Smart Business Smart Surroundings Report

Remote working is increasing, but home and café aren’t the route to productivity and professionalism.

A professional setting, such as a business centre, is key to productivity outside the main office, say global professionals debunking the myth that remote workers are happy and productive when they work in a corner of their home, or in internet cafés.

In reality, most see home working as involving a major investment in a properly equipped professional environment if it is to work. The cost and return on investment of overhauling a space within the home also needs to be assessed against the ease of subscribing to a professional, highly functional workspace near to home, where a third party has made all the effort and investment to create and maintain a professional environment.