Three Reasons to Consider Heading Back to the Office in 2024

Many legal professionals began working from home during the 2020 pandemic – and many have continued to do so. While working from home has its advantages, so does maintaining a regular presence in the office. 

Are you wondering if a return to the office is the right move for your legal career? Here are three compelling reasons why re-establishing your office workspace in 2024 may be the right choice for you.

The office offers automatic cues to focus.

Working at home has benefits like being readily available for your family. Yet your house and family can also become distractions. There’s no clear line between home and work efforts – nothing to tell your brain, “We’re in work mode now.”

By entering your office, you train your mind to set other concerns aside and focus on work. This focus can allow you to get more done in less time – leaving time for your home concerns while you also succeed at work tasks. 

Building work relationships is often easier in person.

Digital communications make it easier than ever to reach others. Yet, only speaking through a screen leaves much to be desired. 

When you head to the office, you make in-person connections. Whether you regularly engage in work conversations or simply leave your office door open, sharing physical space with others builds social connections deep in the brain. You gain the benefits of shared effort and proximity with your team – and can call upon these resources when needed.

You’re ready to take the next step in your career.

Work opportunities often go to the person who is most readily available to accept them, rather than to the most qualified individual. No matter how well you’re doing your work at home, chances are that you’re missing opportunities simply because another co-worker was present to say, “Yes, I’ll handle that.” 

In 2024, consider becoming that co-worker by returning to the office. When you’re present, you make yourself available to take on new challenges and opportunities the moment they arise – thus positioning yourself for career advancement or expansion into new professional areas. 

For help finding an in-office position in 2024, turn to Avata Partners! Check out our variety of legal positions across California and Colorado.