Whether for meetings, events or production, OfficeRiders offers an innovative solution in line with current issues. Surfing on new technologies and on the collaborative economy, OfficeRiders offers professionals the opportunity to reinvent under-used spaces in their homes into unique and atypical work spaces. OfficeRiders responds to the profound changes in the function of physical space: the professional and private spheres meet completely to give birth to a new lifestyle and work. Work in the 21st century no longer rhymes with toil, but with happiness: the well-being of professionals is becoming a major concern, as it is no longer doubt intimately linked to their performance. Today, we can even talk about an "art of working".
Start-ups and companies are not hesitating to put in place many means to respond to this trend. This includes the work atmosphere (after-work, internal events, team-building), human relations and relationships between colleagues, the missions and the degree of responsibility, and... the workspace. Space, if it is an atypical and unique place, is synonymous with quality of life. It is no longer a professional's question adapting to conventional meeting rooms: goodbye to the room with white walls and chairs with wheels. Goodbye sterile meeting rooms. On the contrary, it's the meeting rooms that are being transformed to better the company's actors. A contemporary meeting room is first and foremost a convivial space that encourages human relations and interaction between employees. They encourage creativity and stimulate the mind by taking into account many criteria that influence life quality. Natural light plays an important role in providing visual comfort during work. In the same way, privileging a place that respects the intimacy of the collaborators by allowing them to isolate themselves is essential. The furniture will help create a more aesthetic setting. Indeed, these places reflect a strong trend: the French are more and more demanding, more and more passionate about decoration, design, and architecture, whether at home or in public places. Finally, health is often taken into account in these spaces: more and more actors propose to vegetate spaces to breathe better, eliminate bacteria naturally, etc...
Beyond its employees, opting for more modern, innovative, and atypical work practices also help attract young talent, who place happiness at work as a top criterion when choosing a job: it comes in second place after the interest of the job's missions. Professional spaces within large companies and start-ups are shaped to make people dream: they become strategic and competitive assets. Thus we see the atypical being exported from meeting rooms and workrooms to transform restrooms, lunchrooms, and other company spaces. At Google, giant mushrooms bloom in the corridors, and swings take place in the dining halls. But it's not always easy for a company to adapt its premises to all these criteria: how far can they respond to employees' need for change? Transforming the space is not enough: it is necessary to know how to renew it, as well as how to stimulate the professionals and renew the creative energy. This is why we see the emergence of "atypical" and evolving workspaces outside the company's walls, such as third places. Once again, at the crossroads between the professional and private spheres, third places normally represent distinct places from the home and the workplace. This is the case of the co-working cafés flourishing all over France: they represent an alternative in full expansion because they allow to change the atmosphere and take distance. Moreover, they are social nests that allow you to fine-tune your network, meet people, and exchange.
In some big cities like Paris, they are a strategic issue. As Charli Chaplin said: "Space is good for the soul: it broadens the horizon, and the spirit is aired." It is no longer a simple workspace but a living space. Thus, start-ups are going further to meet these two challenges of flexibility and happiness at work. They have understood that with dematerialization, the world of work is adopting a liberated style, more flexible, more mobile. This is the case of OfficeRiders: by allowing professionals from all walks of life to go to third places, but also to people's homes, OfficeRiders humanizes the workspace while responding to the need for innovation and novelty. The worker is an inspired nomad! OfficeRiders pushes the boundaries of the unique and unveils an impressive number of "out of the ordinary" places that one would never have imagined working: improbable and "customized" workplaces, rehabilitated industrial or commercial places, transformed into living spaces. These are spaces that allow us to think differently, to propose new activities to stimulate our imagination. A day of coworking in an industrial loft, a product launch on a barge, a brainstorming session in a Haussmannian apartment, or a training session in an art gallery, a boutique hotel, or a concept store? OfficeRiders offers a list of increasingly unique and atypical spaces so that everyone can find their ideal workplace anywhere in France. And when it's not about well-being at work but rather about standing out from the competition, atypical places also become an ideal solution. One might immediately think of events: what could be more original than launching a new furniture collection... Directly in a house? But investing in atypical places and going to people's homes also allows to seduce a B2C target. As an example, the showroom moves away from the traditional concept of simple neutral exhibition space. The big brands create the illusion by making their showrooms look like personally furnished interiors. Customers feel "at home" and more relaxed. On the other hand, photoshoots also occur in more original locations: white backgrounds are no longer the stuff of dreams, and models blend into a more cozy universe.
If the home or third places do not always host adequate equipment, OfficeRiders takes its role seriously to support professionals' needs. A projector, a paperboard, or even the necessity to write: as extras, the platform proposes to rent or buy material to have optimal working conditions. Hosts can also offer to make equipment available: thanks to a chat system, exchanges between hosts and riders are fast and fluid. Thanks to the diversity of the offer, you can find spaces that will adapt to the layout you want: plenary, amphitheater, U-shaped, or with a more informal layout. The space sheets present a certain number of criteria put forward by guests, such as access to wifi, a kitchen, a terrace... Atypical is not synonymous with frivolous: it must rhyme with efficiency. Thanks to locations specifically selected for their professionalism, OfficeRiders offers a quality service. Thanks to the new technology, this offer is easily accessible. Moreover, based on a collaborative model, OfficeRiders offers the most competitive rates on the market. On the one hand, hosts can benefit from an additional income; on the other hand, companies and start-ups can access an advantageous rate. For freelancers and self-employed entrepreneurs, it is also an answer to the worries they may encounter in their daily life: procrastination, loneliness, lack of motivation, or lack of boundaries between home and office. This new trend of investing atypical places for professional uses allows to answer real estate issues: why leave thousands of empty spaces during the day when they could be invested with the ephemeral rental? It is then a question of recycling under-used spaces and reinventing their uses in an ecological and social approach! Because if working from home and in third places is present in big cities (Paris, Lyon, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Nantes, Lille, Marseille, Montpellier), it will also allow injecting dynamism in small towns which often also present their share of atypical places like farms, castles or estates! These are also often places that allow the organization of larger events. Opting for the temporary rental of an atypical and exceptional place for your meetings and other professional events is, therefore, an innovative solution in line with the current objectives of professional structures: the whole OfficeRiders team will be delighted to help you in your search if necessary and to concoct a selection that meets your criteria!