Why a Co-Working Space is Better Than Working from Home?
At the first glance, working from home sounds like an interesting and exciting opportunity. You look forward to getting up at your schedule and starting your day whenever you want. After all, home is the only place where working in PJs is acceptable.
However, as this habit seeps into your daily routine, the thought of working from homes becomes less exciting and more stressful. Working from home, with time, and in some instances, becomes unfeasible, especially if your role is more practical.
However, with the advent of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) at start of 2020, this statement became untrue. As the year began, most of our works shifted to homes, but an increasing amount of evidence suggests that working from home may not be that blissful, as it hampers creativity and innovative thinking.
According to Forbes, several managers from the Fortune 500 reported that their employees’ innovative thinking decreased a whopping 16%, from 56% in 2019 to 40% in 2020.
Why? You may wonder. It’s because
- Homes are distracting and can be noisy
- They often lack office furniture and adequate office equipment
- At times, power supply can be unpredictable
In this post, we will explore several reasons that make the argument than a coworking space is better than working from home. So, let’s move on…
1. A Coworking Space Has Less Distractions
Working from home means that there will be a thousand and one distractions that will hinder your progress and decrease your productivity. And things often take a turn for the worse if you are a family person.
There’s a strong chance that your children will make noises, play around you, make a mess, and do pretty much everything and anything that distracts you from work.
If you have a pet or someone in your home owns a pet, they too, can prove to be distracting. Pets often snuggle or beg for food when you’re most busy doing your work.
Also, at home, bill ringing and telephone ringing can often be distracting too.