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Why upgrading your home office with a shed or dedicated space is essential

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Are you one of the many businesses that have seen the benefits of remote work due to the COVID-19 restrictions?  Have you or your team agreed that working remotely is great for productivity and now are considering to upgrade their home office space?  Perhaps converting a shed is the ideal option for you or your team.

Upgrade your home office space with a shed to improve satisfaction

A shed is probably one of the easiest building projects to complete and one that will always add value to a home. For those teams that are realising the benefits of working from home such as no need to wake up as early for your daily commute; no longer spending money on public transport or getting stuck in rush hour traffic and increased work satisfaction and productivity, building a more permanent home office environment is the next step to building a great working environment.

Key benefits of dedicated home office space: 

While many companies have had to set up staff with remote workplaces quickly due to COVID-19, many business are now seriously considering keeping the remote work option in place or at least a hybrid of both remote and coming into the office. If this is going to a be a permanent benefit/perk then ensuring your team have dedicated spaces will be essential. 

  • A sense of professionalism when each day is started
  • Ability to have video calls with customers and still have a professional backdrop is essential to maintaining the professionalism of your businesses brand. 
  • A quiet space that allows your staff to focus and be even more productive. Things like plants, lighting and the right colours, can make a huge difference with productivity and satisfaction. 
  • Having an organised space that is dedicated to work will allow you and your staff to switch off at the end of the day. This is essential, otherwise, when your personal and home life gets blurred into your daily work too much, other problems will arise. 
  • The secluded office shed also allows you to have meetings with clients in a professional environment or in COVID situations professional video calls.

  • Psychologically, separating your work from your home life is great for your mental state. You’re able to have a stronger focus on work, increase levels of productivity and escape any distractions at home. Physically being in your new office shed is a sign to your family that you’re at work. 

Overall, no one will argue now that by working at home all you need to do is casually roll out of bed and power up the computer. Make some phone calls or if you are tech-savvy make use of VoIP (voice over internet Protocol) call or even better a Zoom video call. Working remotely though is not just about waking up later it's the increased satisfaction on being able to fit some more personal time in and still be super productive at work. These increased feelings of positivity are flowing through to the daily work that is needed, which is proving to make staff or people more productive. 

Why get a shed for your office space

Multifunctional sheds are perfect for a workspace which can be used as a retail workshop, sports facility or home office. Sheds can be designed to suit the specific purpose so when it comes to layout, dimensions, size and height you can build your ideal workspace in line with your needs, tastes and budget. Sure you can turn that extra bedroom into an office, but will you get the privacy you need? There are many distractions in the home environment that hamper your workflow. On the other hand, if you don’t have a lot of space; let’s say for example you use your dining table as work space, unpacking and packing each day can be an inconvenience.

The shed conversion is great for freelancers, remote workforces and any company now adopting a new way of working. For those companies going completely remote, it's a great way to save money on paying office space which is difficult to recoup.

If all of the above has made you consider the potential of a Shed for you or your team, there are various types of sheds to choose from including your typical garden sheds to steel sheds, so talk our friendly team to discuss the best options for your needs. For only the best custom build sheds, perfect for all purposes, call the steel specialists at McHugh Steel today. (07) 4153 6588

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