People exploring co-working spaces often have many questions about how it practically works. It is difficult to explain since there are similarities to how you currently work any. On the other hand, however, there are several unique opportunities that only a co-working space can provide. We’re going...
People exploring co-working spaces often have many questions about how it practically works. It is difficult to explain since there are similarities to how you currently work any. On the other hand, however, there are several unique opportunities that only a co-working space can provide. We’re going to take a closer look at three of them:
Reigniting Your Productivity
Many factors influence our productivity, like the time of day, the distractions around us, our energy levels – even just the room’s lighting. One factor that saps our productivity is monotony; we can’t feel motivated to do our jobs if we’re bored!
Monotony isn’t just the work we do – though doing a simple task over and over can be draining. However, where we work can also be monotonous. Sitting at the same desk with the same view, hour after hour will eventually become boring. This affects affect how engaged we are with the work that we’re doing.
In a co-working environment, things are rarely static. Every time you arrive at one of our locations, the sights, sounds, and faces will all be new. At Connect Space, we aim to create environments for people to thrive in; a place to come in and get stuff done.
This may sound overwhelming to introverts and people who need quiet to focus – we have space for that too! Outside of the regular “trick” of putting on headphones, we encourage you to move around and find quieter spots. You do you!
Has Flexibility Built-In
We’re pleased by the shift away from fixed office hours and set working locations. This provides employees with flexibility and choice in how they want to work. This was hard to do in a uniform sense since everyone is wired differently. In essence, we provide a blank slate for you to paint your masterpiece of a productive day.
Need to come in later because you had to drop off the kids? We get you. Wanting to work a bit late to wrap up something while you’re in the zone? Absolutely. Want to pick the brains of like-minded business people in the common area? Go right ahead.
Granted, your work is in control of how much freedom you have. Our role in this then is to ensure nothing gets in the way of you realising this freedom. By doing this, we know that you’ll be able to get the most out of your day.
A wider community
Home offices always have limitations – and some more than others. What all home offices lack is a sense of community. Video meetings aren’t the same, since you don’t have the same levels of non-verbal communication. Without being in the same office, informal chats have fallen victim to the era of remote working as well.
It is difficult to manage staff culture from a distance because of this. We’re proud to offer teams the chance to be in the same building on a schedule that suits them. You don’t need to be bogged down by a long-term agreement just to promote staff culture. This means the return of monthly get-togethers, weekly all-team meetings, or just having somewhere to collaborate when you need!
More than this, co-working spaces are inherently collaborative across all spheres. As you get to speak to your neighbours, who knows what friendships and collabs could blossom. At Connect Space, our goal is to build these collaborative moments and we celebrate these connections. So come prepared to be a part of something bigger than just your to-do list for the day!
Don’t just take our word for it, pay us a visit and see what our spaces are really like. We are proud to have co-working spaces available in Musgrave and Umhlanga, two vibrant and conveniently placed business centres. We’d love to talk you through why we’re passionate about co-working and unpack how it can assist your workday. If you’re a business owner looking at solutions for your staff, we’d love to speak with you as well. We firmly believe everybody wins with a co-working solution.