The COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped the American workforce.
Employers and their teams are rethinking how they work, often deciding that a work-from-home or hybrid work model suits them better than the traditional way of doing things.
Unfortunately, many experience lower productivity due to at-home distractions or have difficulty maintaining a good work-life balance.
Thankfully, there’s an easy remedy – investing in a co-working space.
But how can you convince your boss that co-working in a shared office space is something they include in their benefits package?
6 Ways to Convince Your Boss to Add a Co-Working Membership to Their Benefits Package
When an employer looks at what to include in their employee benefits package, they consider two things.
First, whether it will entice the best prospective employees, and second, whether they’ll get a good return on their investment.
With these things in mind, here are some ways you can pitch the idea of adding a shared working space to their benefits package.
1. Increased Productivity
According to polls, nearly 70% of employees say they’re more productive when they work in business offices. While it’s nice to work from home occasionally, it presents challenges and distractions. Having a dedicated working space can help employees focus and accomplish much more.
2. Networking Opportunities
One of the great things about working in a shared office space is that you’re surrounded by other professionals. It’s excellent for networking. You can find collaborative opportunities that you might not have experienced otherwise.
3. Improved Work-Life Balance
Entrepreneurs and employees who use the LifeWorking coworking space have said they now have a better work-life balance. When they enter the office space, all their focus is on work. When they leave the office and go home – all their focus is on home, self-care, and their family.
Purchasing or renting office space is one of the most significant expenses an employer can have besides payroll. Maintenance on the building and the supplies within add to the cost.
While sending all their employees home to work might seem the most cost-effective option, investing in a co-working package might help cut costs while increasing overall productivity.
5. Boost in Creativity
Working with focused, diligent, creative, and like-minded people can boost an employee’s creativity. They attain knowledge from others in the co-working office that can help spark creative solutions to problems or projects.
6. Better Team-Building
A recent poll found that 60% of employees working from home feel less connected to their co-workers than before the pandemic.
Co-working office spaces can help employees feel a sense of camaraderie with their co-workers without their employer having to rent or buy their own office space.
Co-Working Membership Opportunities from LifeWorking
Each business has unique needs, so we don’t offer a one-size-fits-all co-working “solution” for our members.
Instead, we offer multiple membership options, ranging from a single-day pass to 24/7 access. We will work with you (or your employer) to figure out what package works best for your needs.
Contact our team to learn more about these options and how to get a free day pass. We’re happy to answer all your questions (or your employer’s) to ensure you get access to the space you need when you need it.
Is co-working right for you? Contact us to access a free LIfeWorking day-pass and experience the benefits of co-working for yourself!