4 Reasons to Ditch Your Office for Your Laptop

laptop officeThe rise of the internet economy has changed a lot of things. Something that has changed for a lot of people is the necessity of an office. Many businesses are looking to be leaner, and it’s hard to justify the expense of holding on to a large amount of office space. You may have already begun questioning whether your office space is necessary. We’re going to go over some of the reasons you should consider giving up your office right now.

Reason 1: It May be an Expense You Don’t Need

Offices are expensive. The nicer the city, the more you’ll pay just for the right to park a few computers. Many people are convinced that an office is a necessary part of running a business, but a lot of that “necessity” has been preempted by the internet in the last few years. Buying, selling, communicating, and organizing are all possible now without the traditional office.

In addition to being expensive, holding an office also crowds people with many different work styles and tolerances into a single building. Ditching the office for an online workspace allows everyone more flexibility.

Reason 2: It Offers Everyone More Flexibility

More and more companies are finding reasons for their employees to do part of their jobs from home. There are many good reasons for that. Making employees telecommute allows the business to downsize to smaller operations, and it saves on the massive power bills that large offices generally experience.

Many employees prefer to work from home anyway. It allows them to do their job even when they occasionally need to run errands or deal with illnesses. In the past, this was balanced by the fact that communication was lost, but that is no longer the case.

Reason 3: You Can Communicate Just Fine over the Web

Even when the only option was email, it was still an effective way to communicate. Now there are so many more options that it makes face-to-face communication look quaint. Email is still a good option, but you can also have video conferences and instant messenger communication.

The options are also not limited to straight communication. It is now possible to deftly manage massive teams using management software and websites that inform every person of their obligations and archives all submitted work. New programs are also beginning to make live collaboration easier by computer than it ever was when people were crowded into rooms.

Really, the only reason to keep dedicated office space is so that you can have a place to host clients. Fortunately, that can be easily achieved just by renting office space only when you need it.

Reason 4: You Can Always Rent Space When You Need It

You may be worried about clients having nowhere to go when they can’t come visit you at your brick and mortar business for meetings. However, there are many ways around that. Rented (hourly) meeting space offers you many advantages over having your own.

For one, you’ll have access to much nicer accommodations at an hourly rate. If you could afford a budget office, you can afford a high-class meeting room that will impress anyone who walks into it. Even if you need to entertain clients weekly, you’ll be paying much less than you would for a permanent office.

Now might be the Right Time

Giving up the office is a hard decision to make, but now may be the time for you to consider. You’ll enjoy the advantages of saving money, guaranteeing flexibility for your employees, maintaining communication, and having office space only when you need it.