Leaving the office behind and letting my staff work from home.
Over the last few months my wife and I have started to question the need for an office. When we first started in online marketing we worked from home. I had contractors come in and renovate a nice office space in my home and always enjoyed working there. Then business changed and we needed a place to house servers, meet clients and house a staff. So we bought a building and moved in.
Lately I have spoken to some people who are in my same line of work but doing everything virtually. All their staff work from home but they have daily skype meetings, a central phone service that auto attends calls and routes them to the appropriate home office worker. The more I considered this option the more I fell in love with working from home again.
Today I have listed my industrial condo for sale with my Realtor Kari Clark. I am in no rush to sell but I am making plans to start working from home and moving my staff to their homes. When I approached my team about working from home they were all excited. It seems my staff wanted to work from home more than I did.
Overall this is a good move, I will miss having a cool office to work in but will welcome the short commute to my home office and being able to stay home with my wife and dogs during the day. I figure this one small change will save my company 6 figures annually.
If you have any work from home tips or going virtual advice please share it by commenting below. I would love your input!