It’s very tempting to sit in the corner of the office or your cubicle and then, voila, to come up with perfect business ideas or solutions. It never works that way.
Work involves people and team. Interacting and thinking out loud. Testing and failing on the way to succeed or build something beautiful together.
“You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Are the things around you helping you toward success — or are they holding you back?” – W. Clement Stone.
There is something changing in the way we work. We have been in the industrial era system of large organisation structuring people and teams in cubicles which sometimes paralyzed decision making and creativity. No offence against the big organisations and bureaucracy.
Now in many work places, leaders are starting to realize the importance of open and collaborative work culture for increased productivity and ideation. It’s starting to look more like play — not just for money but working towards a common goal and aspirations. This kind of environment can be seen in global firms like Google, Samsung and new forms of work lifestyle in co-working spaces around the world. What makes work and its environment can be of many factors. Let’s have a look at some points on what we are doing at Innov8 co-working to make work sexy again.
To get the environment and bring out the energy, we have to start with the office/ the space/ the playground.
In order to create the future of work, the design element of the place you work has to be on point. In Innov8, every piece of furniture and walls are designed ergonomically to increase productivity.
We strongly implement the term “Zonal overlap” where specific places in the office can be planned to increase opportunities for unplanned interactions and collaboration among the colleagues or co-workers which is scientifically proven to improve performance. Our lounge area, coffee area, lunch rooms and cafeteria are specifically designed to increase collaborations.
The space includes a start-up library, start-up cafeteria, indoor amphi-theatre, meeting rooms, common areas, lunch room, nap room and terrace etc.
- Motivational ambience
Innov8 knows the importance of motivation and inspiration for its co-workers. For any co-working space motivation falls to be the top most priority to be taken care of. Enlisted with so many motivational thoughts and messages on each wall in your vision, it creates an impulsive ambience for its co-workers.
In traditional work environment, you have to work with the same set of people every day but in new collaborative ecosystem like co-working, the kind of atmosphere is so rich and varied with so many people from different backgrounds. The place becomes an aggregator of almost all possible talents like freelancers, web developers, photographer, programmer, marketing advisor, financial advisor etc. where you get to interact and network.
This relationship building gets nurtured for the future endeavours as well. So with different companies working together with different talents, the chance of collaboration is limitless.
Learning is one of the important plus point in working in a collaborative space like Innov8. It can happen from your team or people outside your team which are specialised in such areas.
Ask for help: When you are co-working, you need not to go anywhere to solve your problems. All solutions are under one roof. You get an opportunity to interact with people with so many talents on different domains. They not only provide solution to our problems but, also expand our networking channel.
Learn from the ecosystem: In co-working environment, we get to feel the pulse of the ecosystem- be it tech, marketing, finance. Many co-workers learn what are the best practices and tools used for achieving something in a specific field
Activities and Events
Events and meet-ups is something which is especially known for its networking and interactive sessions. Many co-working spaces facilitate event spaces as well where people share the agenda and meet to interact and create lifetime networks. Events and community building are the integral part of any co-working centre.
Fun at work
One way to boost employee productivity is to foster a positive company culture. Here at Innov8, if you need to unwind you can go around with some exciting indoor games like foosball, PlayStation, mini golf and terrace area with the best view of the city.
For the musically inclined, we have specific common areas in our campus where we play uplifting house music and EDM.
Laughter is highly co-related with performance so we make sure classic cartoon like Tom and Jerry is played in the lounge area. There is no obligation to work at any particular place, you are free to move and sit anywhere you wish to.