Why I’m Leaving My Home Office

When I’m not helping a large client, I work from my home office. I’ve been working this way for around ten years.

Today I’m leaving my office for a while to try coworking.

Why would I leave the comfort of my home to travel an hour to the nearest town to work with a bunch of strangers?

Productivity, that’s why. Random human encounters, being around other people working, the social atmosphere of an office — all things you don’t find in a home office.

It occurs to me that if co-location is so good for Agile teams, it might be good for sole founders as well. And in this business, there are no universal rules, only what works and what doesn’t work.

So for the next month or so, I’m going to try coworking.

I’ll let you know how it goes.

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