If you are starting your own coworking space you may be wondering about the types of assets you can add into your space to attract a larger customer base. In a recent data report from the Certified Manager of Community Association (CMCA), some prospective assets were examined in coworking spaces across the world. Here are some of the top findings on what prospective coworkers value the most in their workspace:
10 main features were examined throughout the survey which was done in 126 countries across the world. When looking at coworking spaces one of the largest things that remote professionals were seeking its overall workspace comfort.
Workspace comfort was surveyed most important right above assets like new technology, a prestigious address, community, flexible hours and more. It seems as though when a community coworking space designed with the ultimate in comfort, a shared office suddenly becomes more like home.
If an employee can feel more comfortable at work is a factor that rises far above the idea of proximity to public transport, monthly pricing and even the convenient location of a coworking space. Many employees were willing to drive the distance or even pay a premium price if it meant that they would be more comfortable at work.
These findings seem to make quite a bit of sense with the new age workforce valuing comfort over convenience. We’ve observed this type of phenomenon in areas like Silicon Valley where many companies introduce comfort features like meal plans, napping space, recreation areas and more. Having access to more of the comforts of home at work ensures employees can feel well-rested and productive in their workspace.
If you’re starting your own coworking space be sure to emphasize comfort in the environment.
This post was written by Tara Kintz. Tara is a director at Signature Workspace, a Clearwater Coworking Office Space. Signature Workspace, owned and operated by Cantor Fund Management, offers services and amenities such as private offices, flex space, coworking space, virtual offices, meeting/conference rooms, and more.