Entrepreneurs, small business owners and freelancers who used to call everything from cafes to airports their office now have a significantly better workplace option: shared workspaces.
According to reports, coworking spaces or shared workspaces across the world have reported having 50% more members than two years ago. These innovative workspaces such as IndiQube host tens to hundreds of different companies across industries, irrespective of the size.
Shared workspaces offer plenty of benefits for people who work there such as flexible workhours and community building. Here are 3 important things corporate offices can learn from shared workspaces.
1) Flexibility and Location Independence
One of the major advantages of working from a shared workspace is the flexibility and location independence that it offers. Corporate offices can learn a lot from shared workspaces allowing the same amount of flexibility and location independence in order to attract and retain talented employees.
2) Community Management
Coworking spaces allow workers to feel as if they are part of a community. These shared workspaces usually have community managers who ensure day-to-day operational efficiencies and help connect people who’d be useful to one another. They also launch startup and social events and are open to requests from officers working at the shared workspace.
Corporate offices can learn a lot from community managers about things such as facilitating connections and event management.
3) Departmental Mix and Match
In a shared workspace, a computer engineer sits next to a business development executive and big data analysts sit next to marketing professionals. Due to this mix and match of dynamic professions, employees at shared workspaces have an opportunity to learn from each and build important social connections.
According to a study conducted by Journal of Organizational Behaviour, people in coworking spaces rate their level of thriving – defined as their vitality, learning and work performance – an average of nearly six on a seven-point scale. By adoping this coworking practice at corporate offices, they too can benefit from the advantages obtained from departmental mix and match.
Shared workspaces have now become the preferred choice of office space for ambitious startups which are seeking Series A and B funding. Emerging workspaces such as IndiQube are gradually increasing footprints in Bangalore and other metro cities.
All IndiQube business workspaces are equipped with gyms, food courts and employee engagement programs like yoga, Pilate sessions, etc. There are other services too provided depending on the need of the client like transportation service, shared transport, etc. Companies such as FreshMenu, Micromax, Bluestone, etc. have benefited from working at IndiQube.
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