Career Advice

4 Overlooked Benefits Of Working In An Office

Table Mountain Employment 25 May, 2019

At some point in the 20th century, a majority of the workforce moved into offices. Ever since then there has been an ongoing debate about the pros and cons of being an office worker, and many attempts to improve the workplace to increase productivity and employee happiness. Some dream of working from home or in exotic locales as a digital nomad. But others wouldn’t dream of working anyplace but an office. That’s because there are some very attractive and unique benefits to working in an office environment. Here are just four.

It teaches time management and personal skills

When you work in an office, you have set work hours and specific times for lunch and breaks. You learn to work within these time constraints, especially if you’re on a deadline. And since you’re always working with other people, you learn how to interact with a diverse range of personalities. Both are valuable skills to have.

It teaches you about your company and your industry

There’s no better way to learn about a company and what they do than to be right there in the middle of the action, experiencing the day to day workings and problems.

*Increases creativity and problem-solving skills8

In an office, you’ll be confronted with different situations and problems that you’ll need to be resourceful to overcome, and further, you’ll be exposed to how other people go about managing the same situations.

You’re able to network

You’re working with a variety of people both inside and outside of your organization, at all levels. This helps you to be more productive and can help to advance your career.

Although often maligned and lampooned, being an office worker can help you to develop the personal and professional skills you need for a successful and rewarding career.