Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Is the car office the new garden office?

Last week we returned to the idea of 'pubworking' and today we're looking again at working from your car, following research by used car experts heycar which suggests that garden offices are not the only places which are enjoying increased interest among former traditional officeworkers.

According to its survery of 2,000 motorists, one in 10 are regularly working from their cars during lockdown, citing it as a quiet place to talk with business contacts, plan, and simply relax. The numbers are even higher among the 17-24 age group where house-sharing means that the figure is more like one in five

“We no longer just see our vehicles as a means of getting us from A to B," said CEO of heycar, Mat Moakes. "Now they are offices, sanctuaries, a place for some much needed ‘me’ time. The car is a space to reflect while cocooned from the stresses and strains of modern life. Whether calling a friend or singing along to a favourite song.”

The research also showed that nearly a third of people liked listening to music while driving, a quarter prefering the radio, and one in eight enjoing singing along.

If you are considering working in your car, do have a look at the driver ergonomics advice pdf put together by Loughborough University.

Image courtesy Lee Connelly of his Black London black cab converted into a workspace and social space via Readersheds


Tuesday posts are sponsored by Garden Spaces, suppliers of contemporary garden buildings, offices, gyms and studios, many of which do not require planning 


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