Factors To Consider Regarding The Necessity Of A Physical Office For Your Business[[ 1573178400 * 1000 | amDateFormat: 'll']] | 937 views
In this modern era, technology runs almost everything in our lives, including where we work. Thousands of businesses have already existed online, using website as well as social media to operate. Lots of businesses in the wedding industry started online, which questions the need for a physical office once a business has grown. Here are a few questions you'll need to ask yourself before considering a physical office for your business.
Will It Improve Productivity?
One of the main benefits of not having a physical office is that employees don't have to spend time to commute to the office. They can work at home or a nearby café. However, some would argue that working from home might cause employees to be more distracted than if they were to work at an office. Also, some employees prefer their homes to remain as a place to rest and unwind from an exhausting day. Mixing their place of rest with work can be emotionally burdening. Therefore, if you are considering a physical office, it is essential to find out whether your employees will be able to maintain or even improve their productivity from this change.
Will It Improve Communication?
When you have a physical office, your colleagues are just inches away from each other. Conducting meetings is easier because you know that your co-workers will be at the same place during work hours. Of course, you can always communicate with each other via instant messaging tools, such as WhatsApp or Slack, and you can conduct meetings using Google Hangouts and Skype. However, it might not be wise to always depend on the internet, as the strength of different internet connections varies. When a problem arises, and an emergency meeting must be conducted, it might be harder to reach your team if they are scattered doing different things in different locations. Our advice is to analyze your company's communication and whether a physical office will solve some communication problems or not.
How Does It Benefit the Clients?
Being in the wedding industry, we all know that the clients are kings because great feedback means that your company will be recommended to their friends and families. One significant project produces the potential for numerous more projects. For specific wedding categories, having a physical office can provide a better experience for the clients. For example, a bridal or wedding dress and attire vendor might benefit from having a physical office in the form of a studio. Clients can come and try their wedding attires and sit down to discuss what they want at the studio. In addition, having a physical office makes your company seem more credible to the clients. Technical meetings can be conducted easier, although certain venue vendors do offer their meeting rooms for technical discussion before the wedding.
Is It Within Your Budget?
This is one of the most important things to consider for a physical office. Renting an office space in an office tower might be too expensive. However, there are a lot of properties that you can rent as an office nowadays. You can rent a small house and turn it into an office, a space in a shopping district, or a shophouse. If those options are still too expensive for you, then you can go for co-working spaces which are cheaper depending on how big of a space you'll rent and how long you'll rent it for. Whichever one you choose, ensure that renting a space fits your budget and won't make you drown in debts later on.