Remote work used to be very rare and had a bad reputation a decade ago. In the past, employers believed that their employees would not be able to perform well and be productive by working remotely as they can be easily distracted particularly at home.
However, it has now changed how the workspace operates globally, due to the advancement of technology, the rise of coworking space, and the change of perception of remote work.
This trend is also very significant in Indonesia with a population of over 270 million. Some companies even make use of the ever-advancing telework and teleconferencing technology, and coworking spaces in Indonesia, allowing their businesses to thrive with completely remote teams.
Although remote work is the future of employment, it doesn’t mean that you should be working from home, unless you have no other options, like when the whole world is facing the COVID-19, or coronavirus, crisis.
If you ask people who are self-employed and working from home, they will tell you that the term ‘work-from-home’ is overly romanticised and it is not as glamorous as it may seem. It is not a one-size-fits-all for everyone and that’s why the number of coworking spaces in Indonesia has been growing like never before.
Remote Working Is Good. But Working from Home Is Not. Why?
We are not talking about working from home because of an unfortunate situation like the coronavirus pandemic that we are currently facing. We are talking about working from home when nothing terrible is taking place.
So should I work from home just like those stay-at-home mums? Probably not. Just like we have told you, it is not for everyone unless you have no other options. For example, you are a caretaker at home, you are ill or you have mobility difficulty. Otherwise, working from home is not recommended due to the following reasons:
1. You are Constantly Distracted
This is considered one of the biggest drawbacks of working from home. Let’s be honest, temptations are everywhere when you are working from home, from watching TV to taking a nap, snacking in the kitchen to playing video games.
Unless you are highly self-disciplined, you will find yourself getting tempted away by most of the time without you realising it.
2. Your Social Life is Non-Existing
When you work from home, you likely work on your own without any coworkers by your side or any in-person connections.
Worse, you will get to the habit of working constantly and forget to get in touch with other people outside work. You will also lose sleep trying to handle all emails, calls, and paperwork. You’ll be always working and have no real relationships with anyone – the isolation and loneliness can be dangerous to your wellbeing.
3. You Lose Business and Collaboration Opportunities
Unlike working from home, working in a coworking space is ideal for finding people who can offer you more jobs or to just collaborate. At home, you have no contacts and no network to do so.
Working in a shared environment has become even more critical when you are on a creative project and would like to seek ideas from people of different professional backgrounds – something that a home office can’t do.
The Ideal Solution for Working Remotely: Coworking Space in Indonesia
Now you have seen and acknowledged the real downsides of the over-idealised work-from-home concept, how do you work remotely and efficiently then?
Coworking space in Indonesia is often the go-to option for most startups, entrepreneurs, and enterprises of different sizes. The biggest advantage of coworking spaces is the most obvious – you cut down substantial costs while boosting flexibility and productivity.
Cekindo Offers Coworking Spaces in Jakarta, Bali, and Semarang
Although the availability and styles of coworking space in Indonesia vary by city and provider, the Cekindo’s coworking spaces are the most in-demand in Indonesia.
We offer complete key amenities, including modern and relaxing workspace, strong and stable WiFi, meeting rooms, breakout rooms, and administrative assistance.
By talking to us and knowing what your professional and personal requirements are, such as location, accessibility, and costs, we can narrow down the type of Cekindo’s coworking space that suits you best.
You can then find the most ideal coworking space in Indonesia from us and move in to work immediately, and effectively.
Contact us to discuss our flexible package for coworking space in Indonesia.