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Coworking spaces allow employees of a company to come together in one shared office space. Coworking spaces offer many benefits compared to a traditional office building – significant cost savings, lower commitment, increased convenience, included services and amenities, and more. Above all of that, one of the most significant upsides to utilizing a coworking space is how it can facilitate collaboration, which can have a remarkable effect on employee performance and the success of a business as a whole.
Coworking spaces provide a wide range of options to choose the most suitable space for employees, regardless of the task. The diverse spaces within a coworking facility include private spaces for phone calls or focused work, café-esque tables perfect for conducting informal meetings, and comfortable couches and seating for brainstorming sessions and collaborative discussions.
When a space is designed to suit various types of work, employees are able to work in the manner that best suits the task at hand. In providing spaces dedicated to collaborating, coworking offices pave the way for creative group work far better than a classic cubicle-style arrangement. Two heads are better than one, so providing a workspace where people can bounce ideas off of one another is crucial in allowing the team to meet their full potential.
When working in a coworking space where collaboration is actively encouraged, employees are far more willing to seek help from their coworkers and work through problems at a much faster rate.
When a team can collaborate and brainstorm solutions together, those solutions come more quickly and typically consist of stronger ideas. Allowing the team to work in a space designed to promote collaboration is a great way to increase performance and overall productivity.
Allowing employees to collaborate regularly means that not only are they working together to find the best solutions, but they’re inadvertently honing their communication skills, as well.
Heightened communication skills result in fewer misunderstandings, less time-wasting, and improved overall efficiency. Plus, the team is more prepared when it comes time to represent the company and pitch to potential clients and partners.
Not only do coworking spaces improve the functions of a typical office environment, but they also have a remarkable effect on employee satisfaction. Working in a space that allows them to exercise creativity and collaborate with those around them comfortably results in a very satisfied employee – which only works to increase their productivity, the quality of their work, and the success of the business.
Not only will a coworking space allow team members to collaborate, but it also allows them to work alongside employees from other companies. This proximity to other entrepreneurs, freelancers, and remote workers opens the door for employees to absorb entirely new, innovative ideas from people from diverse professional backgrounds. A new flow of knowledge and creativity can sometimes be just what the team needs to overcome a hurdle or spark an entirely new idea by interacting with people in their workspace who otherwise would not normally be within their network.
If you want to promote collaboration within your team, we encourage you to take a tour of our facilities. Venture X Canada is happy to bring you into our coworking spaces for a guided tour to see first-hand how a collaborative workspace can transform your team and positively impact your business!
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