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Home or away? The lines are becoming blurred.

 

The way people work is constantly evolving. What began as a strict, 9-to-5 occupation where workers commute to and from an office has transformed into a job market where remote work and flexible schedules have entered the realm of possibility. Flexible working arrangements have become increasingly important for today’s modern workforce. Today, 63% of companies have remote employees, Upwork reported. More than 59% of hiring managers use freelance or contract workers, and the number of those workers is expected to increase by

The way we work is constantly evolving. What once was referred to as the ‘9-to-5’, where employees commute to and from an office, has transformed into a job market where remote working and flexible schedules are the norm – and forming part of commercial real estate planning.

Flexible working arrangements have become increasingly important for today’s modern workforce. Today, 63% of companies have remote employees, Upwork reported. More than 59% of Talent Acquisition teams use freelance or contract workers, and the number of those workers is expected to increase by 168% over the next decade.  This spike in remote and freelance workers allows employees the freedom to work from home and work around life commitments – such as picking up children from childcare.

However, there are some downsides to working from home. According to the London School of Economics, in 2017, the home-workers they surveyed had just as many discrepancies as office-based employees.

Apart from the spike in electricity bills, the number one downside to working from home was missing out on the social aspect of the office – it can get lonely.

Over-time
With no commute, it’s easy to start work earlier. Then with no colleagues around to remind you that it is lunchtime or ‘home-time’ it can be hard to resist sending one-more-email and before you know you end up working much longer hours.

Distractions

It takes a certain level of discipline to work from home. The latest Netflix series will have to wait. You may have to put a lock on your fridge to resists the urge to snack every 20 minutes.

Pets will also love having you at home – it can be playtime all the time.

The benefits of working from home can provide huge amounts of value and savings. It’s easy to see why employees and employers alike are embracing this movement.

Across most sectors – the lines between the home and the office are becoming increasingly blurred – particularly with what is on offer from co-working space providers.

The flexible workplaces below provide the perfect balance of homely atmosphere with a collaborative environment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first property is located in Marylebone and the price ranges from £850-£950 per workstation. The second property is located in Chelsea and the price ranges from £850-£950 per workstation.

Click here to view all co-working and flexible workplaces or call 020 7096 9911 to discuss your office search requirements.

Sources: Bisnow, LSE