Co-working spaces have truly revolutionised the way we work, and are fast-growing to be the most popular choice for businesses, new & old alike. There are several ways in which shared office spaces offer a step up from the traditional model of office leasing. While some of them are highly material & easy to attach numbers to, there are other intangible factors which positively impact the day-to-day functioning of your organisation.
In fact some of these intangible factors can often be more important to an organization’s success than the material benefits. One such factor is the ability to attract & retain top talent – a challenge that every business faces, whether it has 20 or 20000 employees.
Here are 6 ways in which co-working at 91Springboard helps its member companies stand out to current & potential employees:
Open workspace design adds a human touch to company culture
One of the most significant departures that any co-working space & indeed most modern offices offer is replacement of the cubicle culture with wide, open spaces. The removal of these physical barriers lead to the removal of intangible barriers within organisations and promote a flat hierarchy.
This contributes to better communication among employees, and increased humanisation of the challenges they face collectively as a group. Grievances & praise that might previously have gone unaddressed are easier to address, and we often see teams celebrating every little success together – from the bosses at the top of the pyramid to interns learning the ropes.
At 91springboard, we take great pride in maintaining high satisfaction levels for all our members, and our spaces are designed keeping in mind that at the end of the day, it’s all about people.
Multi-purpose spaces cater to multiple requirements
Every individual is unique in their set of interests, mannerisms, style of working etc. Our multi-purpose spaces are designed to cater to a wide variety of individuals, accommodating itself to every distinct need (kind of like the Room of Requirement for those Harry Potter fans out there!). A lounge space that is often used as a reading area or for catching up with the latest news on TV easily doubles up as a chess arena or even as a place to put one’s feet up and get work done away from the desk.
This attention to detail in terms of providing the right mix of spaces helps our members satisfy their unique needs while at the same time bonding with those with similar interests. It isn’t enough to simply enquire after a prospective employee’s extra-curricular interests, providing them the opportunity to cultivate those interests can help you stand out as a top employer.
A hassle-free environment maximises productivity
While there are plenty of plug & play offices around, not each of them prioritises the daily experience of their members. At 91springboard, we live & breathe a hassle-free environment which is designed to maximise productivity. Every conceivable need – from printing & cleaning services to meeting rooms & managing memberships is taken care of.
A community manager is always on hand to resolve issues at the earliest, and the experience remains unchanged across any & all of our centres. Thus our members walk in every day empowered to focus on their tasks at hand, with their mind at peace knowing that everything else is taken care of.
Diverse set of events keep them buzzing
Regular and relevant events across a range of disciplines from knowledge sessions to friendship day celebrations are a feature almost unique to co-working spaces. Every centre at 91springboard hosts its own set of events, catering to local tastes & community requests, providing a welcome diversion from the daily routine.
Just as described above under the functionality of multi-purpose spaces, these diverse events engage with the different interests of individuals. Learning the latest Skyscraper technique to laughing their hearts out at some local stand-up comedy, every week brings a new kind of excitement to the lives of our members.
Higher levels of motivation & job satisfaction
Studies show that members of collaborative spaces thrive in the community environment & report higher levels of job satisfaction. This also correlates with feelings of being valued by their employers & a higher drive to put their best foot forward in contributing to the team’s growth.
The community environment & breathers from the work routine act as an effective means of recharging their batteries, making them more focused & goal-oriented while they perform their tasks. It also helps that whenever they are stuck somewhere, help is always at hand – even if not necessarily from within their organisation, since there is always a community member who could help them move forward.
This naturally makes them better at what they do, kicking off a positive cycle of motivation & performance.
Socialising with a community of peers creates holistic growth
Even the most beautiful & thoughtfully designed space is nothing without those that bring it to life. While we strive our hardest to provide the best facilities & environment, it is our members themselves that create & define the identity of each space. We help our communities best settle into their natural order and encourage every individual to freely express themselves.
There are often different sets of members that shine through in their own fields – the leaders, the tech wizards, the marketing geniuses, the table tennis lovers, the football fans & so many more. Of course each member is free to be part of more than one group, and gets to interact with the best each space has to offer in each category.
Given that these bonds are formed across age groups, gender barriers, educational backgrounds, etc. – it is truly an experience that enriches, nourishes & creates holistic growth for each member.
The facilities that 91Springboard offers enable you to provide a platform for your talent to shine at their brightest.
Get in touch with us today to take a tour of your nearest centre and book your membership!