The power of co-working days for remote workers
There are many benefits to working from home, both for the employee and the employer. One of the main benefits for the employee is the flexibility it offers. Employees can work during the hours that suit them best and they can often set their own schedules. This comes along with a good work-life balance. In addition, employees are often more productive as they have fewer distractions and interruptions. This is also an advantage for the employer. By allowing employees to work from home, employers can also expand their talent pool beyond their geographic area.
Working from home has become an increasingly common practice for many people, especially in the last few years. While remote work was already a popular option for some before the pandemic, it has now become the norm for millions of people worldwide. On the 16th of March, we celebrate the Day of the Homeworker, a day dedicated to honoring those who work from home.
However, working from home can also be isolating and challenging to stay connected with colleagues without the structure and routine of an office setting. That’s why at Blents, we have adopted a hybrid working approach that allows our employees to work remotely or come into the office as needed. We have clear internal communication to help each other when needed to make this hybrid working approach successful.
One way we strive to maintain connection and collaboration among our team is by organizing co-working days on a regular basis. These days are an opportunity for us to come together in person, even if it’s just for a day, and work on projects and catch up with each other. We choose different office locations for these co-working days to make them more accessible for all colleagues.
Now, what does a typical co-working day at Blents look like? Well, we start the day with a delicious breakfast. This is always a highlight of our co-working days. We use this time to catch up with each other and discuss the projects we will be working on. After the food, we have enough energy to get to work. We work in a shared office space and have meeting rooms available to connect with our clients. Being in a shared working space can provide a boost in creativity and productivity as we bounce ideas off each other and provide support and feedback.
In addition to the benefits of collaboration and productivity, co-working days can also help combat the feelings of isolation and loneliness that can come with working from home. They give our team a chance to connect face-to-face and build a sense of community, even if we primarily work from home.
At lunchtime, we order some sandwiches and drinks while further catching up. In the afternoon, we keep working on our projects in our shared office space. As our co-working days are always on a Friday, we start the weekend with drinks at 4 PM to end our co-working day and look forward to the next one.
In conclusion, while working from home has its advantages, we believe that a hybrid approach that includes co-working days can provide the best of both worlds. It allows for flexibility and autonomy while still prioritizing connection and collaboration with our team members. Happy Day of the Homeworker!
Interested to join us on a co-working day to see how we work and to get to know us? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Looking forward to meeting you!