When it comes to communication, nothing beats a face-to-face conversation. When you want to communicate and co-ordinate, you need to make sure the exact instructions and plans get across, be you the boss or an employee. And as the effects of Covid-19 have hit, many people have struggled to adjust to this.
Without the in-person connection between colleagues, workers can find it extremely hard to fully grasp and understand the tasks and projects they have to work on. It becomes harder to see the scale and direction when you can only see part of the picture. Whilst conference calls and software can help alleviate this, at the end of the day, nothing beats that in office connection between workers.
This is one of the main reasons why the workplace is such an important place. With that connection between people. Each task and job you face can be successfully broken down and effectively worked on by several colleagues. The direction you wanted your employees to take on a certain task? They will understand it far clearer when you can direct in person. The office gives each person a far clearer line of communication and allows for an effective and dynamic workplace.