Coworking spaces are on the rise especially when it’s challenging the conventional office spaces. These flexible workspaces can be a little intimidating and hard to navigate, but if you take some time to get to know a space, its perks and its community, you’ll definitely ditch your old office and move to your new coworking space. So here are a few tips that can help you maximize your new coworking space:
1. Get to know the center managers
They are your life-savers! They all have the right resources and insights about your coworkers, community events, the neighborhood, and the right networks for your business and career. These people are there to help you in more ways more than one, so don’t be afraid to say hello and ask them to help you out with the whole community!
2. Be open to new connections
Working in a coworking space gives you an immense opportunity to get to know some awesome people, so you better put yourself out there and introduce yourself to your coworkers. The most rewarding aspect of being in a coworking space is the diversity in the workplace. You get to be surrounded by startups, young professionals, etc.; the possibilities for connections are endless. Who knows how these people can help you and your business! If you’re too shy to introduce yourself, the community managers can help you with it.
3. Attend events!
Take advantage of office events like happy hour, game night, special events, etc..! These after-hour events at the office are not just for relaxing, it’s also a great way to network with your “coworkers” in a more laid-back setting. Hanging out with your coworkers in a casual setting is great because you get to interact with them in a more personal way.
4. Get familiar with the space (and the neighborhood)
Before getting lost in the daily grind of work, take some time to familiarize yourself with the space you’re working in. Coworking spaces often come with meeting rooms, serviced offices, event spaces, and many other services and facilities that you can maximize to help you in your business. Familiarize yourself with the neighborhood where your coworking space is located as well! Most coworking spaces are located in bustling business districts, like Makati. Getting yourself well-acquainted to these neighborhoods will certainly be an advantage to you.
5. Make use of the exclusive offers
Being part of a coworking community comes with perks that are most useful for your business. Besides the usual unlimited refreshments, exclusive discounts, fast internet connection and access to other facilities, some coworking spaces have passport access where you can use their facilities and meet your coworkers from other parts of the world.
Coworking spaces cater to every need and every work style, from the quiet solitary type to the more open and collaborative type. Everyone is welcome! Regardless of your work ethic, use these tips to make the most out of the coworking space you’re part of to accelerate your work experience.
If you’re looking for a friendly coworking community to be a part of, Acceler8 is the place for you! Acceler8 has two coworking centers in Makati, one in Finman Center in Salcedo Village and 111 Paseo in Legazpi Village. Both facilities are located near major business and trading centers, perfect to cater to you and your company’s needs. Acceler8 also offers Private Office Suites, Meeting Rooms, and Event Spaces that you and your company can use. For more inquiries, feel free to get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org