A drab cubicle farm has never been a place of inspiration or enthusiastic productivity, and it’s surprising how many companies still set up shop in buildings that feel soulless. However, as the upscale office space rises as a top selling point for recruiting and retaining talented employees, a growing number of companies are moving their attention to the future of work. Coworking environments have come a long way since the “hackerspaces” of the mid-1990s. These days, they are more than just a place to set up a laptop.
Global coworking provider, Mindspace, is opening a new space in Northwest’s One Franklin Square in Washington, D.C. on July 1. Attracting both established startups and successful corporations, the space will provide superior visage and first-rate amenities.
Mindspace’s thoughtfully designed and decorated space overcomes a hurdle facing so many workers, particularly millennials—an uninspired environment that’s outdated and dull, which ultimately affects productivity. Research has found that 16 percent of 18- to 24-year-olds have left a position because of a poorly designed office, and slightly less than half report a limited amount or a total lack of collaboration among staffers, even with an open office plan. Mindspace is different. The majority of the space consists of private offices designed in an impeccable fashion, aimed to be an environment that fosters innovation. Mindspace is upscale in every manner, from the facilities to the technology, attracting both established startups and innovation, R&D, product, and creative teams from global enterprises.
The benefits of membership with Mindspace include a myriad of amenities needed for a successful business environment: 24/7 access to the space, lightening-fast Internet, high-end furnishings and an event space with multimedia access.
In an innovative fashion, Mindspace also offers amenities that aren’t as standard, such as a soda fountain, coffee bar, exclusive networking events, lectures and workshops, a health program and more. This is the Mindspace lifestyle.
And with a global presence, when members travel overseas, there’s the option to work in any other Mindspace location worldwide, without additional costs. From San Francisco to Tel Aviv to London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt and many more, D.C.-based workers can find a space to settle into—and there are many more locations coming soon. There’s a flexibility that standard offices can’t compete with, from the length of the lease to the size of the team. It’s the new way of doing business.
The Companies Within
Start-ups often strive to be the next big corporation, but corporations can also learn from the young, innovative start-up organizations. In a coworking environment such as Mindspace, the two mingle, gleaning inspiration and collaboration from each other’s successes.
With exclusive networking events, happy hours, engaging lectures and workshops, members from all variations of enterprises—big and small, new and established— interact with each other. This launches a fresh flow of ideas that could be the next big innovation for a company within Mindspace’s walls.
Knoll Workspace Research finds that coworking tends to lead to greater professional success. Nearly 90 percent of people surveyed said they have a higher degree of happiness since joining a co-working space, 84 percent said they experience increased engagement and motivation, and 82 percent cited an increase in their business’s network. As the business world becomes increasingly digitized, coworking environments will continue to evolve with the needs of their members. Be on the forefront while making the best decisions for your business by joining D.C.’s newest shared environment, Mindspace, opening July 1st at One Franklin Square. To learn more about membership options, visit the Mindspace website at www.mindspace.me.