The workplace revolution has prompted a change in the office landscape. Co-working spaces have fast become the popular solution.
26th November 2019
It’s 9am on Monday morning and I have already had calls with colleagues in China, Australia and Germany. The advancements of technology making work on the go possible which is incredibly important when negotiating different time zones and the great British commute. I’m taking these calls on the train from Sheffield to Leeds while heading into our office.
Co-working offices allow flexible workspace options which has helped them become a prominent role in how and where we work. It is a great solution for both large and small companies as well as individuals, Geolytix has certainly found this. They offer various commitment options with their pricing structure meaning users can still benefit from the flexibility of spending days working from home and attending meetings.
The large number of flexible workspace locations is also due to a high number of smaller co-working companies setting up in each city. Avenue HQ has offices in Liverpool and Leeds and is where you will find the Geolytix Leeds office, previously we were based in the ODI Leeds office until we expanded and moved to the other side of the city. It is perfect for us as we don’t have the responsibility of the day to day running of an office and can spend our time and resources on client work while saving money and having everything we need including various sized meeting rooms, break out areas and a kitchen along with the bonus of a roof terrace for when the British sunshine rears its head.
In Sheffield before I had my fellow Northern colleagues to keep me company I worked at Union St to break up working from home, this was a great experience and allowed me to enjoy the office buzz, network with others from various companies and increased my productivity and creativity.
These spaces are not only beneficial for the work aspect but also have different events on offer which allows workers to enjoy activities, develop new skills and break up their work days.
Although I have never tried it there are also options for paying by the minute rather than the day for the ultimate flexibility, Ziferblat has 3 locations in Manchester, you pay 8p per minute (capped at 4 hours) and help yourself to tea, coffee, cake, printing, wifi and no commitment; just turn up and start working. So there really are options for everyone.
This is partly due to the huge boom in self-employment including freelance workers and in turn has called for a workplace revolution which has prompted growth in co-working spaces opening up to both support these individuals and also businesses of varying sizes offering perfect solutions for flexibility and seamless scalability with a companies growth.
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