When working in an office, you are free to walk away from your desk and head home to enjoy the evening with your family or out with friends. Working from home makes it difficult to walk away when a task isn’t finished.
With high-speed WiFi and global connectivity, we can’t deny the fact that these days you can work from anywhere: your bedroom, living room, kitchen countertop, garden and all of the comfortable spaces you can think of around your home.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT COWORKING SPACES
WHAT ARE COWORKING SPACES?
Walk into a coworking space and you’ll immediately notice that it feels different from a regular office. The smell of fresh coffee in the air is second only to the electric atmosphere that the energetic and excited occupants bring to the space. You’ll see a mix of those in deep focus at private desks and others striking up engaging conversations at large shared tables. This is the culture of the coworking space.
Here's What Happens When You Take Away Dedicated Desks for Employees
Coworking may be on the rise, but it’s still a pretty new idea around Charlotte. Many independent professionals understand the gist of coworking (a shared office space) but voice confusion or concern over the details.
As we've mentioned, hot desking is simply the use of non-allocated workstations, meaning no employee has a fixed workstation. Rather, work spaces can be used by any employee, from any department or level, on any given day.
Stepping into the Meeting Room, and Classroom, of the Future
You're in a meeting room, getting ready for a conference call with co-workers on the other side of the globe. In no time flat you see them pop up on the projector and you start sharing your screen to show them your latest presentation. Or, you're in a cooking class and the teacher is cutting up ingredients.
Video conferencing is increasingly penetrating our daily workflow, moving beyond meeting rooms and invading workplaces and mobile devices. The shift has become possible thanks to ever-increasing transition from pure hardware room systems (e.g. Polycom, Cisco, LifeSize) to software and hardware-software solutions.
5 Ways Your Business Can Benefit From a Virtual Office
The term "virtual office" might have sounded strange a few years ago, but today the concept is fairly standard. A company may not have a fixed address but still function as a provider of goods and services. Because of the rise of telecommuting and remote working, there's less need for a business to operate from a traditional brick-and-mortar location.
The Definitive Workspace: The Modernization Of The Private Office
Understanding The Private Office
The way employees work is evolving, and the traditional office space just doesn’t cut it anymore. In fact, employee engagement experts at Dynamic Signal aggregated worldwide productivity reports in the workplace and found that 57% of stressed employees felt less productive and indifferent.
Training isn’t just important to any company, it is vital.
But what does training and development, mean to your organisation?
Training presents a prime opportunity to expand the knowledge base of all employees, but many employers in the current climate find development opportunities expensive. Employees attending training sessions also miss out on work time which may delay the completion of projects. However despite these potential drawbacks, training and development provides both the individual and organisations as a whole with benefits that make the cost and time a worthwhile investment. The return on investment from training and development of employees is really a no brainer.
The Importance of Training and Development in the Workplace
So what are the benefits?
the employee who receives the necessary training is more able to perform in their job. The training will give the employee a greater understanding of their responsibilities within their role, and in turn build their confidence. This confidence will enhance their overall performance and this can only benefit the company. Employees who are competent and on top of changing industry standards help your company hold a position as a leader and strong competitor within the industry.
Coworking is not just about the sharing of infrastructure and cost, it is about belonging to a community, accessibility, and sustainability. Coworking is the new way of working and sharing. Coworking spaces are designed to provide a productive and collaborative environment for their dynamic inhabitants and created without corporate constraints on what is perceived to be an “office” environment offering flexible memberships to suit most needs.