Co-working spaces are a trend that has hit the market by a storm, being quickly embraced, especially, by startup businesses. They allow for employees from different organizations or under different employers to work together. Research indicates that employees working in shared office spaces often performed better than employees who work in traditional offices. So what brings about this difference in performance?
The Ability to Stand –Out
Owning different skills, every employee feels that they stand-out from the rest. This makes them appreciate what they do, encouraging them to do it with added vigor. Additionally, unlike in traditional offices, employees working in shared office spaces are never under the pressure to follow a certain company norm. This enables them concentrate more on their job, rather than on fitting in with the rest of their co-workers.
Being that, employees working in shared office spaces, have different skills, they are able to increase each other’s knowledge base by sharing ideas. Co-working spaces provide a platform where employees can learn from each other, get better at what they do and even acquire skills varying from what they currently possess.
Prevention of Loneliness
Co-working spaces allow employees meet with other like-minded person. Therefore, preventing the boredom and loneliness associated with working alone. Shared working spaces work as a social platform. Being part of a community and being able to interact with other employees makes one more energetic. Even, rendering work as a fun activity, rather than just a routine because you have a choice on the employees you want to interact with rather than being forced into interactions by traditional office norms.
That said, companies better start devising ways to create an environment similar to the one offered by co-working spaces. This way, they could help improve performance while still maintaining their traditional offices.
Workville is one of the leading coworking space provider in NYC. Their main office is in Broadway on the 21st floor of the luxury office building. They have three spots, from which employees seeking to work in shared office spaces can choose from. You can either take their Union Square spaces, Bryant Park or other spots located in close proximity to transportation hubs.
With Workville, you can choose to work in open co-working spaces or their private offices. There are also dedicated desk-in private offices. All of this spaces vary in prices and availability.