Coworking has Never Been so Sweet
You’re sitting in first class on a 5-star airline and the bar cart rolls around. You have two options: take advantage of the unlimited adult beverages or get your boring coffee. Which do you choose? Of course you choose the adult beverage (unless you’re underage, in which case, don’t drink, and stay in school) and you arrive happy at your final destination.
We all know the most important part of, well, anything, is the perks. The extra 42 square inches in the upgraded hotel room, the mid-size upgrade on a car rental, or [insert perk/upgrade here]: they all add up to enhance your total experience. Coworking in New York City should be the same.
It’s All About the Amenities, Baby!
The all-inclusive packaging model is sweeping the coworking and shared workspace industry with a particular focus on member comfort. More and more companies are investing in member perks. Here’s a look at some of the most popular amenities (with a special shout out to our very own Work Better partners):
- Coffee, Coffee, Coffee (and more coffee!)
Not a morning goes by that I don’t mutter those three words, usually right after waking up. The sweet nectar of the coffee bean is essential to my survival, and working in a coworking space means that I have a reliable source to get my fix throughout the entire day. It’s not just a morning thing in this industry.
I have to give a special shout-out here to Counter Culture Gourmet Coffee. Their coffee is truly top-notch and gives me that little perk up I need to keep going.
- Tea for You, Tea for Me, It’s Tea for Two (or three, or four, or all)
While I’m admittedly more of a coffee drinker (see rather enthusiastic coffee paragraph above), I do enjoy a nice spot of tea in the afternoon. Again, another shout out, this time to SerendipiTea, for their delicious gourmet teas. My favorite flavors include Peppermint and Passion Fruit Green Tea. It’s especially nice if you’re entertaining the Queen at your shared workspace. You know, like ya do.
- Sit Back, Have A Snack, It’s A Good Life, Brother Jack!
It’s proven (by my tummy) that frequent snack breaks are essential to productivity throughout the day. Whether it’s trail mix or a handful of chocolate candies, you can’t work when you’re hungry. Stopping by the kitchen to grab a snack promotes good work habits. At least that’s what I tell myself 2-3 times a day.
- Tech Yeah, We Love High-Speed Wifi
It’s hard to stream Pandora and download files from Dropbox if you don’t have a high-speed internet connection. When you’re looking for your shared workspace solution, make sure they know what the tech they’re talking about, because there’s nothing worse than the soundtrack to Annie! skipping when you’re trying to download the Adobe Creative Suite. Just me? Okay.
- Do You Even Meet, Bro?
Bro. Seriously. Do you even have meetings? A high-quality meeting room with a Polycom set-up and full video conferencing technology is essential. Not only that, but your meeting room should have some built in amenities for your guests. For example, quality waters and access to coffee, tea, and snacks (without you being nickel and dimed for their usage).
Ready to take advantage of some high-quality perks and amenities? Work Better is your solution. We’ve got all of the above, plus some. Don’t believe us? Give us a try. Schedule a tour, and be sure to download our 2017 Shared Workspace Trends Report HERE for more information on where the industry is headed.