In response to the coronavirus outbreak, many companies are allowing their employees to work from home. However, challenges such as unstable internet connection, distractions at home, feelings of loneliness and the blurred boundary between work hours and personal time are making employees wonder if working from home is sustainable in the long run.
To create a balance between work life and home living, the concept “work-near-home” (WNH) has emerged. The primary difference between work-from-home and work-near-home is in the location. As the name implies, work-from-home is a term for employees to work remotely from their residences. Work-near-home, on the other hand, refers to co-working spaces that employees can work at, having all the necessary facilities like internet access, office furniture and supplies for a productive work session. It is a concept that focuses on creating a thriving community hub at shared workplaces.
More View, More Inspiration
Architecture design plays a crucial role in transforming space layouts to integrate the work-near-home concept. You can find WNH facilities either near your home or within high-rise and low-rise residences. The advantage of WNH is that you can get your office work done in a distraction-free environment while being near your home. Commuting is not a problem as these two places are within a short distance of each other.
Illaria Hillside Homes are part of our 810-acre Gamuda Gardens development that offer co-living and co-working spaces surrounded by lush greenery and tranquility. After completing a work task, take a stroll around our private hill park with breathtaking forest trails or drop by at our community orchard to see the progress of your fruit trees.
Gathering and Networking
The co-working space aims to be a multi-functional area. It not only caters for one’s working privacy, but it also allows employees to organise small gatherings within the community. For example, Illaria Hillside Homes at Gamuda Gardens include an Inspiration Pod, where it can be a place to hold meetings during the day, as well as it can be turned into a community gathering space at night. With the management implementing social distancing and sanitisation measures, gathering and networking are made possible and can be carried out safely amid the outbreak.
Near Home and Convenience
A proper shared workplace usually comes with all the amenities you need, namely strong Wi-Fi connection, drink stations and restrooms. The convenience of having these basic facilities within your workspace makes it a conducive environment for better work productivity and performance. If you need anything from home, you can simply travel back in a few minutes. Alternatively, you can opt for a residential co-living space. Essentially, co-living is a modern residential community hub model consisting of residents with shared values or intentions. Co-living is popular among university students, working professionals and individuals relocating. Each of the residents has their own private bedroom while sharing the common area. It is an affordable housing option that has the basic amenities as well as having a sense of community in place.
Will work-near-home be our future of living and working? For Gamuda Gardens, we have incorporated our very own work-near-home facilities with what Mother Nature has to offer for residents of Illaria Hillside Homes. Find out more today!