How to Thrive and Survive in a Coworking Office Space

The notion of work has changed over the past year or so and for many businesses work will never look the same again.  If you are not already coworking chances are you may be, in the near future, as individuals branch out into sole entrepreneurships and new enterprises.   The growth rate for coworking and shared space is growing and expanding.  If you are apprehensive about this new work reality here are some things you can do to make your experience the best.  Look at our tips that show how to thrive and survive in a coworking office.

Be Friendly

Working in a shared coworking space will be pleasant if you are the kind of person who can get along with others.  This doesn’t mean you are in party mode every day, but it does mean  being pleasant and considerate of others is a must.  The easiest and most important thing you can do is smile.  Be a friendly and positive person and you will see that life will be easier for you in a shared office space.  Remember that there are others working in the space too and they don’t need or want to let your “Friday Blues” dampen their creativity and productivity.  A positive attitude and outlook is a great way to experience your work life.

Be Prompt with Your Payments

Paying your rent at a Coworking office is much like paying the rent at your apartment.  You must be on time.  There are so many different coworking offices with a variety of plans and fees that you should be able to find one that works for you at a price that fits your budget.  You will be saving when you take advantage of the free wi-fi and free coffee that is offered in most coworking office spaces.  The fact that many also offer month to month leases is a plus for helping you budget. 

Clean Up After Yourself

Coworking and shared spaces include basic housekeeping and cleaning.  This means that surfaces will be cleaned and sanitized on a regular basis and waste paper baskets will be emptied.  Kitchen and bathroom spaces will be maintained and cleaned but please do your part by keeping clutter to a minimum and by keeping the fridge cleaned out and your work space clutter free.  Don’t leave food wastes in the waste paper barrel at your work station and be careful not to eat foods that have a very strong and pungent odor. 

Respect that others are Working

A coworking office is meant to be a place to be productive.  Yes, it is a collaborative environment, but that does not mean that rowdy activity and extremely loud music and talk should be going on. Use the kitchen area or go outside to have loud conversations.  Book time in a conference room for larger meetings and brainstorming activities.  Be considerate of the others in your space.  Don’t put your feet up on the desk, take a nap in the lounge area or use the coworking space to display inappropriate pictures or messages.  Be a courteous professional and your coworkers will follow suit.

Speak Up When you Have Pertinent Feedback

Communicating with the management of your coworking space is important.  Think about it as a review of the space.  If you let them know about a heater not working or a broken coffee machine then everyone will benefit.  Do you need a service or space in the coworking office for a specific task?  Let the manager know and they may be able to accommodate your request.  At the end of the day it’s to everyone’s benefit if the space is well managed and comfortable.

Red Oak Coworking Offices in Downtown Manchester NH

Red Oak Coworking Offices at 66 Hanover Street in Manchester NH is just the place where you can be successful and your employees will feel supported and productive.  Located in the heart of New Hampshire’s largest city this coworking environment offers a variety of work spaces that range from private or shared offices to open space coworking desks.  All are rented without long term leases, have parking nearby and have all the underlying infrastructure to support the technologies that will drive your business.  Workers love the kitchen space, free coffee, tea and filtered water and free wi-fi.  Lounge areas, a library table, two conference rooms and a soundproof phone booth are great amenities.  You never have to worry about maintenance, cleaning services or utility bills in this space.  The problem of choosing a private office or a coworking office is easy to overcome here.  You can choose just what you need.   Contact Red Oak Coworking for more information and to get your business running smoothly and in a manner that is ready for the future.