5 Ways to Make Your Coworking Tenants Happy

Posted by Nikki Fotheringham on Aug 7, 2019 12:00:00 PM

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While working remotely is a growing trend, not everyone wants to work from home. Coworking spaces provide all the amenities of an office like board and meeting rooms, printers and presentation equipment, computers and internet services and the ubiquitous coffee station and water cooler.

Coworking is growing at a record rate with a recent survey showing 19,000 coworking spaces serving around 1.7 million workers. With coworking spaces growing in popularity, it is imperative that you develop your space to remain competitive and keep your coworking managers happy. There are a few ways in which you can give your coworking managers the tools they need to succeed in their job. This article discusses five ways to keep coworking managers productive, happy and fulfilled in their daily roles.

 

Provide Security

The first step is to create a safe space for employees and customers to work. An access system that you can control remotely allows you to ensure your premises are safe and your investments are protected. With so many disparate people coming and going, an access control system is a must. Being able to configure it remotely means you can grant or restrict access to anyone no matter where you are in the world.

Your coworking managers won’t have to worry about keys, key cards or fobs, they can simply grant access to new members through an app that they user can access on their smartphones. Plus with Openpath’s touch to unlock technology,  members can conveniently access your coworking spaces hands free without compromising security.

 

Attend To The Basics

Work spaces are changing. Gone are the stuffy corporate offices with cubicles segregating employees at their desks. Instead, a more fluid workspace allows employees to work remotely. Here are some basic “must-have” features:

  • The ideal coworking space is bright and allows natural light in. Research shows that natural light and views of the outdoors are what workers crave most in an office space.

  • Studies show that plants reduce stress and increase productivity by up to 15%. Providing plants will create a happier workplace and improve your indoor air quality.

  • Getting the latest equipment is key. Everything from computers and printers to presentation equipment for the board room should be state-of-the-art.

  • A fast internet connection is one of the most important components that is going to keep your customers and coworking managers happy.

 

Create Social Spaces

Once you have the basics covered, you can focus on those features that will set your coworking space apart. Coworking spaces help employees to network with professionals in a diverse workspace. Providing social spaces where your coworking customers can enjoy a beverage and connect with other professionals away from the work areas will create a healthy, interactive experience for clients and coworking managers alike.

 

Provide Security

The first step is to create a safe space for employees and customers to work. An access system that you can control remotely allows you to ensure your premises are safe and your investments are protected. With so many disparate people coming and going, an access control system is a must. Being able to configure it remotely means you can grant or restrict access to anyone no matter where you are in the world.

Your coworking managers won’t have to worry about keys, key cards or fobs, they can simply grant access to new members through an app that they user can access on their smartphones. Plus with Openpath’s touch to unlock technology,  members can conveniently access your coworking spaces hands free without compromising security.

 

Switch to the Cloud

With cloud-based software, coworking managers can rest assured that software is automatically updated to protect against security threats. Using a cloud-based access control system avoids the costs associated with traditional server-based systems while providing greater security.

Your coworking managers are valuable members of your team. On average, it costs 20 percent of their annual salary to replace employees in midrange positions and up to 213 percent of their annual salary for executive employees. Giving your coworking managers the tools they need to succeed can help to improve your staff retention which will save money in the long run.

 

Go Green

Promoting sustainability in your coworking spaces will help to reduce costs and your carbon footprint. Many employees favor companies that care about the environment. Save money and reduce your carbon footprint by creating recycling stations in your coworking spaces. Use teaspoons and coffee mugs rather than disposable items. Use eco-friendly cleaners to reduce your impact on the environment and improve indoor air quality. Your customers and coworking managers will appreciate your efforts to reduce your carbon footprint.

 

 

Nikki Fotheringham is a journalist and author. She is the editor of Greenmoxie.com and the Trent Hills Tribune and a writer for the Huffington Post.

Topics: Access Control, SmartOffice

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