Recently, San Francisco Chronicle reported that big companies such as IBM and Microsoft are so eager to reach out to entrepreneurs that they are renting spaces inside coworking spaces for some of their employees.
Coworking spaces are mostly aimed at startups. So why would big companies like IBM and Microsoft allow their employees to work amid the startups?
In this article, you’ll learn 3 reasons why big companies are looking at coworking spaces for Inspiration:
1) Close Proximity to Entrepreneurs
Several small businesses are using products made by large technology companies such as IBM, Microsoft, Amazon, and Google.
Being in close proximity to small businesses allows these companies to offer their expertise and get feedback on how to make their products better.
2) Promoting Exchange of Ideas
Working from coworking spaces allows employees at technology companies to engage in a forum where there is an open exchange of ideas. For instance, IBM encourages their employees to have discussions with their business clients, including small businesses, on how to build apps using IBM’s Bluemix cloud platform.
3) Keeping the Team Fresh and Connected
Microsoft believes that coworking spaces allow them to keep their teams fresh and connected in a place where great ideas happen. It also enables their employees to be closer to where their clients are and have more flexibility.
Coworking spaces are becoming increasingly popular because they support innovation and smooth of exchange of ideas between innovators and entrepreneurs. As such, large tech companies are willing to let their employees work from coworking spaces to create a work culture that thrives on innovation and flexibility.
IndiQube is 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.
“We needed a space that could keep up with our expansion,” says Rashmi Daga, Founder & CEO of FreshMenu. “Glad to have found IndiQube. Now I don’t have to worry about how large FreshMenu will evolve to be – I have the assurance that my space will evolve with it too.”