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Top Tips for Managing a Team in a Coworking Space

By wizu | 23 October 2023

Coworking spaces are quickly becoming a forward-thinking approach to work environments, bringing both new challenges and unique benefits. Effectively managing a team in a coworking setting means dealing with specific obstacles. However, by making the most of the facilities and resources available, you can empower your company to thrive in an environment that encourages innovation and collaboration.

Building a Strong Team Spirit

Creating a great team in a coworking space involves nurturing a strong sense of camaraderie in the shared workspace. It’s crucial to let interpersonal bonds develop naturally, ensuring your team’s success. This includes providing opportunities for employees to connect beyond their workstations. Organising team-building outings is a valuable strategy. Such activities can strengthen the team’s unity, boosting overall productivity. By collaborating to tackle challenges, team members enhance their communication skills and learn effective teamwork. Many team-building exercises also promote creative thinking, which can enhance brainstorming and idea-sharing.

Making the Most of Coworking Space Resources

One of the benefits of team building in a coworking space is the abundance of resources and amenities available to members. Many flexible workspaces offer various breakout areas where members can step away from their desks. These spaces provide an ideal setting for one-on-one discussions with your employees and for catching up on their ongoing tasks.

Community events are another effective way to bring your team together.

These events offer opportunities for networking and interaction with fellow members. At Wizu workspace, we host a variety of member events, including International Women’s Day Panels and Drag Bingo. Our coworking spaces also offer a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages for members to enjoy. Why not organise a weekly get-together for you and your team to relax with a post-work drink?

Personalising Workstations

Ensuring that workstations feel personalised is crucial for making employees feel comfortable and secure in their coworking environment. Encourage employees to add personal touches to their desks, such as photographs and decorations, to infuse their individuality. Plants are an excellent way to liven up the workspace and have been shown to improve employees’ overall well-being. This is a feature we already incorporate into our Wizu coworking spaces, but you can never have too many desk plants!

Allocating Time for Collaboration For companies that embrace flexible working, finding the right time for team meetings can be a challenge. To ensure your team has dedicated time to connect and collaborate, designate specific days each week when all employees are in the office. Take advantage of this opportunity by setting aside a few hours for the team to meet in person and exchange ideas. Wizu coworking spaces offer a variety of discounted meeting rooms for internal members. You can book a meeting room on-site or at another Wizu location for your team to use for presentations or brainstorming sessions.

Managing Disruptions

While fostering collaboration is a priority, it’s equally important to provide each employee with a quiet workspace free from distractions. Encourage employees to use on-site phone booths when taking video calls to minimise disruptions for their colleagues. Recommend that your team in the coworking space deliberately spend time away from their desks, whether in the kitchen or breakout areas, to catch up with colleagues. Maintaining strong relationships among team members is crucial, but it’s also essential for the workspace to support focused work.

Interested in Learning More about Coworking in Leeds? Speak with one of our workspace consultants to explore how an Wizu offices coworking space can benefit your team and business. They will address any inquiries you may have and assist you in finding the ideal solution to meet your needs.

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