There’s no doubt about it, it’s always great to get a change of scenery. This holds true for just about anything. Even if you have a fabulous home, it’s always nice to get away. The same holds true for offices – maybe even more so. You know how great it feels to get away for a weekend or a nice vacation. I always feel refreshed and more energetic to face whatever happens to be sitting on my desk. And depending upon what happened while I was away; it can be quite a bit.
No matter how nice your work place may be, having a change of scenery can do wonders for you. It’s really like a breath of fresh air. It clears your head so that you can focus even better than before. Imagine if you could do that on a regular basis; even if just in the middle of the day for a few hours.
I have found there are actually many ways to create the same effects by adjusting the work space. But the best way that works is to change it up by working somewhere else. Now, I know getting a new job can be like a breath of fresh air, too, but that’s not what I’m talking about here. What I mean by working somewhere else is keeping the same job, just doing it somewhere else.
Anyone who can do it likes to work from home on occasion. But the truth is that it can be distracting. There are all those shows to catch up on with the DVR and all. Not to mention, if people know you’re home, they just assume you’re available to chat or hang out.
That’s why I like meeting rooms away from the office. The different environment takes my mind away from all the usual stuff so that I can think more clearly. I try to arrange for meetings in outside conference rooms so that I can get to know clients better. I find it is easier to do that when neither of us has the usual office distractions going around us.
It’s kind of like taking an extended lunch – only you don’t have to feel guilty about it, because you’re still working… or at least, you can make it seem like you are!