The Benefits of Socialising in A Coworking Space
Socialising with people you work with is a genuinely good idea. By having the occasional outside of work event, the connection between co-workers strengthens the business workforce as they build stronger relationships. The same can be said for coworking spaces, where people from all walks of life and a variety of industries all come together in one shared workspace. Some of the key benefits of socialising in your workspace are:
1. Inspiring collaboration
Part of building strong connections is getting to know each other on a deeper level. Without spending time together outside of work, it can take significantly longer for co-workers to become comfortable with each other in a way that allows them to freely collaborate. Socialising allows individuals to become more comfortable with each other earlier on which enables collaboration to happen more naturally. In our Areaworks coworking spaces, we host a variety of different social events for our members so that they can get to know their co-workers more. From this, we have seen new relationships form and collaboration skyrocket!
2. A happier workplace
Research studies have proven that socialising with your co-workers leads to better morality within the workplace. Building relationships, as well as friendships, at work forms a happier and a more enjoyable work environment without the need to sacrifice productivity. It’s a win-win for everyone!
3. Increased productivity
One of the most important aspects of productivity is the connection between co-workers. By having the occasional post-work hang-out, spending lunchtime together or even team building events, co-workers start fostering stronger relationships. Employees with positive work relationships become more motivated and dedicated to performing their best. Social connections provide a sense of cohesion in the office, which is vital for cultivating creativity, collaboration and teamwork.
Fostering social connections is an important part of cultivating a culture of wellness at work – something we focus hugely on in our Areaworks spaces. This doesn’t mean that everyone needs to be the best of friends but it’s more about creating a work environment that supports mutual respect, trust and a sense of belonging.
If you want to find a workspace that helps you form relationships, increases your creativity and cultivates collaboration then why not book a tour of one of our spaces. We’d love to show you around and share a cuppa!