By Shantanu Mohan
July 18, 2018
Bringing happiness to your workplace is likely your top goal, as it is with most companies. Anyone who doesn’t understand that happiness is the key to better productivity and retained employees needs a new education.
No doubt you understand its importance. Yet, you’ve maybe come up empty on finding exactly what makes your employees happy.
The key is to find ways to bring better leadership and collaborations so each employee feels their worth. Using shared office space and co-working concepts are scientifically proven to help.
While you might find a few employees who like working independently, you’ve no doubt seen how collaborations lead to faster and better ideas.
If you’re new to what a shared office space is, it’s also often called a co-working space. These are designed for companies like yours needing to save money and not really wanting a giant office filled with cubicles.
These are also designed with collaborations in mind. Plus, when you rent these out from a provider, they’ll provide many services for you so you don’t have to invest on your own.
What kind of employee happiness can you create with these office spaces? Much of it comes down to bringing more flexibility in how people work.
When using a co-working space, you’re essentially allowing your employees to go and work with outsiders who may not even belong to your office.
Many co-working spaces are designed akin to a bar where you meet up with different people to discuss ideas. You won’t find alcohol here as you would in a bar, yet it provides a comfortable place to find real collaboration with people in your industry.
As Inc. points out, this brings a community-oriented space to help nurture more innovation. Relying strictly on your own team to come up with innovative ideas can often come up empty. Looking to unbiased outsiders brings a refreshing way to look at things and find new solutions to old problems.
There isn’t any great sense of happiness than being able to move ideas forward in a faster way.
Statistics show Millennials now make up 30% of the workforce. With this, they’re shunning the traditional office environments of cubicles or separate rooms.
They’re a demographic naturally gravitating to shared office environments and the co-working concept. Take advantage of this since you’re likely hiring more Millennials to fill positions of those retiring.
Millennials usually have fresh ideas in mind compared to those who’ve been working with you a while. It’s time to give these younger workers a chance to collaborate in a comfortable environment to break norms.
When you think about it, forcing workers into enclosed work spaces often leads to depression. Some workers may prefer to work independently, but most will prefer having more engagement with at least fellow employees.
Polls show 84% of employees using the co-working concept found it helped them on an emotional level. For the ultimate happiness, there isn’t anything better than keeping them motivated to brainstorm for ideas.
Working alone can often lead to distractions that co-working spaces won’t allow. Interacting with people throughout the day will make your company much more competitive and keep ideas flowing.
At WorkSocial, we’ve become a leader in providing these office environments, including corporate training offices and virtual offices.
Located in Jersey City, NJ, we know how hard it is to find similar office concepts without having to pay a fortune. We offer very affordable options for the startup budget.
Contact us to learn more about how coworking environments work and how it’s going to scale your company to new heights.