There is an emerging concept of work and the workplace. Coworking spaces now bring together an extensive network of talent from all sectors and across generations. The cross-generation work style brings new opportunities and opens coworking to more people than ever before, from the business-oriented Millenials to the qualified Generation Y.
So what’s this growing new coworking space?
Over the last few years, the office concept has evolved into the coworking model that creates a new interdisciplinary space. Unlike the traditional office, coworking spaces provide mobile and multi-locational flexibility, especially for the diverse groups of startups, freelancers, remote workers, digital nomads, and other independent professionals. Even traditional corporate companies utilize coworking offices for their workforce.
Just like with any other work-in-progress trend, the future of work doesn’t come without its challenges alongside all the good stuff.
Challenges in a 24/7 Dynamic Workplace
Occupancy: In many ways, similar to a gym, not everyone with a membership will be there at the same time every day. As a result, both business models rely on selling more memberships than the total capacity. To mitigate overcrowding and friction, space managers should monitor check-in and volume trends to increase space utilization.
Uniqueness: People look for more than a flexible workplace. Inspiring people to show up at work the next day is a challenge. Inspirational interior architecture with, for example, cubic walls, an art deco, a welcoming lobby, green office plants, and luxuriant furniture are all the trademarks of creating a unique atmosphere in the workspace that provides users with a fulfilling experience.
Thermal Comfort: In a dynamic environment, thermostat management is a challenge for tenants and managers working hard to keep the indoor climate and temperature at a comfortable level. Thermal comfort is an output of certain environmental factors such as air temperature, humidity, light level, and personal factors such as metabolic rate and clothing. With existing IoT smart climate management systems and sensors, temperature, light, and carbon dioxide levels can be controlled to precise and efficient levels. For example, managers are increasingly using data collected from workplace sensors in smart climate management systems to determine whether to reconfigure spaces or indoor climate.
Enhance Workplace Experience with New Technologies
Sensgreen helps workspace management teams overcome the above challenges in the workplace with its intelligent Internet of Things (IoT) platform and sensors. Sensgreen offers a growing network of connected devices, enabling unique facility management applications for integrated data collection, analysis, and action with data-driven insights.
Sensgreen offers better management of workspaces, analyzing Temperature, Humidity, Air Quality, Pressure, Particulate Matter(1-10) and, CO2 data constantly to improve the overall workspace experience. This plug-and-play approach is flexible and capable of enhancing workspace operations in hours.