Co-working has exploded since 2018, and with it, some exciting new trends have popped up to revolutionise the workspace even further! Here are a few things that successful co-working spaces should focus on:
The advancement of technology has outgrown human interferences and hassles, allowing for co-workers to easily access buildings and their workspace through management systems and access cards or fingerprints. Co-working spaces need to integrate smart technology in order to keep up with the demands of the modern working world. An example of this is the WePresent-Software solution that CubeWS has installed in our meeting rooms and boardrooms. It is a wireless presentation system that allows the user to present from any device, to a big screen or projector.
With the rise of business travel, it is important that workspaces offer multiple locations for frequent business travellers to operate from. Co-working spaces need to grow and branch out! At CubeWS, one of the benefits of your membership is that you can work from a hot desk at any one of our six locations. This cuts out the stress of trying to find a workspace when you are travelling between Johannesburg and Cape Town for business! We have also formed an international alliance with eOffice, which allows Cubers to access any of the 200+ workspaces internationally. If you are planning on travelling abroad, let us know and we can discuss what’s on offer.
Design your space
The interior of your co-working space has become increasingly more important. Customers should walk inside for the first time and immediately fall in love with the space! It’s no longer just about having an efficient working space, the space needs to breathe creativity. At CubeWS our unique and trendy interiors make our Cubers inspired and motivated to work every day!
The Green Movement
The move to environmental sustainability has pushed all workspaces to consider their green footprint. Co-working trends have encouraged workspaces to incorporate a ‘green’ look and feel into their interior. CubeWS has embraced this, with plants, flowers and green walls displayed across our various workspaces. Our Bryanston workspace is the most environmentally conscious, with green technology applied through solar panelling, lighting and recycled materials. CubeWS is committed to promoting sustainable workspaces.
Wellness at the workplace
It has been discovered that there is a direct link between the working environment and one’s health. CubeWS is focused on providing our clients with the ideal work-life balance, which is why our slogan is “Where Workstyle meets Lifestyle”. We carry this out by providing our Cubers with healthy meal choices in our canteens, areas around the workspace for Cubers to catch a breath during the work day, and partnerships that offer numerous benefits to them. An example is our partnership with Life Day Spa, which offers Cubers a 20% discount for a luxury experience and a break away from the workspace.
We are proud to say that CubeWS has been ahead of these 2019 trends for co-working spaces. We are constantly looking for new ways to improve the lives of our Cubers, not just inside of the workspace, but in their lives outside of CubeWS too!