By Bond Collective Staff
In the past, your business’s collaborative workspace was the conference room down the hall where your team got together to plan, strategize, and discuss current projects.
Now, however, the term “collaborative workspace” has taken on a broader definition. It has transformed from a small room in the corner of your office into a much larger shared space where like-minded entrepreneurs, teams, and digital nomads from a wide variety of industries work side by side.
This shift toward a coworking paradigm might seem like a potential distraction for you and your team, but it can actually boost productivity and improve the way you work.
In this article, we’ll discuss 15 productivity-boosting benefits of a collaborative workspace that a regular office can’t provide.
15 Benefits Of A Collaborative Workspace
1) Access To New Ideas
Access to new ideas is one of the biggest benefits of a collaborative workspace.
Working alongside and getting to know people from a wide variety of backgrounds, as well as tapping into their knowledge and creativity, allows you to absorb new ideas that you might not get from your industry-specific network.
These new ideas can boost your productivity by leaps and bounds.
Taking care of the infrastructure you depend on, like electric, water, gas, internet, tech support — not to mention daily supplies — occupies a good portion of your workday. Even if you’re focused on a project, there are always minor jobs (e.g., refilling the toner and paper in the printer) that must be done before you can make any progress.
But in a collaborative workspace like Bond Collective, infrastructure is taken care of for you. You can cross those items off your to-do list and dedicate your energy to improving productivity.
3) Professional Image
A professional image goes a long way toward encouraging productivity in you and your team.
Working in a cubicle under harsh fluorescent lights may have once been the go-to method of the business professional, but now it’s all about open spaces and natural light. These are the design elements that will improve your professional image, impress your clients, and inspire you and your team to new levels of productivity.
4) Low Overhead
Productivity isn’t always measured by how much work you get done in a single day. Sometimes, it’s measured by how much money you can save in the process.
Coworking spaces like Bond Collective reduce the cost of overhead to almost nil. That allows you to focus your time, energy, and hard-earned capital on the more important aspects of productivity: getting more work done.
Networking is all about growing your professional connections to help your business succeed. With a healthy network of clients and industry professionals on your side, your productivity will flourish.
A collaborative workspace makes it possible to network with professionals outside your niche while you work. When you base your business, your team, or just yourself in a collaborative office environment, you combine networking and working into a single, productivity-boosting task.
Working in your own dedicated office, at home, or at the local coffee shop can quickly become lonely and uninspiring. When that happens, productivity decreases dramatically.
The easy socialization in a coworking space can restore your productivity and even inspire you to new insights.
One of the many unique and beneficial aspects of a collaborative workspace is its flexibility.
You can expand and contract the space you use to fit your business needs at a moment’s notice. Doing so can help you save money and adapt to fluctuations in productivity that are inevitable in the business world.
Location, like professional image, can have a profound effect on your team’s productivity. A cluttered, chaotic environment without restaurants, cafes, and other businesses nearby has a tendency to sap creativity and reduce productivity.
But a collaborative workspace, like those offered by Bond Collective, provides beautiful, curated environments in the heart of business districts across the country.
Motivation is an elusive quality that can change for better or worse from day to day and week to week.
A collaborative workspace has a much more positive atmosphere when compared to a traditional office. This atmosphere — not to mention being surrounded by people who want to be there — can energize your motivation and inject new life into your productivity.
Comfort may not seem like a crucial factor for the day-to-day activity of your business, but it can actually help your team stay productive while they work.
When you or your team aren’t thinking about how hard the chairs are or how you’d prefer a standing desk over a sitting desk, you can dedicate more energy to finishing tasks quickly with a maximum of creativity and inspiration.
11) Easier Hiring
Searching for the right hire is a difficult and time-consuming job. A collaborative workspace, though, is a ready-made talent pool just waiting for you to dive right in.
By networking and socializing with other like-minded individuals, you can get a feel for what they do and how they might fit into your business. It’s very much like an extended interview during which you can really get to know the other person.
Then, when you’re ready to hire, simply ask them if they’d like to join your team.
12) Work Opportunities
The same productivity-boosting benefit that was true for hiring is also true for getting hired.
Think of the networking and socializing you do in a collaborative workspace as a way to make yourself, your team, and your business attractive to others. That exposure may lead to more work for your business.
13) Fast And Easy Setup
A major drawback to changing offices is the amount of time it takes to get settled in and back to full productivity mode. With a collaborative workspace, all the hard work of setting up furniture, installing technology, decorating the space, and making sure the utilities are working is done for you.
All you have to do is show up and get to work.
Many collaborative workspaces are more than just places to work. They also provide amenities that make it easier to keep your productivity levels high.
Services such as streamlined billing and booking online, access to multiple locations, and even unlimited black-and-white printing give you and your team the freedom to work whenever and however you deem necessary.
There’s nothing quite like working alongside a community of your peers to reinvigorate your productivity. That’s exactly what you get when you work in a collaborative environment like Bond Collective.
The coworking space fosters a very real sense of community — a feeling that we’re all in this together — that can have a profound influence on the way you and your team operate.
Bond Collective Provides Even More Benefits
If your current office space is less than ideal, your productivity will suffer. But you can recapture the focus, creativity, and high morale you need by relocating to a collaborative workspace like Bond Collective.
At Bond Collective, you can choose from a variety of temporary office space options, such as:
And when you partner with Bond Collective, you don’t just get a beautiful space that fits all your needs and boosts your productivity. Each collaborative workspace also comes with exclusive benefits you can’t find anywhere else.
Whether you rent by the hour, the month, or the year, you’ll get:
Access to small and large conference rooms
Daily on-site cleaning
Rooftop lounge area
Photo & sound studio (at Gowanus location)
Complimentary fresh fruit
Complimentary beer, coffee, and tea
Private meeting & phone booths
Guest reception and greeting
If you’re looking for a spacious, well-appointed collaborative workspace to boost your productivity, take advantage of any one of our many Bond Collective locations in the United States, including:
Flatiron, New York
Gowanus, New York
Bushwick, New York
Greenpoint, New York
60 Broad, New York
55 Broadway, New York
SoHo, New York (Spring 2020)
Center City, Philadelphia
H Street, Washington D.C. (Winter 2020)
Fulton Market, Chicago (Winter 2019)
West Loop, Chicago (Winter 2019)
East Nashville, Tennessee (Fall 2020)
Houston, Texas (Winter 2020)
East Austin, Texas (Fall 2019)
Call us today to find out more about everything we have to offer. And while you’re at it, schedule a tour to experience first-hand how the boutique work environments at Bond Collective can benefit your business.