How to Convince Your Boss to Pay for Your Coworking Membership
During Covid-19 while many business’ physical locations remain closed to employees, remote working is now the new norm. While the idea of “working from home” may have started off as a welcome escape from long commutes, pick-ups, drop-offs, and the weekly 9-5 grind, it's become clear over the past few months that actually getting work done while working from home can at times be very challenging. Recent studies show that a majority of now-remote employees are spending more hours working from home than when they were going into the office to work.
Ability to have in-person meetings in a professional environment
Even in this new virtual environment, in-person meetings are sometimes necessary to get the job done and can be key to close a deal. If you need to meet with team members or clients face-to-face, coworking spaces like Workspace Collective provide the professional meeting environment that simply does not exist at home. We follow all CDC guidelines in both our coworking spaces, our meeting and conference room and podcast room so you can safely conduct in-person meetings.
Potential cost savings
A coworking membership can actually be a cost savings for your employer. Not only can a shared office space increase your productivity, but it also negates the need for additional employer-covered costs associated with working from home. Some examples include high-speed internet, desks, monitors, and other office furniture. Moreover, if your company is transitioning out of a physical office space to an all-remote setup, the savings in investing in employee coworking plans versus a commercial real estate lease and associated costs is monumental.
No distractions means you get more done in less time
Working out of a coworking space is more than just shared office space; it provides a break from your daily routine and an opportunity to work out of the house, both of which can be key to maintaining your sanity and increasing your productivity. Coworking spaces like Workspace Collective also provide an invaluable diversity of experiences and perspectives from other members. Coffee bar conversations that are now nonexistent when we work from home can once again occur (socially distanced, of course), thereby promoting your innovation and creativity. We also offer extensive virtual events and programming for businesses in such areas as marketing, finances, human resources, and expansion – all of which are included in your membership.
If you are interested in having your employer pay for your coworking membership and need additional resources, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.