There are some wonderful benefits of working in a coworking office space or even working from the privacy of your own house, but they are not very practical. A coworking space is a great way to save money if it’s just you and you don’t want to work from home, but you can’t afford an office, but in a coworking space you can easily become distracted with what’s going on around you. When you hear other people’s conversations, or you understand the way other people are working and it becomes interesting to learn about what they are doing, you can’t help but get distracted.
When you’re working at home, the children can interrupt you, or you can blend your working life into your home life and forget that you’re supposed to have some down time in between the two. Both options are affordable, but sometimes you just realise you need a private office. You don’t need to pay the biggest office rent, nor do you need to look at going bigger than the largest suppliers of toner because you only need to have maybe one photocopier. But you should consider making sure you have the best, and that means that you should have a private office space that works well for you. Here are the signs that you are really in need of a private office.
- You are on the phone a lot. Phone and video calls are a great way to stay connected to other people, but when you are working from home it can be interrupted by kids or by outside noise. Coworking spaces are exactly the same in that those phone and video calls are not easy to maintain when you have other people doing the same thing around you.
- You missed that connection with others. A private office in a building that is rented to others means that you get to work by yourself in a great area, but during your lunch breaks or social time you can mingle in the kitchen with others from other businesses. This gives you that separation that you need between privacy and working and socialising with others, and it also gives you a chance to get to know new people and create new connections.
- You really just want to get your work done. Sometimes you need a purpose built space to get that work done that doesn’t have distractions, or the noise of other people. Private offices often also come with the things that you need to work including a desk and chair, other essential office equipment and things like printers, scanners and rentable conference rooms. You might also find that virtual receptionists look after most private office spaces, so if you’re hiring offices in a building, phone calls will be filtered to you from downstairs so that you can carry on with the work unless something comes through that is necessary.
- Your garage office feels claustrophobic. Sometimes you simply just need some more space. If you want to branch out from your garage at home, that you are currently sharing with your car, then a private office space in a building could really help.