The workplace has undergone quite a metamorphosis over the past two years. Most companies within the U.S. and globally were forced to revise their traditional work model and develop a hybrid format that allowed employees to remain working within a safe and isolated environment to satisfy Covid restrictions.
As a result, many companies were forced to split up their workforce between those able to work from home and those who would remain working from the central location. This adjustment certainly provided for more social distancing. However, depending on the company’s size and the number of employees, this strategy has not always been feasible. For business owners carrying a mortgage or traditional lease, the burden of continued payments during the shutdowns forced many businesses to close their doors permanently.
For others, the fallout of the pandemic had owners and managers scrambling to keep their businesses alive by quickly creating a new work model and adjusting their workflows to suit.
The Hybrid Work Strategy
Companies now balance a mix of onsite and remote work that may include outsourcing. Alternately, moving to a completely remote solution enabled some to ditch their costly lease entirely.
In a hybrid model, employees work a ratio of hours in locations balanced by company requirements, partly from home, partly from a central location. The new hybrid blueprint also utilizes coworking office spaces. No two companies will share the same hybrid solution and sometimes require outside resources to guide them on this transition. Workspace Strategies supports the hybrid approach with flexible office space services and assists companies that need help with the transition.
The Coworking Solution
For business owners, entrepreneurs, and even large corporations, the benefits of coworking offices offer a new, mainstream, and hybrid solution in today’s marketplace. The proven benefits to employees that reflect on employers are increased productivity, flexibility, better work-life balance, and more time for skills development. Here are a few additional benefits:
1. Fewer distractions
Many employees find distractions within the home are challenging and benefit from working within a coworking office environment, retaining their flexibility and independence. Coworking office spaces provide all the technical and administrative support required.
2. Saving money
As a cost-effective strategy, business owners get the best of both worlds by providing their employees with an ideal working space without the high overheads and additional maintenance costs of a fixed central location. Coworking spaces are value-driven and adapt to virtually any budget, offering scheduling flexibility and no long-term lease agreements.
This benefit alone makes coworking ideal for short-term corporate projects requiring temporary professional space for traveling employees and visiting clients.
3. Mix of talents
A coworking environment brings together a hybrid mixture of people with broad-ranging talents that can enhance networking and create opportunities for collaboration, team-building, and a new source of talent resources. Workers stay connected to their colleagues, clients, and management anywhere in the world and have the flexibility to work with less pressure and more productivity than ever before.
Short-term office and coworking locations are gaining significant ground. They continue to alleviate the pressure that single entity owners small and larger companies still face in these new and shifting times. Workspace Strategies will work alongside you to develop your office services business or any business and help to find the best solutions possible to enhance profit and growth.