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Condo Living: Working Onsite vs. Working from Home

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Adapting to a new working environment is never easy. Working onsite allows us to communicate with others and have ready access to pertinent information needed for a project. However, now that working from home is the new normal, we have to adapt to a new working environment with notable limitations. Notable organizations have shifted their focus from onsite work to online work. The pandemic has imposed a major challenge to both employers and employees alike. Although it may seem like working from home has tons of cons, it also has its benefits.

Let’s compare some of the advantages and disadvantages of working from your condo home vs. working onsite!

Communication and Collaboration

The difficulty of communication and collaboration is one of the biggest disadvantages of working from home compared to working onsite. Working from home hinders us from openly collaborating with our colleagues and mingling with them - building camaraderie with our office mates and strengthening our connection with each other. While working onsite allows us to engage in active conversation over a cup of coffee or even a light snack. There’s a special spark when we randomly have talks over coffee in the office or simply wave to each other when we bump into them. We can still communicate with each other when we work from home; however, it’s different. From small talks over coffee to short conversations via video call or any messaging application. Communication amongst co-workers is not totally gone, it’s just different.

Working from home, however, has a very compelling advantage when it comes to communication as well. Although face-to-face conversations are irreplaceable, working from home allows us to work anywhere we want. We can work through our phones and/or iPads/tablets. We can now bring our work with us wherever we go. This allows employees to better balance work and other activities because of the flexibility of having your work on the go.

To improve communication amongst colleagues, some organizations/companies started conducting movie nights and game nights to allow their employees to take a break from work and relax with their co-workers.

Commute

The daily commute from home to work is dreadful for most employees because of the long lines, delays, and very, very hot weather. Not to mention, the daily commute expense takes a significant amount from our pay as well. The amount we spend on commuting could be spent on other necessities such as groceries, rent, and the like. As such, working from home helps us save more than working on site.

The stress from commuting to the office and back is one of the major downsides to working onsite. It takes up a lot of our time which could be time spent to get some extra sleep or eat a heavy breakfast. The daily rush hour in the LRT/MRT stations, bus stations, and the like are very stressful and may have significant effects on an individual both physically and mentally. Working from home allows us to have control over our time and schedule. This time saved could allow us to spend more time with our family, get extra sleep, and maybe even work out.

Working Environment

Wherever we work, be it onsite or from home, our working environment always affects our productivity. Whether the working environment difference from onsite vs. from home is an advantage or a disadvantage actually varies depending on how an individual works. Some people work better in an office setting because they are conditioned to work in the office and rest once they get home. This poses a problem for the sudden transition to the working from home setup because some people have a difficult time focusing at home as it may not be a suitable working environment for them. A weak internet connection at home is also a problem that most employees face. 

Working from home, however, also has its perks especially when it comes to the working environment. Since we are working from home, we can customize our work environment to better suit how we work. We can set up our home office in a way that would allow us to be more effective and efficient. It is very important to have a clean and comfortable workspace when it comes to working from home for employees to be more productive.

What better way to choose a condo design than owning your own ready for occupancy condo unit. Our home is where we often take a break and we always wanted to have a convenient life. Thus, choose a condo that is strategically located near essential establishments. With that, you can choose Vista Residences.

Vista Residences offers condominiums located within the Central Business Districts of Metro Manila which makes the commute easier and hassle-free for those that work onsite. While for those who work from home, Vista Residences also offers fast, effortless, and hassle-free condominium services that are largely driven by technology. Whether we work from home or work onsite, everything we need is within easy reach.

Vista Residences has ready for occupancy condo projects in Manila such as Vista Taft, Vista Heights, Vista GL Taft, 878 Espana, and Crown Tower University Belt. It also has pre selling condo projects in the said area which include Vista Recto, Plumeria Heights, Tennyson Heights, Bradbury Heights, Sky Arts Manila, and Kizuna Heights.

Meanwhile, its ready for occupancy projects in Quezon City include Wil Tower, the Symphony Towers, Pine Crest, and Vista 309 Katipunan. It also has pre selling condo projects in the said city such as Hawthorne Heights and Vista Pointe.

Young professionals can also enjoy a one-of-a-kind condo living around the central business districts in the country. It has The Spectrum, a pre selling condo in Pasig; Laureano di Trevi and Salcedo Square, ready for occupancy condo properties in Makati; The Courtyard, a pre selling condo in Taguig; and another ready for occupancy condo in Mandaluyong, the Vista Shaw.

To continue its mission in providing condominium homes for Filipinos and investors, Vista Residences is now offering a premium condo living in the other areas away from Metro Manila. You can experience a warm and relax condo vibe in its condo in Baguio – Pinehill, Canyon Hill, and Brenthill. Now in the south, Vista Residences has Suarez Residences, a pre selling condo in Cebu; and The Loop, a ready for occupancy condo in Cagayan De Oro.

For more information on Vista Residences, email [email protected], follow @VistaResidencesOfficial on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, or call the Marketing Office at 0999 886 4262 / 0917 582 5167.