Traditional Office in 2022: Still Relevant?
It’s the 18th century and you’re looking at the first “modern” office building. As you walk through the multi-functional layout of the gigantic workspace, you realize that there’s nowhere else you’d rather work.
Sooner than expected, the new “modern” is the action office. You’ve moved on now, working in your dedicated workstation with less interaction and more concentration. While you were getting used to the trend, office spaces transformed into an open concept with endless rows of desks for workers and surrounding offices for managers.
Over the years, the office concepts have constantly adapted to our upgraded lifestyles and changed priorities. With all that technology has to offer, working doesn’t tie us down to our cubicle desks anymore. After the time we’ve spent working remotely during the pandemic, there has been a shift in what attracts us to our workspace. The luxury of flexible hours, the accessibility of more than just a desk and a chair, and the warmth and comfort of home have made us question the balance that our office spaces provide us.
Evidently, we like to switch to the most modern and relevant form of workspace available. So why would you choose to read this from your traditional office space and not the lounge area of your new ‘modern’ office?
The Flex In Flexible Coworking Spaces
If we were to describe 2022 in a word, it would be ‘Flexible’. With the work week getting shorter, working hours getting variable, and work life balance becoming a top priority, flexibility is the most sought after condition that every employee looks for before signing the contract.
Freelancing is gaining popularity and startups are on a rise. More and more people are wellness-focused post COVID and that’s what they are looking for in their office spaces. While people are used to their comfortable work from home, social purpose is what’s driving them back to the office. Companies are adapting the hybrid work culture to strike the right balance between the two working conditions.
Gen Z is ready to enter the workforce and from what we know, they approach their careers quite differently. Rather than sticking to the fixed pattern of doing things, the modern workforce is focused on finding new ways to run the business. Sitting in a traditional office that isn’t accessible after working hours is not their cup of tea. Since this method of working is not very rigid and leaves room for creativity, other age groups in the workforce are actively adapting to this too.
Coworking spaces are adapting to this shift and providing a mix of private desks, rooms, hot desks, and open areas that create the right atmosphere for people to work in. 2022 is about connecting, collaborating, recharging and concentrating all in one office space. Workers now look for lounge-style spaces with various amenities, rooms for privacy, and access to a community all under one roof.
According to Global Coworking Growth Study 2020, coworking is picking up steam and its footprint is expected to more than double by 2024. This is the right time to move out of the 4 walls of your traditional office into a community space where you would enjoy working. The question that now arises is whether or not to take a private office in the coworking space. Some might think, if it’s about networking in a wellness-oriented shared space, why bother taking a private room?
Is Privacy The Key?
We are sure you have had those days when you kept procrastinating till you decided to sit in isolation and complete the task at hand. We can also bet on the fact that you have surely experienced what ‘running out of social battery’ feels like at least once.
People enjoy different working conditions. It’s interesting to see that some like an environment that is quiet, private and non-distracting while others like to work with their headphones on in a comparatively busier surrounding. Both come with their pros and cons, and as you read ahead we’ll mention some benefits of the former type of working environment for you.
While there’s growth in connecting and collaborating, it comes with distractions and interruptions in your flow of work. Some things require extra concentration, right? Hot desks or open spaces are great for cutting down on costs and meeting new people, but private rooms provide the necessary space to take meetings, close deals, or simply brainstorm.
You have more control in the way you keep your private room. From the décor to the atmosphere, everything is as per your liking. The storage of important paperwork, the personalization of your desk or your favorite car sticker on your wall, with private rooms you get the desired degree of autonomy. The same cannot be said when you keep shifting desks in open spaces.
You might even have access to sensitive information, non-disclosure agreements, and other confidential data that you want to keep safe and away from people’s reach. So from where we see, privacy might actually be the key for many.
Startuptive – The 2022 Guide To Your Office
Now that we have established the relevance of coworking in 2022 and the importance of having a private office, it’s time we give you the perfect guide to your office.
Imagine entering a large lounge-style area with open space to work, relax or network as you like. Around you is a community of talented, hardworking and growth oriented people who are willing to support you. You have a private office where you can enjoy the perfect downtown view while working. You can use the meeting rooms, conference rooms, phone booths, lounge area and even the kitchen area without having to pay any additional charges.
Startuptive provides the modern day work environment with a list of amenities including 24/7 access and the necessary flexibility, all at affordable prices. If you’re looking for a private office space near downtown Toronto, get in touch with us now and make us a part of your growth story, while we make you a part of ours.