Maintaining a positive work environment helps boost employee morale, retention and productivity.
Your work environment impacts your mood, drive, mental health and performance. Creating a positive work environment is critical to your company's success. When creating a positive work environment, you should also think about your office space in and of itself. Keep the following questions in mind: Do your employees have enough space to complete their work without taking up somebody else's space? Are you giving your employees proper privacy while ensuring they remain transparent about how they're using their time on the job? Are you offering spaces where employees can go to take breaks or discuss work matters with their co-workers?
Walk into a coworking space and you’ll immediately notice that it feels different from a regular office. The smell of fresh coffee in the air is second only to the electric atmosphere that the energetic and excited occupants bring to the space. You’ll see a mix of those in deep focus at private desks and others striking up engaging conversations at large shared tables. This is the culture of the coworking space.
Coworking spaces are essentially shared workspaces. They offer affordable office space for those looking to escape the isolation of a home office or coffee shop. Occupants typically are freelancers, entrepreneurs, start-ups and small teams who want to take advantage of a flexible space. In addition to culture, cost is another big draw. One of the advantages of these spaces is the ability to rent out only what you need vs an entire private office space, which can be costly. The freelance economy is growing. Younger members of the workforce, such as Millennials or Gen Z are increasingly finding themselves in freelance work.