The typical 9-5 working structure is quickly becoming a thing of the past—why? Quite simply, both employees and employers are discovering that traditional offices and their painfully regimented schedules are pretty much the worst way to achieve productivity and therefore, results.
It just isn’t natural to expect workers to sit in front of a screen for eight hours straight, five days a week, all while staying motivated, inspired, and productive. In fact, in an eight hour day, most employees are only productive for three of those hours, at the most. After a certain amount of time performing the same monotonous tasks, it’s no surprise you can start to lose focus and motivation.
A more effective alternative to the traditional 9 to 5 grind is one that emphasizes flexibility, and measures employees’ success in results as opposed to hours spent in the office. This allows much more room for self-motivation and personal gratification as opposed to the “I’m here because I have to be here, may as well do some work” attitude.
Many companies, including some of the world’s largest and most innovative corporations (like Google and Instagram), have been experimenting and succeeding with remote work and flexible schedule policies. They’ve also been re-designing their offices to resemble coworking spaces, which are given stellar reviews by employees because of the flexible, worker-tailored environment.
Unsurprisingly, the environment in which we work plays a critical role in the quality of work we achieve; which is why it is so important to offer better alternatives than cubicles and traditional open offices. Coworking as an alternative for employees provides an office ecosystem strategically designed to foster productivity and happy employees—how? The answer is simple: everything from lighting to temperature will affect our mood and level of productivity. As Turnstone points out, working together with people (but not too many people) in the same room is the best way to create a low-stress work environment.
That’s why coworking spaces like Bridgeworks are custom-designed with your most productive workday in mind. By providing a variety of work environments under one roof like private desks, lounges, and conference rooms, as well as new faces to socialize, brainstorm, and network with, coworking spaces to help you work in the ideal environment for productivity and quality work.