With the coworking space craze is in full swing, businesses can find themselves sharing space in any place in London. London’s West End provides businesses office space, community, and the chance to work off of some of the city’s older, more established neighborhoods. The East End also provides businesses with the chance to work in and around the CBD.
These spaces are great communities within the London landscape that require members to do more than pay rent. Whether they build teams or collaborate with other professionals, professionals can maximize the space to create opportunities for building growth. Throughout the day, professionals can be seen engaging, socializing, collaborating, and creating, and it is no wonder they have time to work. However, effective time management can be a part of your workday as a coworking professional.
Keep reading to learn about how you can effectively manage your time in the coworking space.
Scope Out Your Turf
When working in the space, it is easy to get pulled into conversations throughout the day because of the positive energy in the office. However, this positive energy does not have to get in the way of work. One of the ways businesses can avoid being pulled into conversations throughout the day is to seek out quieter places to work.
The coworking space is fluid enough to provide businesses with the chance to work by themselves or work in groups. Take a look at Servcorp Coworking London to get a glimpse of how open space facilitates conversation while also providing space for diligent work by clicking onto the following link http://www.servcorp.co.uk/en/coworking/. As you can see, the coworking plan provides business owners with the flexibility to work in both social and private spaces.
Alternate Your Schedule
If you still have trouble managing your time in the coworking space, consider alternating your schedule to come in off-peak times during the day. Mid-day, when businesses are at the height of their work, the office is abuzz with activity, and this can make it difficult for professionals to concentrate. Before you know it, you get caught up in several conversations, and several hours have slipped by.
At this point, you have two choices. You can remain at work later than the rest of the gang or you can go home. Either choice is going to leave you with a feeling that you have wasted a lot of time. Avoid this altogether by arriving at the space earlier when space is quiet and then leaving during the middle of the office rush. Then, alternatively, going into the office later and then leaving later can also give you some time at the end of the day to work quietly.
Consider Office-Lite Days
As opposed to using the space for work primarily, consider creating a schedule that would allow one or two days for office lite days. During these days, you can schedule administrative tasks that relate to running the business while using some of the time to socially engage (network) with others in the space. Routine work can get boring and a vibrant work environment is rife with opportunities to get off-task and socialize.
Office-lite gives you a chance to refresh and rest. Professionals do not even have to do office lite on the same day of the week, but scheduling a day after submitting a major project will do you good in giving you a refresher. Furthermore, if your schedule is too packed to take a whole day for office-lite, consider an hour or two in the work day to give yourself rest throughout the day.
The coworking space’s greatest attribute is that it is a flexible working space, and when the office is open throughout the day into the evening, businesses gain the advantage of this flexibility. The downside is this flexibility can wreak havoc when space is also a fun place to work. Professionals, however, can guard against wasting time by creating habits that will contribute to effective coworking.