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October 1, 2020

Home Office – Mobile Office

Home Office to Mobile Office

From a home office to a mobile office

It seems one of the greatest long term impacts of the Pandemic will be the use of the home office.  For a few years now employers have been encouraged to improve wellbeing of their staff and reduce travel by allowing employees to work from home.  This may have been for just a day a week or when the need arose.   

Having a home office has many implications, space to work undisturbed being just one of them.  There are the downsides too, lack of social interactions and some people thrive in a creative vibrant workspace.

Recently, employers have had no choice but to facilitate home working.  This has been a challenge for IT and communications.  New laptops and resources have had to be purchased.  New cloud technologies implemented and training and security revisited.

Mobile office or home office

It has been suggested that employers will be looking at how this change has affected their business.  Has there been a drop in productivity? Are staff happier and show improved wellbeing.  Will this reflect in staff retention? Have they seen increased or decreased operating costs?  Can they thrive without the need for expensive office blocks? 

Working from home is certainly more beneficial to employee health.  Take away the mixing with possibly hundreds of other people on a daily basis and from the lock down we can see this results in a drastic drop in the spread of infectious disease.

*“In terms of workforce size, workers in large organisations employing 500 people or more report the highest rate of sickness absence. This stood at 2.5% in 2018 compared with a rate of 1.7% for workers in organisations that employ fewer than 25 people.”

Sickness and home from work led in bed

With employers looking for an alternative set up for their team Corporate Breaks may have the answer.  Without a central office teams can meet up in smaller numbers for a few days at a time.  This might be once a quarter or once a month.  They hire a cottage or manor house, spend intense time together in a relaxed but productive environment that is home from home.

  • Reduce overheads
  • Improve wellbeing
  • Social interaction
  • Control over frequency
  • Plan the agenda
  • Cater for yourself of have caterers come in
  • Freedom and outside space
  • Meet anywhere in the UK
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