What Bosses Really Think About Returning to the Office
While the Internet is flooded with stories of how to run your business through a virtual office, few people have asked to what extent they actually need an office.
While the Internet is flooded with stories of how to run your business through a virtual office, few people have asked to what extent they actually need an office. At Leesburg’s First Baptist Church, which has been operating out of a garage for years, they were so concerned about how they’d perform if they left the office that they finally decided it was time to build something special out of reinforced concrete.
A month of meetings and a meeting at the church’s annual budget meeting went into building a state of the art office that’s just the right size for the space they had available. But even the more sophisticated technology of the ‘futuristic’ offices doesn’t guarantee a high level of customer return. Especially when it’s not the office itself that’s the problem.
There’s probably no way of knowing just how many people are out there who are struggling for the simple things in life. In fact, it’s probably easier to get a lot of people to think about return on investment in the areas they think they can count on having money. But even if you’re blessed with the ability to create a virtual office, you have to ask yourself why you’d want to.
The truth is, many people feel much better about leaving their offices at the end of the day than they do about returning to them in the morning.
When Bosses Think About Returning to the Office
Why do so many people feel like they’re “just not going to work”? I’ve certainly seen it happen. I had an employee who came in every morning and sat there and played on his computer for hours. I asked him to leave. He did. I sent him home again. He came back every morning to play on his computer. When I spoke