Like all other countries in the world, Belgium has experienced a profound change in its work culture due to the unprecedented events of the COVID-19 pandemic. While we were going through periods of blockage and uncertainty, telework, which was not very popular until then, emerged as a solution that provides many advantages compared to traditional offices.
In this article, we are going to look at the 5 main advantages that teleworking brings, which are particularly applicable in Belgium. In addition, we will see that teleworking is not only working from home, and that it can also be adapted in appropriate environments, taking the example of the Local Club, a coworking space located in Ixelles.
1. Harmony between work and life
On paper, working in an office allows you to keep your professional and personal lives separate, but the reality is often quite different. Imagine mornings without the chaos of traffic, and a commute replaced by a leisurely breakfast at home. This is all the more the case when most offices are concentrated in city centres, which is very common in Belgium. Teleworking offers the possibility of staying at home or simply saving time in relation to the journey to the office.
It can give you more time for yourself in the morning and evening, or simply open new doors. Many workers take advantage of teleworking to look after their children without having to use a crèche or childminder. Teleworking offers Belgian employees a balance between work and private life.
2. Increased productivity
Teleworking also enables teleworkers to increase their productivity. Each worker has his or her own optimal way of working. Some may need breaks that are not allowed when they work in the office. What's more, the fact that they no longer have to commute reduces the fatigue associated with this, boosting productivity. They can find comfort in their personal space, which allows them to immerse themselves in their tasks, resulting in greater efficiency and a better quality of work.
3. Financial well-being
The benefits of teleworking go beyond convenience: it's a real financial opportunity. The end of commuting not only means savings on fuel, public transport and parking costs, but also on indirect costs such as childcare or cafeteria meals for lunch. At the Local Club, our hourly and daily packages are financially advantageous for you because everything is included. So you can come and enjoy our delicious coffee and very high-speed internet without worrying about additional expenses.
4. Accept flexibility
Teleworking is all about flexibility - an opportunity to combine work and private life harmoniously. Stress takes a back seat when employees adapt their working hours to the rhythm of their lives. Mid-day sports sessions, restorative naps, quality time with the family and walks in the great outdoors can then be the norm if the need arises. This flexibility enhances the well-being of employees, who thus get away from the daily grind of "metro, work and sleep".
5. Where versatility meets community
Teleworking has also encouraged the emergence of coworking spaces. Some people find it impossible to work from home, so they look for quieter places closer to home. At Local Club our aim is to make you feel at home. Thanks to our veranda and garden, you can work without being locked in your office. You'll also be able to find new sources of inspiration from workers like you who are looking for the serenity of an open space.
Different ways of working are emerging all the time, and teleworking is one of them. If you're still hesitating to take the plunge, we invite you to come and try teleworking at the Local Club, located in Ixelles. You'll be able to work in a light-filled space where everything is included to make sure you're as comfortable as possible.
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