In the modern business world, flexibility has become the new normal. Across industries, employers are responding to employee preferences by accommodating work in remote or hybrid setups. Both employers and employees enjoy how the added flexibility has increased employee happiness, productivity, and safety. Yet, at the same time, many remote and hybrid employees miss the community benefits and culture of shared office spaces. As a result, employees are seeking out coworking memberships.
Coworking spaces are membership-based shared workspaces, often in centralized business hubs, that provide workspaces, tools and services, and communities that help employees thrive.
Increasingly, employers are sponsoring their hybrid and remote employees’ coworking memberships, recognizing the coworking space price is far less than its value. Here are four reasons why:
1. Office Resources at a Fraction of the Cost
Coworking memberships cost less than traditional commercial real estate offices and sometimes offer even better resources. With access to conference rooms, private offices, and audio-visual studios, coworking employees have all the tools to do their best work.
The reliable high-speed Wi-Fi of coworking spaces ensures important meetings don’t rely on employees’ potentially spotty home internet services. Coworking spaces’ printers, scanners, and other office devices remain stocked, well-serviced, and available.
Coworking membership costs come without any of the additional lurking costs for utilities, upkeep, and cleaning that traditional commercial real estate offices have. And memberships have flexible options, so employers pay only for the amount of access their employees need.
2. New Leads for Partnerships, Talent, and Revenue Sources
Working in shared coworking spaces gives employees access to a broad and thriving work culture–and potential new leads and revenue sources for their business. Many coworking spaces are located in thriving business centers and, as a result, are filled with key players in the local area.
By sponsoring employees’ coworking memberships, employers connect their businesses to a network of potential collaborative partnerships.
Whether through new talent, partnerships, revenue sources, or new business ideas, networking plays a fundamental role in a business’ success. And shared coworking spaces provide your employees with daily networking opportunities.
3. The Benefits of a Satellite Office
For years, satellite offices have helped businesses break into new market frontiers.
A satellite office in a different city than the main office provides a business with a new outpost, with greater access to the local community, markets, and talent.
But satellite offices don’t need to be far away to provide substantial benefits. Local satellite offices can reduce expensive square footage in the main office and accommodate growing workforces.
An employee’s coworking membership gives their business an automatic satellite office–with all the benefits it provides.
4. Community and Culture
A coworking membership provides employees with both the community of the office and the independence of remote work. With a sponsored coworking membership, employees can decide to work from home or in a shared coworking space, giving them the choice they want.
At the Durham Bottling Company, we see employees inspired by the people around them. A sense of community is a vital part of a healthy workplace, which is why we made our shared coworking space a positive, inclusive, and safe workspace for our members. It’s our workspace, too–and we’re looking to thrive alongside your staff.
Durham Bottling Company: A Coworking Solution for Employers
Increasingly, employers recognize for one flat coworking space price, they receive an entire bundle of benefits. Their employees access top office tools and resources along with the community they desire from their workspace. Businesses, meanwhile, receive satisfied employees and potential sources for new leads and revenue sources.
At DBCo., we’re committed to keeping our coworking memberships flexible and accommodating. We won’t lock you into long-term contracts or push businesses to create corporate accounts. We’re happy to have you join our community, whether you’re with a global corporation or work as an independent freelancer.