A coworking space is a work oriented space in which you can rent designated desks, and use the different amenities or shared areas at a lower cost than an entire office suite. Coworking spaces are ideal for companies that want to enable their employees to work closely together on projects. The idea is that projects are meant to be worked on together as a whole, rather than each person working separately in their own cubicles. It makes sense to work together, but many workspaces are not designed with collaboration in mind.
Why Coworking spaces are Effective
The workplace environment is transforming. Companies that have a traditional open office environment are finding that the amount of workspace per employee is going down rapidly. In 2010, the square feet per worker was 225 and by 2013, this number shrunk to 190. This creates an issue for them: employees are working closely together, but not collaboratively on the same projects.
At the end of the day, this leads to distress in the workforce because they’re among their peers, but they may never spend time bonding.
Workspaces that are designed with collaboration in mind help with:
- Members working on a project to work together
- Inter-office bonding
- Faster production among workers
This is where coworking spaces come in. This is the perfect
Who are coworking spaces ideal for?
Coworking spaces are perfect for start-ups and companies that have employees all working toward one main goal or objective. A small development firm that creates apps for mobile devices may have graphic designers, programmers and others working together in one coworking space.
This allows work to be completed quicker, reduces the time it takes for communication among peers, and builds a bond between workers in a workforce.
The coworking space is a great way for a small company just starting out to have a professional and motivational environment, without spending a ton of their valuable startup money on an office space that is too large for their needs at the moment.