworking space can still offer you a lot of benefits. These include increased collaboration and motivation with your colleagues as well as more social interaction within a local community. Business owners can work together in navigating the latest guidelines and following the best practices in regards to social distancing and safety.
But even if safety protocols are followed strictly, there’s still the risk of exposure to the virus and other illnesses. Coworkers will be in an environment where they won’t have control over, and they may feel a bit constrained when they interact with coworkers and conduct business while following social distancing and other safety protocols.
When you’re looking for a safe office space in the area, Connecticut Business Centers has got you covered. Contact us at (203) 359-5600 or fill out our convenient online request form. We serve our customers in Connecticut, including Stamford and the surrounding areas.