In recent years, there is an increase in offices creating co-working spaces to improve the working experience of its workers. Many have seen how better it is to work in these types of offices, especially as work habits are now shifting to adapt to the times. However, there are people who say traditional offices are still better because not everyone can adapt to co-working.
To help you decide which one is better, here is a comparison between co-working space versus traditional office based on these factors:
Traditional offices opens opportunities for workers to reach out to one another since they are with their team every single day.
They can also reach out to their team leaders and managers better since they can approach them easily.
However, it does reduce the opportunities for workers to reach out to other departments and go straight to their managers if there is an issue.
Meanwhile, co-working spaces do provide opportunities for people to start networking. Workers can move around and meet other teams even if they are in a different department.
As far as speaking to their managers are concerned, these office spaces opens the doors for employees to speak out and let their managers know what they need.
For many employees, traditional offices offers a sense of comfort because they are familiar with their workspace and the people they work with.
As a result, they work better and settle into a routine that will allow them to become productive.
Sadly, some employees may find the traditional office ambiance to be boring the longer they stay in the department. This will affect their productivity rate and cause them to lose any motivation to work.
It can take some time to get used to co-working spaces, especially because of its format.
Some employees may find it distracting to work with other departments since there’s no space to separate them. There’s also no sense of familiarity because the spaces can change at any time.
In traditional offices, employees can organize your private cubicle or table in any way you want. No one will get mad at each other for their tables and co-workers won’t put things out of place.
Employees also do not have to worry about workspace changing without warning. Privacy is also a guarantee, which can help employees focus on their work.
Co-working spaces do offer opportunities for employees to become inspired through motivational quotes in the walls or the format of these spaces.
These offices are also designed to help them relax and motivate them to be productive by providing them with creature comforts not seen in traditional offices.
It also brightens up the office to help reduce stress in employees and give them a reason to look forward to working every day.
So Which is Better?
When you look at both flexible co-working spaces and traditional offices, they both have pros and cons. But, it is important to remember that not all businesses can use these offices to their greatest potential because of their business models.
Before you decide to use either one of these spaces, see if your business model works well with it and apply it.
So which one would you like to work in?
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