With so many stay-at-home orders, lockdowns, quarantines and other related obstacles to getting out of the house, CEOs and small business owners are having to find alternatives to efficiently get their work done. Various hubs, spoke offices, work-from-home offices and satellite offices have started to become “the new normal.” When people have very quickly been forced to create makeshift workspaces they have looked into these alternatives.
“I believe that satellite and hub offices could really become much more popular and mainstream even when the pandemic is over,” said Mozes Victor Konig who has used satellite offices in his own company, MVK Ventures SARL. “I opened a satellite office in Silicon Valley ‘before the trend’ as it were back in 2018 and I feel myself and my colleagues have really benefitted from it.”
So what is a satellite office exactly? It is connected to the actual company but is physically separate from the main office. There is no specification of sizing for a satellite office and they could host 1 or 100 employees but the idea of the concept is decentralization. The benefit of this is that they are less overwhelming, have less overheads, are more flexible and during this crazy time can house one or two people on a rotating basis, decreasing the possibility of viral spread.
A satellite office definitely provides a real option for those who feel the need to get back to work but cannot quite make it back to the main office yet.