When you think about shared workspaces, the first thing that will come into mind is likely cheaper rent. However, this is not all that you can benefit from having a shared workspace, especially for non-profits. Several other advantages come with such a setting, and a few are listed below.
Many non-profits begin by having one vision in mind and maybe several projects around this vision. However, the more they interact with other like-minded organisations, the more they get new ideas of how they could carry out the same concept or even diversify their purposes. Having many non-profits under one roof has made collaborations even easier. While before one could have to go for several networking dinners to at least get one useful contact, now the link to your next open door might be seated two desks from you.
Several shared working spaces offer their members structured programming opportunities. You will find this trend more so in places where the spaces focus on specific types of non-profits. The programming advantage gives your team real and tactful experiences as they give room for further interactions. Sometimes, a third party might offer to sponsor the entire programming project, or you might be required to pay a subsidised fee.
Most shared workspaces do not have the same traditional working settings. Employees are allowed to mingle, take adequate breaks, brainstorm and generally work in groups. This environment is more flexible, allowing people to be themselves and enjoy being at work. A flexible working setting does a lot of benefits, not only to the brain but also to the body’s all-round health. People look out for each other and help one other in other matters aside from work-related issues. In the end, one’s social life and health are also taken care of.