Alternate your work location for a change of pace

25 June 2015 4:09 pm Tags: , , No Comments

Whether you work in an office building with thousands of cubicles or you work alone from home, the one thing almost everyone who works behind a desk has in common is, well, the desk.

Would you like to get away from your desk?

Your desk is your office, really. It’s your workspace, your ‘home base’ and the place you go to get work done. Most of us couldn’t imagine not having that specific desk space available when there’s work to do, but here’s the question; why not?

With a shared workspace you pay a small fee for being able to use the space occasionally (and some even throw in free coffee.)

Think about it for a moment; as long as you have your computer and a Wi-Fi connection, couldn’t you basically work from just about anywhere? And, since we’re on the subject, wouldn’t it be nice to have a change of scenery once in a while too?

If the idea of occasionally working somewhere besides your trusty workspace/desk sounds like a great idea (and maybe a great way to get your creative juices flowing) there are certainly options available to you today. For example;

The great outdoors – Most smartphones these days can also be used as Wi-Fi Hotspots, so working at the park, the beach or the lake is an option. You might want to consider bringing a comfy chair along, of course, and maybe an umbrella.

A local hotel lobby – Unless it’s extremely exclusive, most hotels have Wi-Fi in the lobby, and a sitting area too. If you actually stay a night once in a while so that people who work there get to know you, stopping in for a few hours here and there shouldn’t be a problem at all.

A restaurant – You have to eat, right? As long as you pick a place that doesn’t have a line down the block of people waiting, you can kill 2 birds with one stone by having a meal and getting some work done too.

The library – Your local library is a great place to work. It’s quiet, close and, if you want to get out of your computer for a change, there’s plenty of books and magazines to use for research or inspiration.

A local coffee shop – Starbucks and others of their ilk practically created the ‘work away from your desk’ genre, so don’t forget them. (Also remember that proper etiquette says you need to buy something, even if it’s just a bottle of water.)

There’s one last choice, which is a shared workspace. They have become very popular in the last few years as people realise that they don’t actually need a permanent office but still like the camaraderie and also need access to things like copiers, printers and other office tools. With a shared workspace you pay a small fee for being able to use the space occasionally (and some even throw in free coffee.)

Hopefully this blog has inspired you to flee the confining boundaries of your desk or cubicle, at least once in a while. If you have any questions about this blog, or need to rent an office space with strong Wi-Fi (and strong coffee), drop us an email or call us today and we’ll get back to you asap.