Issues with traditional office buildings

  • Limiting communication between employees:

Each employee is working in their private space and only communicates with each other when asked. This creates a gap between employees and reduces interaction.

  • Limiting team activities

Group activities need a large space for many employees to gather. 

  • Time-consuming meetings: 

Have you ever had to move between multiple floors, via lifts and then wait for everyone again in the meeting room because of the differences in times for attendees to arrive?

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Flexible work environment

Benefits of a flex space

Full amenities and facilities

Staff have access to modern amenities and nearby facilities such as gyms, cafes and a lounge area. Air conditioners, printers and reception desk make preparing for meetings easier and seamless for guests to arrive and meet you at the right location. Tables and chairs are all reconfigurable. Various types of tables and chairs are available, multi-coloured, versatile, flexible, convenient and aesthetic, simple design.

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Flexible work amenities

Easy interaction and communication

Open workspaces focus on the interaction between the members. This encourages communication and increases workplace collaboration.

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Interactions with members

Use of Natural Environment

  • Lots of natural plants, trees and greenery and fresh air. 
  • Natural lighting throughout via large windows and sunlight filling communal areas of the office.
  • Open environment: Employees feel more comfortable and free.
  • Additional spaces to help employees relax and exercise.
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Taking full advantage of natural sunlight

Be more creative

Past international studies have shown that 90% of the respondents said they were more confident in working with others in a coworking environment. According to a  Deskmag’s survey, 71% of survey participants said that their creativity increased when working at coworking spaces. 

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Allow creativity to flow

Work-life balance

Gym, showers, pools, child care facilities, cafes and relaxation facilities. Employees can relax in an entertainment space or chat with their friend in the cafeteria.

The ability for formalities and mixed space use

Office Space Comparison – Should you choose a Traditional Office Space or a Flexible Office?

 
Criteria Traditional space Coworking space
Working environment Fixed, separate, independent.  

Flexible, spacious.

Natural light, green environment.

Cost

High costs for building and furnishing.

Long – term space lease.

Internal procurement

Flexible costs

Various payment packages depending on your affordability.

Other services are included.

Communication Limited network, almost only communicating with colleagues nearby.

Opening network.

Meeting and cooperating with many partner companies.

Attending the event.

Productivity

Often feel tired, stuffy.

Productivity is not high.

Relaxing spaces such as the cafeteria, the gym… help work-life balance, relieve stress, and increase productivity.

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About Author

Chief Executive Officer, OSDORO
Bachelor of Applied Finance and Bachelor of Laws, Sydney, Australia
David has been in commercial and residential real estate since 2002 and has a passion for South East Asian Business, global relations and cross border innovation.

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