Using Shared Office Facilities to Increase Productivity

Written by Wes Towers
Wednesday , Sep 11, 2013 0:00

As a result of advancements in technology and communications in the later decades of the 20th century, the term “telecommuting” came about. Put simply, employees involved in working from home (either part-time or full-time) and linking to their place of work through technology, are considered to be telecommuters.

Telecommuting provides many benefits  including increased flexibility and reduced travel for workers, and lower overheads for employers. However, it also has its down side  which can include isolation and lack of motivation and stimulation. In other words, while many workers may like the notion of not having to rush to the office every morning in peak hour traffic, they can find they miss the company of their fellow workers.

This proves the point that working and productivity are not just about “getting work done”. These things are also about relationships, co-operation, teamwork, fun, and the stimulation of ideas. After all, many of us instinctively know that just being in proximity of other people at work can be motivating and energising, even in cases where the work we do is rather routine.

How office sharing can promote productivity

Office sharing provides a middle alternative to working from home and going into the office. Individuals who share office space report that it boosts their productivity compared to working out of their home, or at the local cafe. In fact, co-working surveys indicate that productivity and creativity are increased quite substantially through office sharing.

This increase in productivity can apply to both employees from the same company, or independent workers who share office space with others in a shared facility. Office sharing provides the stimulating and motivating effect of being with other like-minded people, while allowing for flexibility and reduced commuting at the same time. It can also enable employers to cut costs and overheads.

So for cases of a freelancer or a small business wanting office space, or an employer looking for a more effective alternative to telecommuting, office workstation rentals or private office rental can provide a fantastic solution.