Work near home not at home
An increasing number of people working are from home, new start-ups, mobile workers and often employees of large companies are either being encouraged or requested to work from home one or more days a week.
Working from home can seem like the perfect answer to a busy home/work life, no commuting, no business dressing decisions, available for all those little homely jobs that need doing – popping the washing on, walking the dog in your “lunch hour” being around for homework questions after the school run, putting together one of Jamie’s 15 minute meals. Then you find that working from home has morphed into doing some work and keeping the domestic wheels on the wagon.
Then you start to realise working at home can also be lonely and you start missing those “water cooler” catch-ups, discussing last night’s soaps, the football and having colleagues to bounce ideas around with.
So, what is the solution to the home-work balance? – Don’t work AT home work NEAR home. There are an increasing number of Collaborative Workspaces being set up, particularly in or near commuter hubs, so you can leave all the domestic distractions behind and find a space which is in your community and offers all the support of a city office but only a bike ride or short car journey from home.
The best of both worlds – no long commute, no household distractions with the addition of a friendly office environment.
Cut the commute but don’t work AT home work NEAR home. YOFIS is the first of a group of collaborative work spaces being set up, particularly in or near commuter hubs, our first one is based at Harlow Mill. You can leave all the homely distractions behind work in a space which is in your community and offers the support of a city office but only a bike ride or short car journey from your home.