We are currently evolving in a world of work in constant change. Managerial methods are changing, and personal fulfillment now takes precedence over other efficiency criteria. Indeed, with the digitalization as spearhead, more and more companies opt for more mobility and nomadism. As a result, more and more international firms are choosing to let their employees work from home. This practice called teleworking is the typical example of this managerial transition and leads employees to move less to hubs such as La Défense and more to work from home. It is from this transition that we see the emergence of a new way of working: coworking
Coworking is a type of work organization. It consists of sharing a workspace between several freelancers or workers attached to different structures. In short, freelancers and teleworkers work in the same workspace for a day.
This working method is not so recent but is becoming more and more democratic, so much so that we can find more and more "coworking cafes" in big cities. This trend can also help to respond to the recurrent problems of people working from home: lack of network, loneliness, demotivation, etc... Moreover, some people do not particularly like to work alone at home, adding that to the fact that more and more companies bring their employees to work remotely; the trend of co-working can only grow.
Coworking, by its aspect of work and knowledge sharing, carries a strong community and mutual aid dimension. Indeed, there is a strong solidarity between teleworkers, who are very likely to follow and bring an external view on other coworkers' work. This is really the main point of this work methodology, exercising one's activity surrounded by people from different universes and cultures with each one's aim.
Contrary to working in a library, the coworking space integrates a win-win aspect between the different workers. Indeed, they are free to exchange on their practices and their projects to get constructive criticism from their counterparts and take a step back on their work.
One can also see, through coworking, the opportunity to create an important network. By exchanging with the different professionals sharing your workspace, you will be able to build a network of extremely diverse profiles that can bring you a lot.
Beyond the community aspect, coworking has many advantages for your business. First of all, there are many coworking spaces with different atmospheres. There are two main types: coworking cafés and private spaces.
Coworking cafes are public workplaces; as the name suggests, this place is often warm and provides workers with hot drinks and sometimes a catering service in exchange for a daily fee. Private coworking spaces, on the other hand, are private spaces made available by hosts or teleworkers wishing to host coworkers in their homes.
This solution has the advantage of being extremely cheap, count between 10 and 15 euros per day to meet in a private home or 20€ for a coworking café. At a lower cost, this allows you to work in a convivial and studious atmosphere without having the problems due to working at home (lack of concentration, bad wi-fi, feeling of loneliness, demotivation...)
With OfficeRiders, take advantage of a large number of coworking spaces of all kinds. Access in a few clicks to a large range of atypical and singular places to host your activity for a day.
Here are the steps to follow to find a place in a coworking space with OfficeRiders: * Go to the OfficeRiders.com website * Enter the location of your search and indicate "Co-Working" as the type of reservation * You will then be presented with a list of locations and spaces available, assisted by a representative map. * Browse the map and scroll down to find a location that suits you in terms of cost, location, and most importantly, the inspiration that the location provides. * Select a location and access its complete file. * Contact the host directly from the web interface to reserve your place in their space
The steps are guided and quite intuitive. Moreover, the proposed spaces are often illustrated with good quality photographs to protect yourself and perceive the atmosphere of the place.
To complete your search, you will find on the fiche of each place a large amount of additional information about it. You will find a list of the equipment available, the internal rules defined by the host, and much more. This information will give you a better idea of what to expect when you visit the host's home for the first time.
If you need to get a better feel for the place, you can also contact the Host to visit their space. Arrange a date together, and once you've visited the place, it will probably be more obvious if it fits your work environment.
As we said before, telecommuting is a method more and more used by companies. It offers more largesse and comfort to both the company and the employees. However, is this solution really a win-win situation for both parties? Are the company's results always as good?
The question has the merit of being asked, but given the growing trend, the results must follow. Indeed, if companies allow their employees to work from home, they must objectively win. Considering all the factors involved, we realize that by working from home, employees adopt a more flexible and therefore more comfortable method; they are therefore better able to maintain a high level of rigor in their work over a longer period. They say they are less disturbed and more comfortable with exercises in which they are the only actor. Moreover, it allows companies to de-congest their premises especially during crucial periods, which generates less de-concentration and brings a lighter atmosphere in the offices. This combination offers the company much more flexibility in its management. It offers comfort to both the teleworkers and the employees working on-site while maintaining a satisfactory results level.
However, remote working is not a magic formula that will satisfy your employees and increase your turnover day by day. This solution, to bring good results, requires rather delicate management. Indeed, the results of telecommuting can be much less qualitative when it is badly managed. If remote employees have group projects or even require different people's intervention on the subject, the communication may be more delicate, and efficiency may decrease. Therefore, it is essential to keep track of everyone's work and projects to assign the right roles to the right people and allow employees to benefit from teleworking days on personal tasks and avoid group projects.
Therefore, remote working is a small revolution in the world of work; it offers new possibilities to companies while providing a high level of comfort to their employees. However, this solution must be handled with a certain degree of control to avoid a significant drop in the various employees' efficiency.