Working from home has plenty of pros. Productivity gets a boost, and so do your working hours. And your dog loves having the option of fetching all day. But after a while, most Work From Homers start to feel like they’re missing out on something. After all, humans are social creatures – yes, even self-proclaimed introverts. However, getting back into the habit of “peopling” doesn’t have to mean going back to your old corporate digs full-time. Coworking and flex spaces are a great way to find your community on your own terms.
Flexible working has been a growing trend for well over a decade now. And after the boom in work-from-home habits during covid, flex spaces are now the new normal. If you’re launching a new office, expanding, or eyeing the end of your long-term commercial lease, transitioning to a flex office space such as a coworking hub can be a major win for worker satisfaction – and your bottom line. Here’s what to know.
Remote working has become the new normal. Overall, workers love it, but managers, not so much… But before you mandate an unpopular full-time return-to-office mandate for your team, consider the perfect balance between home and office work: coworking flex spaces. Here’s why flex working is a win for everyone.
Whether your organization is considering a return to office life or an expansion, District Offices’ coworking spaces are the place to land. Strategically located and powerfully amenitized, our flexible workplaces deliver convenience, accessibility, desirability, and solid ROI to your organization. Here are just some of the reasons our tenants choose District Offices.
Coworking spaces offer more than just a strategic address and a built-in community, delivering an extensive list of business support perks usually only available to larger, well-resourced companies and organizations. By renting a space at District Offices, you can take advantage of a variety of services that take an administrative load off your shoulders – and allow you to focus on what you do best.
Traditional corporate leases account for a major part of any organization’s overheads. But it’s not just the monthly cost businesses – especially growing ones – need to worry about. Getting your space set up and built out to suit your organizational needs can be a significant expense and one that can see new or small businesses quickly burning through their startup capital.
Here’s what to know about commercial construction build-out costs – and why leasing a move-in-ready coworking space can be a great way to keep that all-important cash in your pocket.
Small and mid-sized companies face unique opportunities – and unique challenges. Smaller companies are nimbler, with the ability to pivot towards growth and adapt to shifts in the market. But when it comes to managing real estate and office spaces, they’re at a disadvantage. Smaller companies leasing a traditional office space can see their profits being eaten up by overheads. They also have less leverage when it comes to securing a long-term lease or loan. All of this can have an impact on bottom lines – and future growth.
But the agile, adaptive working environments offered at a coworking space such as District Offices in downtown D.C. can turn a challenge into an opportunity – reducing financial risk while maximizing flexibility.
For some organizations, enticing workers to return to the office after a year of working from home has been no easy feat. Employees have become accustomed to having seamless access to comforts such as fully equipped kitchens, package pick-up, and quiet or outdoor spaces that allow them to take a breather from the demands of work.
As we return to in-person or hybrid models of working, contemporary workplaces need to keep up with workers’ shifting demands and expectations of the places they spend their 9-5. Here’s what workplaces need to offer to compete with the comfort and safety of home-based working.
The past year has given leaders a crash course in handling remote teams. Everyone rose admirably to the challenge, pivoting to digital workspaces, virtual meetings, and cloud-based task management. But the gradual return to in-person working presents a new leadership challenge: managing hybrid teams.
We know by now that remote workers have fundamentally different work experiences from in-office workers. Managers need to work vigilantly to bridge the gap – and ensure that both camps have everything they need to work efficiently, effectively, and collaboratively. Here’s how:
Workspaces have a significant effect on companies in a variety of ways. They impact employee happiness and productivity and are seen as a perk when a candidate considers where they choose to work.
While there are many things to consider when selecting the ideal workspace, it’s important to know how much a workspace weighs on new hires and how long an employee stays. This information reinforces the value a good workspace provides and why it’s a profitable investment. Let’s explore the ways a workspace influences your company’s recruitment and retention in 2021.