Reasons a Serviced Office is Better than Work from Home

In this blog, we look at reasons a Serviced Office is better than Work from Home. It’s a bold statement, I know. 

The pandemic forced many businesses to work from home. Working remotely can be great. It means you don’t have to wake up early, you can work in your pajamas and for some, you don’t have to think or worry about what to wear for work (yes, it’s true). You can take naps during the day. You know what? That actually sounds good right now. 

Working from home can be challenging. You face challenges such as home office cost, distraction at home, mental health issues, late-night screen time, decreased social life, feelings of isolation, and disproportionate work-life balance; the list goes on. 

According to the World Health Organisation, long work hours are killing hundreds of people a year. Researchers discovered that working 55 hours has led to a 35% higher risk of stroke, with a higher chance of dying from heart disease than 35 to 40 hours.

Let’s discover the five reasons why a Serviced Office is better than work from home. 

  1. Flexibility:

Serviced office is generally very flexible, making it ideal for startups, small businesses, entrepreneurs and global brands. It offers short-term leases for as short as a week to as long as a year. You don’t have to worry about committing to a long-term contract. This means that you have the freedom to choose how long you want the lease to last (doesn’t this sound fantastic?). 

  1. Work-life Balance: 

We all know that we should maintain a ‘work-life balance. Renting a serviced office can allow you to set boundaries for yourself and to avoid being burnout. Working from home causes us to get so caught up with work without realising the downside of it. Arianna Huffington, a businesswoman and author, says it best “We think, mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality of time we put in.” 

  1. Ready to Move-In: 

The beauty of serviced office is that all utilities are included, fully furnished and fully equipped, ready to move in. It comes with administrative support, bilingual receptionist, the latest technology and facilities features such as super-fast WIFI, AV equipment, projector, access to photocopier and printing machine, well-designed chairs to help reduce back pains and improve comfort, private meeting and conference room available for you to host your seminars and lectures. It’s a bonus being able to have access to all these facilities without any additional cost. 

  1. Increase in Productivity: 

Does your mind tend to wander elsewhere? Working from home can be distracting for all. It’s easy to lose focus and procrastinate. The best way to stay focused and productive during long work hours is to take breaks. With a serviced office, you can access the co-working space for a short coffee break and the ability to shift around within the communal area. There is nothing better than a change in environment to boost your employees morale. 

  1. Networking Opportunities: 

With a serviced office, you encounter new people, bouncing ideas off light-minded business people like yourself. An opportunity to skyrocket your career by collaborating or forging new partnerships. 

UnionSpace offers an inspiring workplace to boost your productivity. We have asked our valued tenants to share their thoughts and experience of a Serviced Office.

“As owner of a company with a distributed team, like many remote workers, I find it challenging to keep a healthy balance between work time and family and leisure time. For me, having a separate space, outside of my house, as an office is a critical part of the formula for staying productive and managing stress. Further, I keep a safe ergonomic setup for working, which makes ‘cafe hopping’ or ‘hot desking’ not ideal. In light of these, as well as having access to a high quality printer on demand, I prefer keeping a serviced office at all times.”

Trevor Weltman
Partner
Clickable Impact Consulting Group

“It is simply easier to stay focused. Working in the quiet, distraction-free environment of a serviced office is far more productive than working at the kitchen table at home.  Psychologically, it is also easier to separate work and private life if there is a spatial separation between the two areas. At the end of the day, you simply get more done.”

Alexander Glänzel
Head of Export
Barkey GmbH & Co. KG