The importance of a work community
Working from home can be draining. Tasks have to be done, but the motivation is lacking and too many distractions are lurking. No one really seem to care how specific minutes are spent during a work day and productivity suffers from all these temptations. We know what we are talking about. We've been there.
By coming to the Office Junction for the last 3.5 years we changed the focus of our work life. We go to the office with the intent to get the work done in the time it will require, but not any longer. We still have to plan some extra time in for a bit of socializing, so we can share the successes with getting something done or where Eric went on his Euro trip. Or shared lunch we host every Wednesday.
Sharing the space with like minded people that also need company to focus is a great benefit to a work day. But the best part we all don't have a boss around. We all can just do our work and be nice to each other without an agenda. We can't even recount all the wonderful connections that where made over the years. Friends for weekly walks, play buddies for the kids, vacation planning, free fruit for lunch from different gardens, help with excel, help with word press, help with CSS, books exchanged, meals enjoyed together, celebrations with cupcakes, pie and ice cream.
But still our productivity is right where we need it. Stuff gets done. We can walk out of the door and then don't have to think about it for the rest of the day.
Christine and Stefan, Co-Founder