A Collaborative Approach

The emergence of a sharing community can already be seen with enterprises such as Airbnb and Uber which have generated great success. It is likely that this will extend further in coming years to change how we live and work together.

Looking at shared working space research indicates that transforming workplace environments enhances collaboration and drives productivity. When well designed there are massive opportunities to work together and the sharing of space creates cost savings and flexibility with an ever increasing flexible work force.

Traditional working spaces will not fit going forwards and there is already a move towards more innovative and shared work environments.  

Work hubs are being created and the development of the old Network Rail Offices in Leeds is a good example of this outside of London. The development incorporates a three floor tech hub providing co-working space, two floors of 2-20 person studios, small suites and formal meeting spaces, a wing of larger workspaces, a lounge/social spaces and programmed events and activities. The development has an on-site community engagement manager to gain input from occupiers and guests to create engagement and business opportunities and advertises itself as more than just a building and as ‘a springboard for success’. 

It is clear that collaboration is capable of promoting business and generating growth and that it is likely to become more common place.  Embracing the concept could result in exciting times ahead!

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