More Than Just an Office
In my work life spanning two plus decades, what I cherish most are the friendships and relationships that I have built across workplaces. In office cubicles and over lunches and office parties, we have developed a bond where we cannot just discuss work-related issues, but also have engaging conversations about our common interests. And we do have a lot in common. I am likely to have more in common with someone in the office than anywhere else.
Offices provide not just a space to work, but also a place to mentor and be mentored. You get a lot more exposure to different people and skills than you would at home. You have an opportunity to become better at what you do and more exposure to develop new skills and interests. Especially in places that have IT ecosystems, you meet and learn from some of the best and you become part of the ecosystem. Over time, you build a network that can help you get better job prospects and connections to build a startup.