What does an effective workplace look like? There is no single best answer, but most people can agree that an office’s conduciveness to productivity largely depends on the type of work being performed.
Oftentimes, creative professionals have different needs in a workspace than non-creatives, which is why many don’t thrive in traditional work environments. They see the world differently than service-focused professionals and are emotionally invested in their work. While they seek engagement, they also require ways to stretch and flex their creative muscles and expand their boundaries.
Still, it’s hard to argue that a professional office offers numerous benefits to every type of professional. For creatives looking to strike the best balance, a virtual office may be their best option. Here’s why.
Virtual offices give you a real physical address for your business, even though you could be working from anywhere. You’re free to work from home, your favorite coffee shop, the park, or anywhere that will give you the creative juice you need.
This means you have total control over your space. You’re not limited by the bland, boring walls of a stuffy office building or forced to keep a tidy office when you’re in the midst of a brainstorm.
A virtual office means a virtual commute, giving you more time in your day to focus on projects or self-care. Because your “office” exists online, you can skip the morning rush hour and begin your day without the stress and hassles that heavy traffic creates.
When you have no physical office space, there’s no overhead to eat into your hard-earned profits. Maintaining an office can be expensive, with power, water, utilities, repairs, and upkeep potentially costing thousands of dollars per month.
As an added bonus, as you grow your creative enterprise, you’re not restricted by the terms and conditions of an office lease. You can grow when opportunities present themselves with no space issues holding you back.
On the professional side, a virtual office provides creatives with several credibility boosters that add legitimacy to their business. The biggest benefit of a virtual office is gaining a physical address that you can use on your marketing materials, website, and business cards. Though home-based businesses are becoming more of a norm, having a professional address can make your business seem larger and more successful.
Some creatives choose a virtual office in a strategic location, such as a major city or reputable suburb, to give their business a competitive edge.
Given how much time you spend working, it’s important to choose an office that inspires you to do your best work. Creatives rely on their environment to thrive, so having the ability to choose an office full of energy without limitations may be essential to your success.
At Office Evolution, we offer virtual office spaces for creatives to help you grow your business. Find the Office Evolution location nearest you and experience a better way to work!
Written by: Jeff Hensiek
Office Evolution has more than 70 locations open, 140 units sold in markets across the country and is poised for further growth as the demand for affordable and safe, workspace close-to-home continues to rise.