When you are a remote worker, there are so many benefits. You may not be tied to a schedule set by your employer. Even if you are on a set schedule, most of the time, you don’t have to be in a certain place at a certain time. You might be able to work on your own time, at your own pace, from wherever you want, as long as you get your work done. Even if you have to call in, or video in for meetings, you have the freedom to be where you want. This freedom can have its benefits and its drawbacks. So there are a few choices. You can either work from home, work in a coffee shop or some other place with WIFI, or you can choose to rent a desk. Here are some pros and cons of each.
At home, you can get things done around the house. You can be comfortable working in your pajamas in bed, on the couch, or in the home office. In a coffee shop, you can be around people, hang out in a fun place, and enjoy the neighborhood and surroundings. If you rent a desk at a workspace, you are, by default, in a more professional setting that is conducive to getting everything done.
But at home, you might get distracted by chores that need to get done around the house, sacrificing time that could be spent getting work done. At a coffee shop, space is never guaranteed, and the internet might not be reliable. If you rent a desk at a workspace, you are in the space, and might not be able to break away to walk the dog, cook meals, or whatever else you may be able to get done at home.
Many people choose to rent a desk during the day because the time spent getting work done is more valuable than the benefits of the other two. Being able to take care of chores, and the coffee shop work style might be attractive, but the productivity might take a hit due to the less reliable working atmosphere. While it’s true that different styles fit different people, sometimes it’s the ability to focus on professional objectives that allows people to get the most out of their ability. Choosing the right style for you can mean the difference between being good at the job or being great. Having all the options at your disposal is one of the great things about coworking, so based on what fits best for you, choose wisely!