Post-pandemic, the working world has changed dramatically, and more of us are working remotely than ever before. While working from home certainly has its perks, don’t underestimate the many benefits of working in a traditional office. As much as 40% of workers prefer office work to working from home, citing benefits like social interaction and a distraction-free work environment. At Summit Properties, we see the perks of working in an office every day, and we’re eager to help you design the perfect working environment that will make your team look forward to heading into the office.
A Sense of Belonging and Identity
Working in an office fosters a sense of community between colleagues and management, and allows workers to feel a sense of shared social identity. Problem-solving together, using their unique talents, and serving as a source of support for each other creates a shared sense of purpose between coworkers.
Better Work-Life Balance
When working from home, there’s less separation between your home life and your work life since both are happening in the same place. Going into the office creates a clear boundary between work and home; when you’re at the office, you’re working. Then when you head home at the end of the day, you’re better able to relax and turn off your working brain for the day.
Connecting with Others
Some of our closest friendships develop in the office with our coworkers! It’s much easier to build these close bonds when you spend most days together in an office setting instead of only communicating digitally. Working together in the office also allows for social breaks throughout the day, such as coffee breaks, lunch dates, and after-work happy hour at your favourite local bar.
The Ideal Workstation
When you work in an office, you know that your workstation will be fully equipped with everything you need to work efficiently and effectively, with minimal distractions. Unfortunately, not everyone has a dedicated office space at home where they can be comfortable and free from distractions like children or pets. In the office, most employers put thought and resources towards the health and wellness of their employees by selecting ergonomic furniture, ensuring ample office supplies, and providing amenities to make working life a little easier. Many employers provide free coffee and healthy snacks for employees to enjoy throughout the day and help them power through that post-lunch slump.
Rediscover the Benefits of the Office with Summit Properties
The benefits of working in the office are too numerous to ignore, and at Summit Properties, we’re committed to providing the perfect space for your team to collaborate, socialize, and achieve your goals. Our in-house design team works with you to create a workspace ideally suited to your needs, and our onsite property managers are always available to lend a hand when you need it. Contact us today to get in touch with one of our rental specialists and see the difference working with Summit Properties makes!