After the pandemic, a lot of development is taking place throughout different industries. And one of them is shared office spaces. Apart from bearing key points while choosing an office space, there are certain etiquettes in a coworking space.
Of course, shared office spaces have their own perks, friendliness, work flexibility, sustainable, and so on however, there are certain checklists you need to follow before jumping the gun!
Think of the whole experience as if you are shifting to a new apartment with roommates. There are certain aspects of food choices, bathroom schedule, music, laundry, etc that you need to keep in mind to make a smooth transition.
To make things easier for you, here are some of the aspects to keep in mind while working in a shared office space.
Bring your OWN headphones, chargers & other personal items
This is very very crucial.
Understand that you are sharing the space with others, so bring your own charger, laptop, pen, and headphones. There can be times when you would need absolute silence and noise-canceling headphones are a must. Also, if you intend to listen to music, make sure no one else can hear you.
It is always better to keep a back-up chord in your bag. Some people often bring their own coffee mug to avoid any disturbances.
We agree that many coworking spaces provide amenities for clean-ups, like Rainmakers. But when you are working in a shared office, many people around you might get the wrong impression.
Keep your desk clean and tidy for a good social impression among your clients and coworkers.
Treat common spaces well
Shared office spaces have kitchens, lobby, bathrooms or you may even get outdoor spaces. However, remember they are for everybody.
Never leave without doing a basic cleaning after yourself. Flush properly, wash the sink if there are any leftovers, don’t leave teacups or food on the table.
Respect each other’s privacy
This one is both for you & your co-workers.
Everybody has its boundaries. For instance, don’t take your personal calls on a desk, as even you would want your co-workers to do the same.
Don’t play music loudly. A person beside you may have deadlines and you don’t want to hamper that do you?
Book meeting rooms for conferences, meetings, or presentations
When having a big meeting with clients or a presentation, it is always better to use a meeting room instead of having it on your allotted space.
This will give you the privacy and freedom to discuss everything in detail. Some people often take meetings early in the day or late at night, but that could be an inconvenience.
At Rainmakers, we have separate meeting rooms with all the necessary amenities for complete privacy.
While working in a shared office unit, you are bound to come across different types of personas. You may not like all of them, however, ‘a smile goes a long way’ right?
No matter how much work pressure you have, it doesn’t mean you won’t have the time to say hello to your co-workers, even your competitors.
Understand that you are in a social space, so maintaining a cordial relationship will make you feel like a part of the community!
The whole scenario can be pretty new if you are working for the first time in a shared office space, but, trust us with a little patience and an open mind you can find yourself a bunch like minded people around you.
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