Five Benefits of Working On-Site
As pandemic mandates are lifting, companies are considering a return to the office. While we know that some people want to continue working remotely (we recently talked about the advantages of offering flexible work options when it comes to finding and hiring top talent), there is a contingent who would prefer to either spend some time working on-site or be back in the office full-time.
We know the benefits of working remotely, but what are the benefits of working on-site?
- Collaboration: Working on-site can increase the sense of teamwork and collaboration. It’s easier to bounce ideas off colleagues when everyone is in the same space. This fosters a positive company culture.
- Direct communication: Chats, video calls, and emails are very efficient, but sometimes you need a quick response to an issue without waiting. Working on-site gives better access to managers and employees.
- Better technology: No more intermittent internet or frozen video chats. Companies have invested in better internet connections, access to printers and monitors, ergonomic chairs, etc. Plus, no more struggling to get the VPN to connect!
- Better onboarding: A good onboarding process can make or break your company’s first impression on your new employees. It can be difficult to onboard new employees remotely, because they may need to ask questions, be shown a new procedure, or connect with other members of their team. While companies have been doing their best to create this experience remotely, it is hard to build rapport when you’ve never met your team in person.
- Morale: Colleagues can help and support each other, and find solutions to problems together.
We’re in an era where a company knows that its employees will produce great work regardless of their location. So the company should highlight the benefits employees can look forward to as they return to work on-site.