Working in the same office day in, day out has some major disadvantages.
The team starts to have less fun, productivity starts to dip and the functional surroundings might not exactly look all that impressive to clients and prospective investors.
In short, always working in your own workplace can be boring — and every office worker ever can attest to that.
However, what if you could hold a meeting in a slick environment, with high-quality coffee on tap and all the tech you could possibly need to pull off an awesome presentation?
We're talking about offsite facilities here, someplace you can go occasionally for days out of the office, either holding workshops with your team, wowing potential investors for your SME or simply treating your staff to a change of scenery.
These places have a tonne of advantages, which is why we've teamed up with Iconic Offices to give you and your team the chance to try out an offsite facility... but more on that later.
First, let us explain to you why you should consider an offsite...
1. Looks professional
An offsite facility will always come with large screens and all the technology you could possibly need to pull off a five-star presentation.
Not only that, but these spaces are often expertly decorated to look exactly like the kind of slick surroundings that will impress investors and potential clients.
Also, every offsite facility has its own unique look, so you can pick a space that best reflects your personality or your brand — which your everyday office may not.
2. Sparks creativity
Working in a different setting for a short time can be a really positive change: if your office is manic an offsite can restore calmness, or if your workplace is too quiet an offsite can inject some excitement into a group.
Getting out of the same old routine stimulates those mental juices and allows you to get the most out of your team.
3. Affords you more privacy
Sometimes the office is just too small a place to convey sensitive information.
If you take your team or individual employees to an offsite facility, you'll have areas that are specifically designed for confidentiality, soundproofed rooms away from the prying eyes of colleagues.
4. Productivity gets a boost
Get the most out of your team by holding a pow wow session or workshop in a new environment, where they feel comfortable to think and act differently — rather than merely going through the motions of their usual daily grind.
You'll be amazed at how much you can achieve in just one day like this.
5. It doesn't feel like you're going to work
Anywhere other than the office can feel like a mini-holiday, so when you spend the aday at an offsite it feels a little less like work, a little more like play.
It's the breath of fresh air that the team might not even know they need.
6. Change is good for the soul
Even if it's not forever, a change of scenery and a change of workplace is like giving you a fresh pair of eyes. You're more alert as you adapt to your new surroundings and are excited about your new space. Win win.
Well, we've teamed up with the lovely people at Iconic Offices to give away two five-hour slots at one of their Dublin locations.
You or your company can use it as one half-day offsite or five one-hour slots (perfect for client meetings).
And with the motto 'workspace for rockstars', these ain't no ordinary offices — check 'em out here.
To be in with a chance to win, just follow the instructions below...