Collaborative coworking spaces have become increasingly popular among employees. In fact, researchers at Gallup have found that 59% of employees prefer a hybrid workplace–making it the most popular work arrangement. But why exactly are hybrid workplaces preferred, and what does a coworking space arrangement look like for individuals and teams?
What Collaborative Coworking Spaces Offer
Collaborative coworking spaces are popular because the best ones allow employees all the benefits of remote work and the advantages of an office.
Employees love the flexibility of remote work and how it saves money and time on daily commutes to the office. At the same time, many enjoy the benefits of in-office work, since it grants employees increased contact, simplified procedures for important meetings, effortless synchronous interactions, and an increased sense of community.
With the right collaborative workspace, hybrid-workspace individuals and teams can reap all the benefits of remote work flexibility and in-office community and communication. Individuals and teams can simply rent the coworking space they need, when they need it. For instance, here at Durham Bottling Company, we offer flexible membership packages that suit any individual or team’s personal needs.
By using a collaborative coworking space on certain days of the workweek, remote teams still continue to save time and money on their daily commute and maintain their usual flexibility. Teams can decide which days are best to utilize their collaborative coworking space to maximize productivity and maintain a close and supportive work culture.
That added flexibility goes a long way in boosting employee morale. It doesn’t hurt that businesses save significant money on overhead costs for the days they aren’t using their office space.
Meanwhile, individuals who run their own businesses can use a collaborative coworking space for any days when they need to schedule a meeting room, or for any times they wish to take advantage of the community and connections that shared workspaces offer.
In-Office Amenities and Reliability
The days when employees use a collaborative coworking space will look much like any other in-office workspace. Coworking spaces like Durham Bottling Company offer the business amenities, reliability, and community of in-office work life–and some amenities many offices don’t have.
Whether it’s high-speed Wi-Fi, dedicated rooms for small and large events, or presentation, classroom, conference, and meetings spaces, collaborative coworking spaces are designed to accommodate all of a business’ needs. DBC even offers a podcast studio for businesses looking to branch into the booming platform of podcasts.
Instant Office for Individuals and Teams of Every Size
Individuals (like freelancers or entrepreneurs), small business teams, and larger corporations looking for satellite locations all share the same coworking goal—to quickly build your business in an environment conducive to your success. A flex office can help you immediately achieve this goal. Partnering with a coworking space gives you instant access to a physical location tailored to your business.
At Durham Bottling Co, our private offices are move-in ready and nicely furnished—giving you one less thing to think about. We also help businesses of every size by offering a long-term home without a long-term lease.
Our goal is to build community while providing a comfortable, accessible, safe, and inspiring place to work. Our members are here because they want to be here, not because we lock them into long-term leases. Durham Bottling Co contracts are 3, 6, and 12 months long—all of which have the option to go month-to-month after the initial term.
Satellite Location Easy Button
Flexible offices also offer the perfect solution to an age-old struggle for larger corporations: setting up satellite locations. Before coworking spaces, companies would need to put in the time-consuming and expensive groundwork needed to launch a satellite office for individuals and teams, including:
- Send out a team to scout sites
- Negotiate leases, terms, budgets, recruitment plans, and FF&E spends
- Have the new office equipped with furniture, desks, fixtures, and so much more.
With coworking and flex environments, companies can have a satellite office with the click of a button.
Community When You Want It, Privacy When You Don’t
Just because you’re working in a collaborative coworking space doesn’t mean you don’t have flexibility regarding privacy. For instance, Durham Bottling Company offers private office suites, a breathing room (for relaxation and privacy), and even private showers.
If you are seeking more collaborative and community-based environments, there are numerous shared coffee-shop-style workplaces for those who thrive in shared spaces. At DBC, we offer flexible programming content created by the members of the workplace community themselves, because we believe a positive and communal atmosphere is the foundation of great work and productive partnerships.
Durham Bottling Co: Coworking Space in Durham
If a collaborative coworking space sounds interesting to you, we’d love to schedule a tour with you at our location in East Downtown Durham. We also invite you to stop by anytime to try out the coworking experience by signing up for a day pass! If you’d like to learn even more about shared coworking spaces, check out our blog post about the pros and cons of a coworking membership.