Coworking Spaces For The Modern Office

How sharing ideas and space can work for your startup

Paper Hub – Prague Coworking Offices

A shared office is a cut above your average workplace. Not only is the modern day fitout about integrating your business’ needs, but it should also nurture the creative minds and collaborative efforts of entrepreneurs, employees and freelancers. A trendy coworking premises will be the envy of all offices — and the demand for such shared spaces is rapidly growing.

A coworking space is a space for those who either find it hard to separate work from play or who wish to sidestep corporate drudgery. But don’t underestimate the potential of this lively setup. The possibilities are endless when it comes to a well-executed shared working environment, allowing independent professionals to escape the distractions of work at home with the synergy of shared values and space.

“71 percent of participants reported a boost in creativity since joining a coworking space, while 62 percent said their standard of work had improved,” DeskMag Global Coworking Survey.

Here’s how you can fit out a progressive, enterprising coworking space to support your startup:

Save dollars by sharing space

“Try fitting out your office with zones to rent by selling memberships to like-minded freelancers or entrepreneurs.”

Impact Hub Offices – Berlin

You should always work ahead of your competitors in the business world — and you can cut costs by capitalising on this high demand for coworking space — merging flexibility with innovation. Try fitting out your office with zones to rent by selling memberships to like-minded freelancers or entrepreneurs. An open plan is the only way to approach this new wave working style — so minus the walls and stretch your construction dollar to the max. The easiest way to get started is to implement some custom-built ergonomic furniture that’s easy to reconfigure depending on the agenda of the day. And if your spatial parameters are posing challenges for your big ideas, here’s a helpful blog on how to maximise a small office space.

Leverage off like-minded businesses

“The expertise and knowledge you’ll gain from internalising those otherwise external influences will set your business model up for success.”

Neuehouse – New York City Co-Working Offices

Change the nature of the corporate rat race and foster a strong sense of community by collaborating instead of competing with other businesses. The expertise and knowledge you’ll gain from internalising those otherwise external influences will set your business model up for success. Exchanging ideas and working together to attain a common goal is a beautiful feat; and you can establish your brand by developing a particular niche with the support of fellow entrepreneurs. You should meticulously structure your fit out to represent your unique office culture with custom mezzanines, tiered seating or split-level flooring to bring the whole team together.

Network to take your business further

“...perhaps you’ll learn something new, or end up working alongside a prospective client or business partner.”

WeWork Embarcadero Center Coworking Offices – San Francisco

A conventional office is an uninspired environment for the creatives of the future, but you can enhance your startup’s appeal by opening up your doors to those goal-oriented professionals who will undoubtedly broaden your horizon. Perhaps you’ll learn something new, or end up working alongside a prospective client or business partner. A great way to attract entrepreneurs and freelancers is to offer an authentically unique office fit out design with an impressive range of amenities.

With the growing popularity of cloud-based technology and our reliance on the internet, there’s little you can’t do from home. But what home-based work is lacking is the invaluable benefits of face-to-face communication — especially in terms of exchanging ideas — this is why networking should be a core value of every business or startup.

Boost your productivity

“...you’ll inspire innovation by tapping into a whole new realm of knowledge and resources.”

SmithGroupJJR Offices – Chicago

A boost in the quality of work produced goes hand-in-hand with a successful coworking space — but it’s an ingredient that is often overlooked by organisations and startups alike. You can transform your workplace by building on collaboration and nurturing the local community at a low cost, and on flexible terms. You’ll be surprised by how well an informal structure works for your daily output, and you’ll inspire innovation by tapping into a whole new realm of knowledge and resources.

You can blend breakout areas within your open plan scheme for some makeshift information sharing, so as to avoid disrupting your busy coworkers. Flexible office partitioning is an ideal solution to assigning privacy zones without putting up communication barriers. Here are some helpful tips on how to boost your productivity with your office fitout.

Support a healthy work-life balance

“Flexible coworking offices everywhere are holding on to some serious talent by offering aspirational workspaces for entrepreneurs and high achievers...”

Essence – London Offices

Climb down from the corporate ladder and move away from cookie-cutter cubicles with the lifestyle you deserve — we’re talking about an employment package no professional would dream of turning down. Flexible coworking offices everywhere are holding on to some serious talent by offering aspirational workspaces for entrepreneurs and high achievers who’ve already sidestepped the daily grid. So let’s support rich learning experiences by valuing a healthy balance between work and home with an alternative approach to doing business. Kick back with some customised casual-style seating or lounges to take the superfluous pressure off your coworkers — and be sure to give your breakout areas some personality to set your establishment apart.

Consider creating your own coworking space

Let’s bootstrap your startup by adopting a dynamic, flexible coworking philosophy, starting with your office fit out. If you need help transforming your corporate environment into a dream creative space, get in touch with Adam and the team at Fast Fitouts today! To find out more about what Fast Fitouts can do for your office, call 1300 303 831 or email info@fastfitouts.com.au for a free concept design and pricing service

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