For many years now thousands of men and women around the world have woken up to make their daily commute the office. Furthermore in almost every city around the world you will see the skyline dominated by office blocks, something which my buddy Mike Volitich believe could soon be a thing of the past. Mike is part of the new age of people who have decided to shun the old world and find a way to make a living online. If you aren’t sure why offices may soon be a thing of the past, here are just a few reasons why this change could be imminent.
Technology has allowed us to communicate like never before using video calling services and messenger services that keep us in touch with one another. This, combined with the fact that project management software now allows tasks to be managed remotely, contributes to the fact that a brick and mortar office is really no longer required. The internet and computer technology is so advanced that we really don’t need to be working in the same space as each other, even if we are working on the same thing.
Any business worth their salt will look for ways in which they can cut costs on the running of their business and an office is something which sucks up a great deal of money. In the past it was necessary to have an office if you were in business but these days it simply isn’t the case. When you add up the costs of renting or buying an office, paying monthly bills such as gas, electric and water, plus the costs of furnishing and cleaning an office, you can see that without these a business can make enormous savings. We live in a world whereby an office space really isn’t as necessary for many businesses as it was before, so companies will start to remove them.
There are still times in business when you will need some human interaction, perhaps to host a meeting with your clients or hold a review with your team. In these situations businesses that do not have office space can instead look to utilize one of the great many co-working spaces which are being set up in cities around the world. These spaces offer conference rooms, private offices and desk space which can be used on a pay-as-you-go basis. When compared with the costs of owning and running an office, co-working spaces are very cost effective for businesses and they can provide the perfect setting for any meetings or one-to-ones which people may wish to have.
In the future we will see far more people working from home, and those famous office blocks which adorn cities around the world, could soon be used for something very different indeed.