Some downsides of working from home

Some downsides of working from home

We can speak from first hand experience when it comes to working from home. This recent article from SmartCompany does a great job of listing some of the points worth considering. Sure, there are advantages, but from a long-term professional point-of-view, an office space remains to be considered the way to go. Surprisingly, not always for the obvious reasons.

Cited in the article is the point of isolation. Perhaps not your first thought when offered the option of working from home - it can be a real concern.

research finds face-to-face interaction is essential for identifying opportunities for collaboration, innovation and developing relationships and networks

Perhaps the biggest take away from the article though is promoting balance and choice. When you have a fully featured and furnished space that you just have to walk into and start working from - with a ready-made and welcoming community, at least you know you are in the right place.

Brightside Coworking Map

An office in an enviable location

The best office to work in, is the one that you enjoy going to. Most of us need to work, so putting aside getting there and back just for the moment, what options do you have during the working day to keep you happy to be there?

Brightside Coworking - food options for every taste
Amazing food options for every taste. Image from Southland China Bar

  • Food and cafes are pretty important to rounding out your day - snacks, lunch, treats, meetings with clients all need some combination of food or coffee. What about over 30 dining and quick eat options with a 5 minute walk ranging from Asian, Italian, Mexican, Vegetarian, Modern Australian and more!
  • Having all of your banking options easily at hand - the big 4 banks are covered as well as a couple of other options
  • If you needed to send some a letter (A what?) or package, we have a the post office on hand
  • If you like to multi-task, and of course you do - you work in small business, then you might like to get groceries done as you leave work, the supermarkets are stocked and waiting

And this is only some of what is available next door at Southland! Just walking the streets will get you even more food options. But what is also convenient is the public transport.

Brightside Coworking is in such a convenient location – buses and trains are right here for easy access. If you prefer to drive you have on-street parking options as well as secure underground parking.

Brightside Coworking - office space with access to public transport
Southland Station. Image from Thebusofdoom [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Sure, we understand that the primary purpose of an office is for work. But when you have options, it makes work just that much better!