As more and more Australians begin to return to the workforce after a short stint of working from home, many are left questioning the merits of office life and wondering what the new norm will be. Considering that workplaces are now having to adapt to life after coronavirus, it’s understandable that a lot of Australians may feel a bit nervous at the prospect of heading back to the office.
But just as many workplaces were able to adapt and offer remote working arrangements, likely, some element of flexible work will still be available. However, it does beg the question – was the standard office working environment in need of disruption or is it better to have a set routine?
Given that the majority of professionals will be heading back to the office, we thought we’d take a look at the benefits of going back to work.
Benefits of being back to the office
On the flip side, some people might find it hard to disengage from work and have trouble switching off entirely – resulting in ‘job creep.’ Job creep, a phenomenon in which work begins to creep into personal life, is particularly prevalent in those working from home, as the lines between personal time and work can quickly become blurred. It’s all too easy to check emails after dinner or go through a document just one last time when you don’t have a set schedule.
Considering the number of benefits, returning back to work by getting back to the office may be the best thing you can do to maintain a good work/life balance.
Are you an employer looking to making the return to work a more seamless process for your employees? Get in touch with a member of our team of office fitout professionals for a discussion on how you can make your work environment more inviting. A thriving office space is integral to maintaining positive mental wellbeing at work, so make sure you incorporate heathy office design into your space or check out some of our feng shui tips.