By now, a lot of businesses have adapted to a “new normal” given COVID-19’s impact on the world. One significant impact on companies has been prompting a massive shift to remote work and work-from-home. What’s more, some companies have committed to delaying indefinitely the return to their office space in favor of remote work. Some businesses are certainly trying to do what they think is best to maintain their operations while keeping their employees, clients, and communities safe.
Yet, this raises questions on the value of businesses having a shared office space to conduct their various tasks and projects. Whether your office space has gone remote, welcomed back workers, or some hybrid solution, there are several excellent arguments for why maintaining a physical workplace is beneficial for companies.
Give Employees a Place to Focus and Work
Remote working, even in well-designed home offices, doesn’t always suit everyone. Your employees’ homes can be filled with all sorts of home life distractions, from other work-from-home partners to constant reminders of chores to just the pleasures of being at home. An office space is meant for one thing: work. Coming to a physical workplace sets your employees up for a productive day of focused work.
Teams Can Feel More Like a Team
Your employees work together as a team, and the office space is the right place for them to act like one. Sure, virtual meetings have helped many make do during this unprecedented time. But, seeing your colleagues on a screen has a far different effect than being together in real life. When team members can work together in real and reasonable proximity, projects can progress faster and often with better results.
A Place for Your Office Equipment
Whether it’s a company software, a printer, or a reliable internet connection, the office space has the essential equipment your employees need to run your business. Some or most of these office equipment standards are unavailable to your workers otherwise. It can’t be found at home or anywhere else out of the office. It makes logistical sense for your company to provide your employees with the necessary tools and equipment they require at one place.
Make A Great Impression on Employees and Clients
Your office space makes an impression on prospective and current employees. In fact, some companies go to the extremes to make their workplaces attractive to the best talent. Likewise, a business has the opportunity to amaze and reel in clients with their successful, productive, and polished professional environment. A well-designed office space with stylish furniture creates the right image for your business.
Choose Edwards & Hill for Your Office Furniture and Design Needs
Are you ready to redesign your office to maximize productivity and creative thinking? Edwards & Hill can help you design and install the perfect designs for your business. Edwards & Hill is a leading office, education, medical, and hospitality furniture provider with high-quality design and installation services for any style or scale. If you are ready to get your office design started, contact us online or give us a call at 301-317-4250. For more furniture design tips, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Flickr, and YouTube.
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