5 Reasons to Relocate Your Business to a Coworking Space

Alexa play 9 to 5 by Dolly Parton. “Working 9 to 5, what a way to make a living” – for nearly 40 years this iconic song has summed up what working in an office is really like. And in the words of Miss Parton herself, “It’s all taking and no giving.” But, we’re humming to a new tune now. So cut the cagey cubicles, forget the flickering fluorescent lights and stop hiding your favorite coffee cup in the office plant pot – that can’t be hygienic. The world of coworking is here and it’s welcoming you to the future of going to work.

If you thought a company vending machine or 2-ply toilet paper was the height of office lifestyle, then think again. We’re about to shatter the 9 to 5 status quo.

Here’s the top 5 reasons why businesses are booming in coworking spaces.

#1 Enjoy the new work-life blend

Reading your emails on a yoga mat does not count as a work-life balance. In today’s digital age leaving your workspace doesn’t mean you’ve left your work. It’s nearly impossible to go offline completely, and burying your blackberry every night would lead to blisters. That’s why coworking offices don’t believe in the work-life balance. We believe in the work-life blend. Embracing both connectivity and comfort in a home away from home, that allows you to reach your full potential before you need to reach for your bed. At memos, high-speed Wi-Fi and conference rooms meet community lounges and chill out spaces. You can enjoy the social aspect of ‘life’ while being surrounded by the top-notch resources you need to ‘work’.

#2 Increase your productivity and engagement

If giants like Samsung, Microsoft and McDonalds are all wanting to rent private office space in coworking environments, they must be seeing some serious results. And by serious results, we’re talking double-digit, “call your family and friends” type of results. It’s no secret that employees working in shared office environments are more productive than those working in traditional workspaces (like the ones Dolly was singing about). According to Ergonomic Trends.com, 89% of employees feel happier after joining coworking offices, with 55% feeling as if they are part of a real community. Companies with engaged employees outperform those without by 202%, says Screen Cloud in their latest employee trend statistics. There you have it. The proof is in the pudding, and you better believe we have the biggest sweet tooth in the business!

#3 Get your creative juices flowing

There’s a quote by Jack London that says, “You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club”. Now we don’t have any clubs lying around at memos, but we do have a secret weapon of our own – collaboration. Coworking spaces are hubs of innovation. Their artistic design, creative layouts and communal workflow create a one-stop-shop for networking and new ideas. Just walking into a coworking space gets your creative juices flowing. Sleek interior, individual expression, concepts coming to life. It’s like stepping into the ‘Wonderland’ of the working world. Picture the scene, you’re brainstorming in a booth with your colleague. Out of the corner of your eye you see two people run to the printer. Suddenly you realise your idea needs to be launched as a race. You pitch your concept and an award-winning campaign is born.

#4 Save money with shared office space

“What’s in it for us?” The real question is, what’s not. The main reason any business wants to know why they should relocate to a coworking space, is to know how it’s going to make them or save them money. At memos, we can do both. Renting a leased office requires a signature on a lengthy, expensive contract. What do you get for it? An empty space. And when you have just had to buy 35 dedicated desks, the ergonomics of your office chairs suddenly plummets from your priority list like leaves doing a free-dive off of a dying plant. Renting your own office for your business means business rates, which bring increased utility bills and tax. Don’t forget the ongoing maintenance associated with running an office. Plumbers and electricians don’t come free (even if it is the third time Derick’s dodgy extension cord has blown your circuit board). Let memos help you cut costs with coworking.

#5 Scale your business with ease

Have you ever been part of an office expansion where you have more colleagues than coffee cups? There’s nothing worse than feeling like you’re in the Hunger Games when trying to find a seat at lunch or a plug point for your laptop. Perhaps you’ve been on the opposite end? A huge space with nothing in it, where a walk to the scanner can turn into a day trip away from your fixed desk. The biggest difference between coworking and traditional offices, is that it’s not one-size-fits-all. Whether you’re looking to rent desk space, rent private office space, work from a shared desk or hire an entire suite - we have a scalable solution for you. So, expand or downscale as you see fit. At memos, our team is equipped to help you transition into your new space with ease. We bring the flexibility, so you don’t have to make it a stretch.

Have you been considering joining a shared office space like memos? Haven’t been able to make up your mind yet? Let us do it for you. You’ll save money, see results, feel inspired, have the opportunity to grow and blend your work-life perfectly. So, “tumble out of bed and stumble to the kitchen, pour yourself a cup of ambition” and join the ultimate coworking community today.

 

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