Introversion, Collaboration and Coworking

Introversion, Collaboration and Coworking

In a common workplace setting, there is a prevalent mixture of personality types among its members. Some employees are Introverts, some are Extroverts – and somewhere in the middle, exists Ambiverts. Distinct differences have been set among the mentioned personality types – Introverts love spending their time by themselves, Extroverts thrive in meeting new people and Ambiverts prefer to have a separate time for social interaction and “Me” time.  And over time, negative stereotypes started to create a gap between the two main personalities, growing bigger and bigger over the years. This huge existing gap between Introverts and Extroverts have led people to believe that working together or collaboration will not be easy. But is it really that hard?

Recent studies have said that for collaboration – the kind that gives birth to fresh creative ideas – to spring, there is a need for a balanced group and individual work. That despite of random introversion and the tendency of conflicts to arise, embracing how opposite they are from one another is a healthy way for them to collaborate brilliantly.

Another helping tool for introverts and extroverts to work well together is an office space, the kind that allows room not only for group work but the kind that can give its members alone time to refresh themselves. And with the increasing demand of having an innovative workplace in the Philippines, “Coworking Spaces” became the latest trend in the business industry.

Coworking spaces are the newest kind of workplaces that allow freelancers and young professionals from different industries to work on their individual projects alongside one another. Moreover, individuals can choose the work environment they think would be best for them. They have more freedom to work in a quiet space to focus or in a shared space to allow collaboration and interaction.

Both personality types – despite of how diverse they are from each other – remain to be valuable to a team. Introversion and extroversion can definitely coexist and further develop a symbiotic relationship. And with the right coworking spaces, creativity will flow. Contact us today and allow brilliant collaborations to be created.

Coworking: The Most Prominent Type of Flexible Workspaces

Coworking: The most prominent type of Flexible Workspaces

The recent rise of the trend remote working or flexible working, doors have opened for a brand new kind of workspace – the one tailored to meet the specific needs of the current labor force.

Flexible Workspaces

Flexible Workspace is the kind of office space, either private, shared or a combination of both, that offers short-term leases with a minimum size of fully furnished and ready-to-use seats. These offices may include other services like telephone lines, fast internet, meeting rooms and a reception are among others.

Where It All Started

The strong shift towards flexible workspace was first observed in the UK market during the year 2015 to 2016. As of writing, its rise continued to spread in many of the world’s top markets.

In the US and UK market, a double-digit growth for the usual size requirements was seen – highlighting the increasing take up of flexible space by corporates. Lead cities in Asia also reported similar results while Australia seemed to have had a particularly strong year as well.

The current global flexible office market totals around $21 billion – showcasing compound growth of around 21% over the past years. UK and the United States are still the largest markets but Asia-Pacific show strong signs of growth despite contributing a small part of the total.

Different Flavors

In most markets globally, there are only two major classifications of flexible workspaces – serviced offices and coworking spaces but in the current Philippine market there are 3 types: service offices, hosted service firms and coworking spaces.

Serviced Offices

Providing the most fundamental services, they are the pioneers of flexible workspace. Major players have multiple sites in cities and even countries, being the first one to enter the market. In addition, they are most likely to be located in prime locations within the central business districts. Serviced offices for business travelers, expatriates and multinational companies entering the market for the first time.

Hosted Services Firms

Despite of being similar to serviced offices, hosted services was considered as a sub-group in the Philippine market due to the former’s relevance to the strong presence of BPOs in the country.

Hosted Services entered the market next, differentiating itself by featuring back office, non-core services like information technology (IT) services, human resource staffing and even accounting. The aforementioned services help clients focus on their core businesses. Perfect for small business process outsourcers (BPO) and other traditional companies for these firms are relatively agnostic towards prime locations and would rather focus on quality infrastructures at a reasonable price.

Coworking Spaces

Aside from being the newest type of flexible workspace, coworking spaces also happen to be the fastest growing trend among the 3 with an average of 61%.

With a contemporary design made to integrate the comfort of a home, the ambiance of your favorite café and the functionality of your office, Coworking Spaces differentiates itself with the community it creates. Perfect for start-ups and freelancers, the operators encourage their tenants with similar interests to collaborate in a shared working environment. In addition to this, the members of the community can have access to contact details of other members in the community to foster cooperation. Learning sessions are also held, where seasoned industry experts share what they know to equip the members with the skills and tools that might help their respective businesses.

According to reports the forecasts are straight forward, the growth of flexible workspaces will continue to flourish. An estimated 1.2 million people worldwide will have worked in one of the 3 kinds of flexible space by the end of year. With this trend dominating the market, have you considered shifting? Or is it still debatable? Either way, we’d love to hear what you think about this strange yet innovative change in the labor force.

Seat Leasing versus Traditional Rental Office Spaces

Seat Leasing versus Traditional Rental Office Space

From the location, building design, aesthetics and its features, there are numerous crucial aspects in establishing the first ever office of your business. But among them are 3 factors that could make or break the big decision – the company’s long term goals, current situation of the business and the amount of capital. Not only that, the process itself of acquiring the needed papers for your office to be registered takes time and is often a tedious task.

There are several things needed to be considered before choosing the office space that you need. Moreover, it comes with a heavy responsibility – making sure that the choice you are about to make won’t affect your business operations in anyway.

Should you settle for traditional rental office spaces? Or to lease a few seats for a couple of months? Which will be more efficient? To help you decide which one is better, here are a few things that differentiate renting a commercial office space from leasing seats.

Seat Leasing

Seat leasing deals provide organizations the essentials in starting up a business

Seat leasing deals provide organizations the essentials in starting up a business or a new site from seats, workstations, computers, conference rooms, internet connection and IT support. Some may even offer Human Resource Services, Recruitment, and Payroll. The list of beneficial factors that seat leasing offers doesn’t only end there.

For one, it could save you a lot of money. Instead of investing in your own office, you can lease the exact number of seats that you need. Seat leasing in Ortigas, Makati, Mandaluyong or Eastwood City can range from $195 to $225 per month depending on whether it will be shared or not. Moreover, the required occupancy is only a minimum of 6 months.

Another thing to note is that seat leasing saves you the time of going through tons of paperwork and buying the needed furniture. No need for the exhausting tasks of government permits and what not.

Secondly, seat providers give you modern facilities like high end PCs and fast internet. Not only will they save you from investing in furniture and equipment, they will also be saving you from staffing requirements needed – utility staff and the likes.

Lastly, seat leasing companies can be found in the major cities of the Philippines, making it more accessible to your client and employees.


Traditional Rental Office Spaces

Traditional rental office spaces have a long term contract ranging from a minimum of 3 years.

Other else than outright owning an office space entirely, renting your own dedicated commercial office space gives you the freedom to do whatever it is that you want – it gives you complete control over the environment needed for some businesses.

Traditional rental office spaces also have long term contracts ranging from a minimum of 3 years. Though not flexible, it gives business owners the chance to build equity that can be used as collateral for when you decide to expand in the future. Moreover, this kind of office space is practical if you are predicting a steady growth of the company

However, it is important to note that there are separate costs for smaller details that are often disregarded like furniture, facilities and maintenance of your office – this alone can consume time and funding you could’ve spent on important aspects of the business.

Remember that before you make the big decision of choosing a new home for your business, it’s important to check your finances, your scaling and whether this move will open doors containing opportunities for you. Whether you’ve already made up your mind or still debating, we’ll be more than willing to provide you with more information, talk to us now!

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