In result published by Harvard Business Review about workers’ evaluation on various office layouts, American workers are most dissatisfied with the problems related to privacy, which leads to the question: What are the benefits of living in a shared office or a private one?
Open office’s advantages:
- Cost less.
- High efficiency. Some people work more effectively when they feel like “other people are watching/supervising.” Such transparency motivates the workers to watch their own behavior and mind their business more carefully.
- Promote more communications and collaborations. Employees can better communicate directly with each other in a shared office and exchange their ideas to come up with the more all-rounded business plan. The sense of belonging breeds the sense of success, because when you feel like you’re a part of a community, you will be encouraged to communicate more often, eliminate the misunderstanding as much as possible, and end up success as a team. Transparency means trust, caring and honesty. Those are the three basics for a sustain and healthy progression. More aware of employee’s improvement and working progress, employers can, with transparency, have a better grasp of where the business and company is going, too.
Private Office’s Advantages:
- Visual And Sound Privacy: Some people prefer to work on their own privately. Window frosting is an alternative to making a shared office more private. We value your privacy, and we want to make sure that you won’t lose the sense of transparency even when you are in an office all by yourself.
- Noise reduction: Communications matter, but they can also get in your way of working. In neuroscience, noise can interfere one’s cognitive performance. For example, he or she will find it hard to focus, memorize, understand the context, and do basic math. Especially if you need to talk to a client one-on-one on the phone, the background noise is not a good representation of an organized company. In an individual room, you will either share a room with a limited number of people or have your own room, both of which options can make sure that you don’t need to talk to other people when unnecessary.
- Freedom. You will have the opportunity to adjust your own coworking space in NYC. You are the boss for your office layouts. Decorating the room in whichever way you want. Piling up the papers wherever you prefer. You won’t be judged for being too messy. The key is to make YOU feel comfortable.
Here at Coworkrs, we offer open workspace, dedicated desks, private office suites, and conference rooms. All of them can fulfill your needs for different kinds of offices.
Engaging in the Community
Aristotle once said, “Man is by nature a social animal; an individual who is unsocial naturally and not accidentally is either beneath our notice or more than human. Society is something that precedes the individual. Anyone who either cannot lead the common life or is so self-sufficient as not to need to and therefore does not partake of society is either a beast or a god.” We yearn for meeting more people. We need to socialize. We need to feel more engaged within the community. However, if you work 24/7 in the office, when will you have time for socialization? How will you feel like you are actually a part of the community?
Workers want to have fun and meet more people at the same time during the workweek. Working repeatedly can bore the employees and drastically reduce the efficiency.
When it comes to a big community, events provide a platform for people to forget about the work and engage with each other actively. Here at Coworkrs, we have about 3 to 4 events per week. Our events range from happy hour, yoga, concerts to lectures and summits, and we are continuing adding more to our calendar. Besides events, due to the fact that our offices are right next to each other, you can find it rather easy to get to know the people from different companies and organizations.
You want to ensure that your belongings are safe in the office. Whether is the sense of security or security itself, a good working environment can guarantee that your office is your safe zone for your personal items too.
Each individual office at Coworkrs has a lock. To enter each working area on each floor, you also need a card given out by Coworkrs to swipe you in. Your security is our top concern.
The key to a perfect working environment is that it can be personalized. Everybody has different habits, lifestyle, skills, and ideas. Here at Coworkrs, we believe in variety, instead of homogenization, and there is science behind every single designing details. We are trying to build up a coworking office space in New York City that makes you feel like home, but also pushes you to drive forward. Book a tour around our office right now to experience what it feels like to be in the working space tailored right for you!