Coworking spaces have proven to be a special work place for professionals. Research have found that employees thrive on levels on an average of 6 on a seven point scale. This is at least one point more than average for employees working in regular offices.
One wonder why these coworking spaces, mainly for independent professionals, remote workers, and freelancers, are so effective. And one may wonder if there are lessons that traditional offices should take from coworking spaces. So,upon interviewing several coworking space community managers and founders as well as surveying hundreds of workers from dozens of coworking spaces within the US, the following results were revealed:
1. People see their work as more meaningful when using coworking spaces- they are able to bring their entire selves to work due to little internal politics or direct competition associated in traditional offices, coworking spaces tend to work together and assist each other, and coworking spaces aspire to having collaboration, sustainability, learning, and community.
2. There is more job control- these spaces are usually accessible 24/7, and people can determine how long the day will be at coworking spaces. But there is still an equal value with some form of structure professionally because too much autonomy will cripple productivity.
3. People feel part of a community- connecting with others provides a good vibe for work and productivity.
As a result, some traditional offices have took note of the connections and other values coworking spaces possess. They are adopting coworking as their business strategies in two ways: By using coworking spaces as an alternative place for their employees to work (many realize that working in new environments spark new ideas sometimes), and by creating a similar work environment within the traditional setting.
Also, different coworking places, such as Grind’s Marketing and WeWork, have noted the successful results of their organizations that range from the human element to the joining as a person, “me”, to becoming a greater “we”. With these types of organizations, socializing is not forced or compulsory. And members have the ability to choose how and when to interact. They can decide to have discussions at a café over coffee, for instance.
With all of these results, more corporate offices are taking different steps in crafting their employees to feel like they have more meaning and purpose within their own walls of the company. They are also allowed more flexibility and control within the company. Corporations are also aware of how connections and interactions can be very beneficial for the company. And many of them are also rearranging their offices to having more workspace for quiet work or collaboration.
About Workville Coworking Space NYC
At Workville, luxury is blended with NYC coworking space. Workville is located in a luxury office building on 1412 Broadway on the 21st floor. It’s a sun drenched space that is located moments away from major transportation hubs, Bryant Park, and Times Square. They also have three terraces, and they feature open desks, shared offices, and move-in ready offices.