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Three Tips for Choosing the Right Coworking Space in Bangkok

Bangkok is a bustling city that never seems to sleep. If you’re like most people, you’re probably looking for ways to be more productive and efficient during your time in the city. Coworking spaces have become increasingly popular in recent years as a way to do just that — leveraging coworking spaces for daily work allows professionals from all industries and backgrounds to come together and share ideas, collaborate on projects, and get work done. But with so many coworking spaces popping up all over Bangkok, it can be tough to pick the right one for you. Here are three important tips on how to choose the right coworking space in Bangkok for your nuanced needs:

1. Consider the Type of Coworking Space You Need

The first thing you should consider is the type of coworking space that best suits your needs. At JustCo Thailand, our coworking spaces in Bangkok provide three different kinds of workstations to choose from: desks, standard offices, and enterprise suites.

The foremost coworking space arrangement comprises of two subsets at JustCo: hot desks and dedicated desks. A hot desk is available on a first-come first-serve basis, and is well suited for those with more flexible working hours and a preference for travelling light without the need for a permanent setup — pop your laptop onto the table and you’re ready to get to work. Hot desking is also an excellent choice for those who appreciate the stimulation that comes with switching desk views ever so often. As for dedicated desks, the arrangement is just as the name implies. You’ll get to reserve your very own desk at your favourite JustCo coworking space in Bangkok, making for the perfect workstation arrangement for those that prefer to work at a fixed location at a more-than-affordable price.

Standard offices, on the other hand, offer greater privacy and flexibility, and room for more than one to work from. They can be set up according to your needs and preferences, and terrifically accommodate small teams looking for a secure space to operate their business or execute a project, while still being privy to the networking benefits and membership perks unique to coworking spaces in Bangkok.

Lastly, enterprise suites at JustCo coworking spaces are simply standard offices with added customisable options to better meet your needs. These customisable options can include anything from your very own private meeting rooms to a holding area, increased storage space and more. In short, enterprise suites are the optimal choice for those who want to rent an entire office space to meet every need they can think of, while still enjoying access to the many business benefits of operating a company from within a coworking space in Bangkok.

2. Choose a Convenient Location that Makes Sense for You

The second thing you want to do when choosing the right coworking space in Bangkok is deciding on a convenient location that makes sense for your work. Things to think about here include whether you prefer to work in the city centre to expand your business network or if you need a coworking space that’s closer to your home for more convenience. Also consider the parking availabilities and food options for your meals — while seemingly inconsequential, they can significantly impact your expenses and everyday work experience in the long run.

At JustCo, we have five different coworking spaces in Bangkok — AIA Sathorn Tower; Amarin Tower; Capital Tower, All Seasons Place; Samyan Mitrtown; and Silom Edge — each strategically situated to offer utmost convenience and productivity.

3. Pick a Coworking Space with the Right Environment and Perks

While it should go without saying, many tend to forget how much difference the right working environment can result in. Be sure to go for a coworking space that bolsters your productivity and allows you to consistently be the efficient worker you need to be.

Does the coworking space you’re looking at have large collaboration spaces for joint projects and team discussions? What about private phone booths for important business calls? Does it also feature quiet nooks for when you need to focus and concentrate? Event spaces and meeting rooms that cater to both physical and virtual meetings? We at JustCo fully recognise the importance of the little things, and each of our coworking spaces in Bangkok have been designed, renovated, and furnished to meet all possible business needs while boosting productivity, creativity and self-discipline. On top of all the aforementioned, some of our coworking spaces even have recreational areas for quick breaks from work to reset your engines, in-house cafés for light snacks and freshly brewed coffee, booth seating that drive engagement and conversation, and so much more. Check out the full list of features of each of our coworking spaces in Bangkok.

And if even that is not enough, we also have regular networking socials and exciting events at our coworking spaces, alongside a curated range of professional services from trusted business partners that can help you grow your business. Our members also receive exclusive deals and discounts from a wide selection of lifestyle brands in Bangkok. There’s no shortage of perks here at JustCo Thailand, so be sure to get in on our special member privileges to enrich both your business and personal life.

Sign Up with JustCo for the Perfect Coworking Space in Bangkok

As Asia Pacific’s leading premium flexible workspace provider, JustCo continually revolutionises how people work, and empowers ever-growing communities with unrivalled flexibility, optimal opportunities and novel experiences. Check out the membership plans available at JustCo, and get in touch with us today to get yourself the perfect coworking space in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Workspace Design Trends in 2023

Workspace Design and Trends in 2023:

3 Office Design Themes To Look Forward To In The Coming Year

As 2022 comes to a close, hybrid work has gone from cautious experiment to a matter of fact. Covid-19 forced flexible work arrangements on almost everyone, and the impact has been deeply and widely felt.

48% of all companies worldwide now have distributed workforces, compared to 30% pre-pandemic, Statista reported. Meanwhile, the Institute of Policy Studies found almost half of all employees want flexible work arrangements to be the new norm in Singapore.

The lifting of Covid-19 restrictions has seen the office re-emerge as the locus of work for many organisations again. However, its role has been permanently disrupted by the pandemic.

In Microsoft’s survey of 31,000 people across 31 countries, over a third (38%) of hybrid employees reported their biggest challenge is not knowing when and why to come into the office.

The brief for business leaders managing a hybrid workforce is, therefore, clear: define the purpose of in-person collaboration, create team agreements on when to come together face-to-face, define hybrid meeting etiquette, and re-think the role of space in supporting the new models of collaboration.

Colourful discussion pods

Colourful discussion pods form a meeting neighbourhood at the JustCo centre at The Centrepoint,

Towards More Human-centric Office Design

Sylvia Bay, JustCo’s Vice President and Senior Director (Design), Workspace, believes that a human-centric design of the office space is critical to drawing people back to the office again.

We’re asking people to come into offices, but why should they if the office doesn’t support how they work and connect? We need workspaces to be flexible enough to cover a range of individual and team modes for every employee.

Be it quiet zones for focused work, collaboration areas that enhance discussion and participation, or a social nexus for building social capital, so much of the work we do at the office today isn’t solo – it requires working with others. As such, we’re designing workspaces that reflect an understanding of how people work today and tomorrow.

Nearby Lumpini Park frames a couple of neighbourhoods for discussions and relaxation at the JustCo centre at Silom Edge

“So much of the work we do at the office today isn’t solo, it requires working with others. We’re designing workspaces that reflect an understanding of how people work today and tomorrow.”

– Sylvia Bay, Vice President and Senior Director (Design) of Workspace, JustCo Global

Office design trends in Singapore, and the world are constantly evolving. Thanks to new aesthetics, ways of working, as well as research,  there is always a fresh take on designs of the commercial workspace. So what are some of the innovations in workspace design that we can look forward to in 2023? 

Here are three office designs we think you should keep a lookout for:

 

The Hotelification of the Work Place

Colleagues enjoying coffee in the office

The JustCo centre at 447 Collins St brings luxurious cafe fittings to its office pantries

As a consequence of pandemic-induced Work From Home, many employees not only developed a taste for working in comfortable and non-sterile environments, they also began to value health and wellbeing over work.

Highly sought-after talent are making deliberate choices to step into the office; therefore their workspace needs to be designed as a destination that conveys  warmth and hospitality.

You can also expect to see an increasing number of companies invest in amenities that create warm, welcoming environments by drawing inspiration from bars, cafes, hotels, homes, and even spas.

Going beyond soothing colour palettes and visual cues, hotelified offices will also incorporate scents and sounds to stimulate a range of moods and feelings across different office settings – from vibrance and upbeat energy in the collaboration spaces, to calm and focus in the quiet zones.

Sleep pods in an office

The JustCo centre at The Centrepoint has a nap room where members can recharge in the middle of long shifts

But workplace designers aren’t simply theming these spaces – it’s  also about animating them. By programming spaces with curated hospitality experiences, companies can take on a more active role in looking after the well-being of both employees and guests.

Imagine this: a meditation suite where clients and employees can go to recharge themselves in between meetings, under expert guided meditation. Or perhaps stepping into a café-styled desk lounge with a barista preparing your aromatic and robust cup of coffee, just the way you like it.

Women chatting in a coworking space In fact, JustCo already offers these elevated experiences for members. The JustCo centre at 15 William Street in Melbourne has a full-fledged café where members can enjoy the sounds and aroma of freshly-roasted beans transforming into their special brew while they enjoy beautiful skyline views across the city and Yarra river.

“Rice Sommelier” Kubota-san lovingly prepares Omusubi rice balls for members at the centre at Shibuya

Meanwhile, the JustCo centres in Tokyo practice JustGohan breakfasts, where a renowned “rice sommelier” serves nutritionally-rich and heartful Omusubi (traditional Japanese rice balls) to busy members who frequently skip meals.  

Biophilic Design

Wooden desk in office

The beautiful grain on the desks at JustCo’s centre at UIC Building offer a lovely natural accent in the office

Interest is also growing in biophilic design to foster physiological, psychological, and cognitive benefits in the office. Psychoanalyst Erich Fromm coined the term “Biophilia” around the idea that humans are genetically coded to thrive in natural settings because they evolved in nature and, therefore, should occupy spaces that have direct and indirect connections to the natural world. For example, it has been widely reported that employees who work in offices with access to natural light sleep an average of 46 minutes longer than those who work without natural lighting. Biophilic strategies have already infused hospitality and home aesthetics, and workplace planners have also begun to incorporate natural light, ventilation, materials, flora, and fauna into office designs. Sylvia points out, “Especially following the pandemic, organisations are bringing nature into their internal spaces, as they recognise this offers opportunities to improve occupants’ health and well-being and provide respite from the density of the urban environment. We turned to biophilic design principles as our centres evolved over time in the past few years. We want to create the most desirable working environments filled with nature-inspired spaces that bring our members into the centre and help them engage with each other and their surroundings.”

Live plants help to build a sense of nature at a productivity pod at the JustCo centre at GranTokyo South Tower

The new JustCo centre at International Plaza is a good example of biophilia in the workplace. Designed as a green oasis within Singapore’s high-dense CBD, live plants flourish all across 50,000 square feet of space, providing a welcome relief to the sterile urban environment outside. Giant Dieffenbachia plants greet members and guests at the reception area, inviting them to step into the lush tropical garden within. Designers even introduced a native green moss Reindeer Moss (Cladonia Rangiferina), into the landscaping to enhance the connection with nature. An upshot of all this greenery is the natural filtration of carbon dioxide for the 180 studios at the centre.  
Check out the biophilic elements at International Plaza! Book A Tour to the centre here

Micro Spaces and Neighbourhoods

Phone booth with discussion areas Another trend set to take over 2023 is the rise of Micro Spaces. Open floor plans have diminished in appeal, especially over the pandemic. In their place, a design consciousness aimed at prioritising individual flexibility and privacy in the workspace has gained ground, fuelled in part by the surge of  the popularity of co-working.. When designing for micro spaces, separate zones for focused work, collaboration and recreation are clearly distinct and with boundaries in place. . The use of hot desks and other flexible furniture is used to help reduce the reliance on fixed workstations, and therefore open up room to organise more areas imaginatively around “neighbourhoods”. These “neighbourhoods” might be set up in a conventional organisation around job roles and departments. In this example, a self-contained Marketing neighbourhood would include a few hot desks surrounding a whiteboard for brainstorming and visualisation. A focus area as well as phone booths would be within easy reach. Since many tech companies are now organised around “tribes” of cross-functional mini-teams, neighbourhoods can help to cluster them together for stronger face-to-face collaboration while maintaining their access to other shared amenities. The chief benefit of micro spaces is the lowering of desk density. As dedicated workstations are removed from the office plan, the “sea of desks” is optically transformed into oases of productivity. Sylvia adds: “Micro spaces and neighbourhoods are seamless working environments that look great on the eye. They promote collaboration among employees while simultaneously accommodating their unique work styles. Not only do they foster productivity, but they also improve the well-being of individuals. A hotelified office with well-planned neighbourhoods is a great advertisement for some of the  brightest talents today.”

Watch These Office Designs Come To Life At JustCo

The office promises to feel more comfortable and natural in the coming year, with planners paying close attention to individual work styles and personal wellbeing. For a glimpse of how these work trends and office designs might transform your workspacebook a tour at your preferred JustCo location in your city today.
A hotelified office with well-planned neighbourhoods is a great advertisement for the best and brightest talent today.” – Sylvia Bay, Vice President and Senior Director (Design) of Workspace, JustCo Global
Book A Tour to any of our centre here

Blogs

Workspace Design Trends in 2023

Workspace Design and Trends in 2023:

3 Office Design Themes To Look Forward To In The Coming Year

As 2022 comes to a close, hybrid work has gone from cautious experiment to a matter of fact. Covid-19 forced flexible work arrangements on almost everyone, and the impact has been deeply and widely felt.

48% of all companies worldwide now have distributed workforces, compared to 30% pre-pandemic, Statista reported. Meanwhile, the Institute of Policy Studies found almost half of all employees want flexible work arrangements to be the new norm in Singapore.

The lifting of Covid-19 restrictions has seen the office re-emerge as the locus of work for many organisations again. However, its role has been permanently disrupted by the pandemic.

In Microsoft’s survey of 31,000 people across 31 countries, over a third (38%) of hybrid employees reported their biggest challenge is not knowing when and why to come into the office.

The brief for business leaders managing a hybrid workforce is, therefore, clear: define the purpose of in-person collaboration, create team agreements on when to come together face-to-face, define hybrid meeting etiquette, and re-think the role of space in supporting the new models of collaboration.

Colourful discussion pods

Colourful discussion pods form a meeting neighbourhood at the JustCo centre at The Centrepoint,

Towards More Human-centric Office Design

Sylvia Bay, JustCo’s Vice President and Senior Director (Design), Workspace, believes that a human-centric design of the office space is critical to drawing people back to the office again.

We’re asking people to come into offices, but why should they if the office doesn’t support how they work and connect? We need workspaces to be flexible enough to cover a range of individual and team modes for every employee.

Be it quiet zones for focused work, collaboration areas that enhance discussion and participation, or a social nexus for building social capital, so much of the work we do at the office today isn’t solo – it requires working with others. As such, we’re designing workspaces that reflect an understanding of how people work today and tomorrow.

Nearby Lumpini Park frames a couple of neighbourhoods for discussions and relaxation at the JustCo centre at Silom Edge

“So much of the work we do at the office today isn’t solo, it requires working with others. We’re designing workspaces that reflect an understanding of how people work today and tomorrow.”

– Sylvia Bay, Vice President and Senior Director (Design) of Workspace, JustCo Global

Office design trends in Singapore, and the world are constantly evolving. Thanks to new aesthetics, ways of working, as well as research,  there is always a fresh take on designs of the commercial workspace. So what are some of the innovations in workspace design that we can look forward to in 2023? 

Here are three office designs we think you should keep a lookout for:

 

The Hotelification of the Work Place

Colleagues enjoying coffee in the office

The JustCo centre at 447 Collins St brings luxurious cafe fittings to its office pantries

As a consequence of pandemic-induced Work From Home, many employees not only developed a taste for working in comfortable and non-sterile environments, they also began to value health and wellbeing over work.

Highly sought-after talent are making deliberate choices to step into the office; therefore their workspace needs to be designed as a destination that conveys  warmth and hospitality.

You can also expect to see an increasing number of companies invest in amenities that create warm, welcoming environments by drawing inspiration from bars, cafes, hotels, homes, and even spas.

Going beyond soothing colour palettes and visual cues, hotelified offices will also incorporate scents and sounds to stimulate a range of moods and feelings across different office settings – from vibrance and upbeat energy in the collaboration spaces, to calm and focus in the quiet zones.

Sleep pods in an office

The JustCo centre at The Centrepoint has a nap room where members can recharge in the middle of long shifts

But workplace designers aren’t simply theming these spaces – it’s  also about animating them. By programming spaces with curated hospitality experiences, companies can take on a more active role in looking after the well-being of both employees and guests.

Imagine this: a meditation suite where clients and employees can go to recharge themselves in between meetings, under expert guided meditation. Or perhaps stepping into a café-styled desk lounge with a barista preparing your aromatic and robust cup of coffee, just the way you like it.

Women chatting in a coworking space In fact, JustCo already offers these elevated experiences for members. The JustCo centre at 15 William Street in Melbourne has a full-fledged café where members can enjoy the sounds and aroma of freshly-roasted beans transforming into their special brew while they enjoy beautiful skyline views across the city and Yarra river.

“Rice Sommelier” Kubota-san lovingly prepares Omusubi rice balls for members at the centre at Shibuya

Meanwhile, the JustCo centres in Tokyo practice JustGohan breakfasts, where a renowned “rice sommelier” serves nutritionally-rich and heartful Omusubi (traditional Japanese rice balls) to busy members who frequently skip meals.  

Biophilic Design

Wooden desk in office

The beautiful grain on the desks at JustCo’s centre at UIC Building offer a lovely natural accent in the office

Interest is also growing in biophilic design to foster physiological, psychological, and cognitive benefits in the office. Psychoanalyst Erich Fromm coined the term “Biophilia” around the idea that humans are genetically coded to thrive in natural settings because they evolved in nature and, therefore, should occupy spaces that have direct and indirect connections to the natural world. For example, it has been widely reported that employees who work in offices with access to natural light sleep an average of 46 minutes longer than those who work without natural lighting. Biophilic strategies have already infused hospitality and home aesthetics, and workplace planners have also begun to incorporate natural light, ventilation, materials, flora, and fauna into office designs. Sylvia points out, “Especially following the pandemic, organisations are bringing nature into their internal spaces, as they recognise this offers opportunities to improve occupants’ health and well-being and provide respite from the density of the urban environment. We turned to biophilic design principles as our centres evolved over time in the past few years. We want to create the most desirable working environments filled with nature-inspired spaces that bring our members into the centre and help them engage with each other and their surroundings.”

Live plants help to build a sense of nature at a productivity pod at the JustCo centre at GranTokyo South Tower

The new JustCo centre at International Plaza is a good example of biophilia in the workplace. Designed as a green oasis within Singapore’s high-dense CBD, live plants flourish all across 50,000 square feet of space, providing a welcome relief to the sterile urban environment outside. Giant Dieffenbachia plants greet members and guests at the reception area, inviting them to step into the lush tropical garden within. Designers even introduced a native green moss Reindeer Moss (Cladonia Rangiferina), into the landscaping to enhance the connection with nature. An upshot of all this greenery is the natural filtration of carbon dioxide for the 180 studios at the centre.  
Check out the biophilic elements at International Plaza! Book A Tour to the centre here

Micro Spaces and Neighbourhoods

Phone booth with discussion areas Another trend set to take over 2023 is the rise of Micro Spaces. Open floor plans have diminished in appeal, especially over the pandemic. In their place, a design consciousness aimed at prioritising individual flexibility and privacy in the workspace has gained ground, fuelled in part by the surge of  the popularity of co-working.. When designing for micro spaces, separate zones for focused work, collaboration and recreation are clearly distinct and with boundaries in place. . The use of hot desks and other flexible furniture is used to help reduce the reliance on fixed workstations, and therefore open up room to organise more areas imaginatively around “neighbourhoods”. These “neighbourhoods” might be set up in a conventional organisation around job roles and departments. In this example, a self-contained Marketing neighbourhood would include a few hot desks surrounding a whiteboard for brainstorming and visualisation. A focus area as well as phone booths would be within easy reach. Since many tech companies are now organised around “tribes” of cross-functional mini-teams, neighbourhoods can help to cluster them together for stronger face-to-face collaboration while maintaining their access to other shared amenities. The chief benefit of micro spaces is the lowering of desk density. As dedicated workstations are removed from the office plan, the “sea of desks” is optically transformed into oases of productivity. Sylvia adds: “Micro spaces and neighbourhoods are seamless working environments that look great on the eye. They promote collaboration among employees while simultaneously accommodating their unique work styles. Not only do they foster productivity, but they also improve the well-being of individuals. A hotelified office with well-planned neighbourhoods is a great advertisement for some of the  brightest talents today.”

Watch These Office Designs Come To Life At JustCo

The office promises to feel more comfortable and natural in the coming year, with planners paying close attention to individual work styles and personal wellbeing. For a glimpse of how these work trends and office designs might transform your workspacebook a tour at your preferred JustCo location in your city today.
A hotelified office with well-planned neighbourhoods is a great advertisement for the best and brightest talent today.” – Sylvia Bay, Vice President and Senior Director (Design) of Workspace, JustCo Global
Book A Tour to any of our centre here

Blogs

Workspace Design Trends in 2023

Workspace Design and Trends in 2023:

3 Office Design Themes To Look Forward To In The Coming Year

As 2022 comes to a close, hybrid work has gone from cautious experiment to a matter of fact. Covid-19 forced flexible work arrangements on almost everyone, and the impact has been deeply and widely felt.

48% of all companies worldwide now have distributed workforces, compared to 30% pre-pandemic, Statista reported. Meanwhile, the Institute of Policy Studies found almost half of all employees want flexible work arrangements to be the new norm in Singapore.

The lifting of Covid-19 restrictions has seen the office re-emerge as the locus of work for many organisations again. However, its role has been permanently disrupted by the pandemic.

In Microsoft’s survey of 31,000 people across 31 countries, over a third (38%) of hybrid employees reported their biggest challenge is not knowing when and why to come into the office.

The brief for business leaders managing a hybrid workforce is, therefore, clear: define the purpose of in-person collaboration, create team agreements on when to come together face-to-face, define hybrid meeting etiquette, and re-think the role of space in supporting the new models of collaboration.

Colourful discussion pods

Colourful discussion pods form a meeting neighbourhood at the JustCo centre at The Centrepoint,

Towards More Human-centric Office Design

Sylvia Bay, JustCo’s Vice President and Senior Director (Design), Workspace, believes that a human-centric design of the office space is critical to drawing people back to the office again.

We’re asking people to come into offices, but why should they if the office doesn’t support how they work and connect? We need workspaces to be flexible enough to cover a range of individual and team modes for every employee.

Be it quiet zones for focused work, collaboration areas that enhance discussion and participation, or a social nexus for building social capital, so much of the work we do at the office today isn’t solo – it requires working with others. As such, we’re designing workspaces that reflect an understanding of how people work today and tomorrow.

Nearby Lumpini Park frames a couple of neighbourhoods for discussions and relaxation at the JustCo centre at Silom Edge

“So much of the work we do at the office today isn’t solo, it requires working with others. We’re designing workspaces that reflect an understanding of how people work today and tomorrow.”

– Sylvia Bay, Vice President and Senior Director (Design) of Workspace, JustCo Global

Office design trends in Singapore, and the world are constantly evolving. Thanks to new aesthetics, ways of working, as well as research,  there is always a fresh take on designs of the commercial workspace. So what are some of the innovations in workspace design that we can look forward to in 2023? 

Here are three office designs we think you should keep a lookout for:

 

The Hotelification of the Work Place

Colleagues enjoying coffee in the office

The JustCo centre at 447 Collins St brings luxurious cafe fittings to its office pantries

As a consequence of pandemic-induced Work From Home, many employees not only developed a taste for working in comfortable and non-sterile environments, they also began to value health and wellbeing over work.

Highly sought-after talent are making deliberate choices to step into the office; therefore their workspace needs to be designed as a destination that conveys  warmth and hospitality.

You can also expect to see an increasing number of companies invest in amenities that create warm, welcoming environments by drawing inspiration from bars, cafes, hotels, homes, and even spas.

Going beyond soothing colour palettes and visual cues, hotelified offices will also incorporate scents and sounds to stimulate a range of moods and feelings across different office settings – from vibrance and upbeat energy in the collaboration spaces, to calm and focus in the quiet zones.

Sleep pods in an office

The JustCo centre at The Centrepoint has a nap room where members can recharge in the middle of long shifts

But workplace designers aren’t simply theming these spaces – it’s  also about animating them. By programming spaces with curated hospitality experiences, companies can take on a more active role in looking after the well-being of both employees and guests.

Imagine this: a meditation suite where clients and employees can go to recharge themselves in between meetings, under expert guided meditation. Or perhaps stepping into a café-styled desk lounge with a barista preparing your aromatic and robust cup of coffee, just the way you like it.

Women chatting in a coworking space In fact, JustCo already offers these elevated experiences for members. The JustCo centre at 15 William Street in Melbourne has a full-fledged café where members can enjoy the sounds and aroma of freshly-roasted beans transforming into their special brew while they enjoy beautiful skyline views across the city and Yarra river.

“Rice Sommelier” Kubota-san lovingly prepares Omusubi rice balls for members at the centre at Shibuya

Meanwhile, the JustCo centres in Tokyo practice JustGohan breakfasts, where a renowned “rice sommelier” serves nutritionally-rich and heartful Omusubi (traditional Japanese rice balls) to busy members who frequently skip meals.  

Biophilic Design

Wooden desk in office

The beautiful grain on the desks at JustCo’s centre at UIC Building offer a lovely natural accent in the office

Interest is also growing in biophilic design to foster physiological, psychological, and cognitive benefits in the office. Psychoanalyst Erich Fromm coined the term “Biophilia” around the idea that humans are genetically coded to thrive in natural settings because they evolved in nature and, therefore, should occupy spaces that have direct and indirect connections to the natural world. For example, it has been widely reported that employees who work in offices with access to natural light sleep an average of 46 minutes longer than those who work without natural lighting. Biophilic strategies have already infused hospitality and home aesthetics, and workplace planners have also begun to incorporate natural light, ventilation, materials, flora, and fauna into office designs. Sylvia points out, “Especially following the pandemic, organisations are bringing nature into their internal spaces, as they recognise this offers opportunities to improve occupants’ health and well-being and provide respite from the density of the urban environment. We turned to biophilic design principles as our centres evolved over time in the past few years. We want to create the most desirable working environments filled with nature-inspired spaces that bring our members into the centre and help them engage with each other and their surroundings.”

Live plants help to build a sense of nature at a productivity pod at the JustCo centre at GranTokyo South Tower

The new JustCo centre at International Plaza is a good example of biophilia in the workplace. Designed as a green oasis within Singapore’s high-dense CBD, live plants flourish all across 50,000 square feet of space, providing a welcome relief to the sterile urban environment outside. Giant Dieffenbachia plants greet members and guests at the reception area, inviting them to step into the lush tropical garden within. Designers even introduced a native green moss Reindeer Moss (Cladonia Rangiferina), into the landscaping to enhance the connection with nature. An upshot of all this greenery is the natural filtration of carbon dioxide for the 180 studios at the centre.  
Check out the biophilic elements at International Plaza! Book A Tour to the centre here

Micro Spaces and Neighbourhoods

Phone booth with discussion areas Another trend set to take over 2023 is the rise of Micro Spaces. Open floor plans have diminished in appeal, especially over the pandemic. In their place, a design consciousness aimed at prioritising individual flexibility and privacy in the workspace has gained ground, fuelled in part by the surge of  the popularity of co-working.. When designing for micro spaces, separate zones for focused work, collaboration and recreation are clearly distinct and with boundaries in place. . The use of hot desks and other flexible furniture is used to help reduce the reliance on fixed workstations, and therefore open up room to organise more areas imaginatively around “neighbourhoods”. These “neighbourhoods” might be set up in a conventional organisation around job roles and departments. In this example, a self-contained Marketing neighbourhood would include a few hot desks surrounding a whiteboard for brainstorming and visualisation. A focus area as well as phone booths would be within easy reach. Since many tech companies are now organised around “tribes” of cross-functional mini-teams, neighbourhoods can help to cluster them together for stronger face-to-face collaboration while maintaining their access to other shared amenities. The chief benefit of micro spaces is the lowering of desk density. As dedicated workstations are removed from the office plan, the “sea of desks” is optically transformed into oases of productivity. Sylvia adds: “Micro spaces and neighbourhoods are seamless working environments that look great on the eye. They promote collaboration among employees while simultaneously accommodating their unique work styles. Not only do they foster productivity, but they also improve the well-being of individuals. A hotelified office with well-planned neighbourhoods is a great advertisement for some of the  brightest talents today.”

Watch These Office Designs Come To Life At JustCo

The office promises to feel more comfortable and natural in the coming year, with planners paying close attention to individual work styles and personal wellbeing. For a glimpse of how these work trends and office designs might transform your workspacebook a tour at your preferred JustCo location in your city today.
A hotelified office with well-planned neighbourhoods is a great advertisement for the best and brightest talent today.” – Sylvia Bay, Vice President and Senior Director (Design) of Workspace, JustCo Global
Book A Tour to any of our centre here

Blogs

Workspace Design Trends in 2023

Workspace Design and Trends in 2023:

3 Office Design Themes To Look Forward To In The Coming Year

As 2022 comes to a close, hybrid work has gone from cautious experiment to a matter of fact. Covid-19 forced flexible work arrangements on almost everyone, and the impact has been deeply and widely felt.

48% of all companies worldwide now have distributed workforces, compared to 30% pre-pandemic, Statista reported. Meanwhile, the Institute of Policy Studies found almost half of all employees want flexible work arrangements to be the new norm in Singapore.

The lifting of Covid-19 restrictions has seen the office re-emerge as the locus of work for many organisations again. However, its role has been permanently disrupted by the pandemic.

In Microsoft’s survey of 31,000 people across 31 countries, over a third (38%) of hybrid employees reported their biggest challenge is not knowing when and why to come into the office.

The brief for business leaders managing a hybrid workforce is, therefore, clear: define the purpose of in-person collaboration, create team agreements on when to come together face-to-face, define hybrid meeting etiquette, and re-think the role of space in supporting the new models of collaboration.

Colourful discussion pods

Colourful discussion pods form a meeting neighbourhood at the JustCo centre at The Centrepoint,

Towards More Human-centric Office Design

Sylvia Bay, JustCo’s Vice President and Senior Director (Design), Workspace, believes that a human-centric design of the office space is critical to drawing people back to the office again.

We’re asking people to come into offices, but why should they if the office doesn’t support how they work and connect? We need workspaces to be flexible enough to cover a range of individual and team modes for every employee.

Be it quiet zones for focused work, collaboration areas that enhance discussion and participation, or a social nexus for building social capital, so much of the work we do at the office today isn’t solo – it requires working with others. As such, we’re designing workspaces that reflect an understanding of how people work today and tomorrow.

Nearby Lumpini Park frames a couple of neighbourhoods for discussions and relaxation at the JustCo centre at Silom Edge

“So much of the work we do at the office today isn’t solo, it requires working with others. We’re designing workspaces that reflect an understanding of how people work today and tomorrow.”

– Sylvia Bay, Vice President and Senior Director (Design) of Workspace, JustCo Global

Office design trends in Singapore, and the world are constantly evolving. Thanks to new aesthetics, ways of working, as well as research,  there is always a fresh take on designs of the commercial workspace. So what are some of the innovations in workspace design that we can look forward to in 2023? 

Here are three office designs we think you should keep a lookout for:

 

The Hotelification of the Work Place

Colleagues enjoying coffee in the office

The JustCo centre at 447 Collins St brings luxurious cafe fittings to its office pantries

As a consequence of pandemic-induced Work From Home, many employees not only developed a taste for working in comfortable and non-sterile environments, they also began to value health and wellbeing over work.

Highly sought-after talent are making deliberate choices to step into the office; therefore their workspace needs to be designed as a destination that conveys  warmth and hospitality.

You can also expect to see an increasing number of companies invest in amenities that create warm, welcoming environments by drawing inspiration from bars, cafes, hotels, homes, and even spas.

Going beyond soothing colour palettes and visual cues, hotelified offices will also incorporate scents and sounds to stimulate a range of moods and feelings across different office settings – from vibrance and upbeat energy in the collaboration spaces, to calm and focus in the quiet zones.

Sleep pods in an office

The JustCo centre at The Centrepoint has a nap room where members can recharge in the middle of long shifts

But workplace designers aren’t simply theming these spaces – it’s  also about animating them. By programming spaces with curated hospitality experiences, companies can take on a more active role in looking after the well-being of both employees and guests.

Imagine this: a meditation suite where clients and employees can go to recharge themselves in between meetings, under expert guided meditation. Or perhaps stepping into a café-styled desk lounge with a barista preparing your aromatic and robust cup of coffee, just the way you like it.

Women chatting in a coworking space In fact, JustCo already offers these elevated experiences for members. The JustCo centre at 15 William Street in Melbourne has a full-fledged café where members can enjoy the sounds and aroma of freshly-roasted beans transforming into their special brew while they enjoy beautiful skyline views across the city and Yarra river.

“Rice Sommelier” Kubota-san lovingly prepares Omusubi rice balls for members at the centre at Shibuya

Meanwhile, the JustCo centres in Tokyo practice JustGohan breakfasts, where a renowned “rice sommelier” serves nutritionally-rich and heartful Omusubi (traditional Japanese rice balls) to busy members who frequently skip meals.  

Biophilic Design

Wooden desk in office

The beautiful grain on the desks at JustCo’s centre at UIC Building offer a lovely natural accent in the office

Interest is also growing in biophilic design to foster physiological, psychological, and cognitive benefits in the office. Psychoanalyst Erich Fromm coined the term “Biophilia” around the idea that humans are genetically coded to thrive in natural settings because they evolved in nature and, therefore, should occupy spaces that have direct and indirect connections to the natural world. For example, it has been widely reported that employees who work in offices with access to natural light sleep an average of 46 minutes longer than those who work without natural lighting. Biophilic strategies have already infused hospitality and home aesthetics, and workplace planners have also begun to incorporate natural light, ventilation, materials, flora, and fauna into office designs. Sylvia points out, “Especially following the pandemic, organisations are bringing nature into their internal spaces, as they recognise this offers opportunities to improve occupants’ health and well-being and provide respite from the density of the urban environment. We turned to biophilic design principles as our centres evolved over time in the past few years. We want to create the most desirable working environments filled with nature-inspired spaces that bring our members into the centre and help them engage with each other and their surroundings.”

Live plants help to build a sense of nature at a productivity pod at the JustCo centre at GranTokyo South Tower

The new JustCo centre at International Plaza is a good example of biophilia in the workplace. Designed as a green oasis within Singapore’s high-dense CBD, live plants flourish all across 50,000 square feet of space, providing a welcome relief to the sterile urban environment outside. Giant Dieffenbachia plants greet members and guests at the reception area, inviting them to step into the lush tropical garden within. Designers even introduced a native green moss Reindeer Moss (Cladonia Rangiferina), into the landscaping to enhance the connection with nature. An upshot of all this greenery is the natural filtration of carbon dioxide for the 180 studios at the centre.  
Check out the biophilic elements at International Plaza! Book A Tour to the centre here

Micro Spaces and Neighbourhoods

Phone booth with discussion areas Another trend set to take over 2023 is the rise of Micro Spaces. Open floor plans have diminished in appeal, especially over the pandemic. In their place, a design consciousness aimed at prioritising individual flexibility and privacy in the workspace has gained ground, fuelled in part by the surge of  the popularity of co-working.. When designing for micro spaces, separate zones for focused work, collaboration and recreation are clearly distinct and with boundaries in place. . The use of hot desks and other flexible furniture is used to help reduce the reliance on fixed workstations, and therefore open up room to organise more areas imaginatively around “neighbourhoods”. These “neighbourhoods” might be set up in a conventional organisation around job roles and departments. In this example, a self-contained Marketing neighbourhood would include a few hot desks surrounding a whiteboard for brainstorming and visualisation. A focus area as well as phone booths would be within easy reach. Since many tech companies are now organised around “tribes” of cross-functional mini-teams, neighbourhoods can help to cluster them together for stronger face-to-face collaboration while maintaining their access to other shared amenities. The chief benefit of micro spaces is the lowering of desk density. As dedicated workstations are removed from the office plan, the “sea of desks” is optically transformed into oases of productivity. Sylvia adds: “Micro spaces and neighbourhoods are seamless working environments that look great on the eye. They promote collaboration among employees while simultaneously accommodating their unique work styles. Not only do they foster productivity, but they also improve the well-being of individuals. A hotelified office with well-planned neighbourhoods is a great advertisement for some of the  brightest talents today.”

Watch These Office Designs Come To Life At JustCo

The office promises to feel more comfortable and natural in the coming year, with planners paying close attention to individual work styles and personal wellbeing. For a glimpse of how these work trends and office designs might transform your workspacebook a tour at your preferred JustCo location in your city today.
A hotelified office with well-planned neighbourhoods is a great advertisement for the best and brightest talent today.” – Sylvia Bay, Vice President and Senior Director (Design) of Workspace, JustCo Global
Book A Tour to any of our centre here

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Workspace Design Trends in 2023

 

Workspace Design and Trends in 2023:

3 Office Design Themes To Look Forward To In The Coming Year

As 2022 comes to a close, hybrid work has gone from cautious experiment to a matter of fact. Covid-19 forced flexible work arrangements on almost everyone, and the impact has been deeply and widely felt.

48% of all companies worldwide now have distributed workforces, compared to 30% pre-pandemic, Statista reported. Meanwhile, the Institute of Policy Studies found almost half of all employees want flexible work arrangements to be the new norm in Singapore.

The lifting of Covid-19 restrictions has seen the office re-emerge as the locus of work for many organisations again. However, its role has been permanently disrupted by the pandemic.

In Microsoft’s survey of 31,000 people across 31 countries, over a third (38%) of hybrid employees reported their biggest challenge is not knowing when and why to come into the office.

The brief for business leaders managing a hybrid workforce is, therefore, clear: define the purpose of in-person collaboration, create team agreements on when to come together face-to-face, define hybrid meeting etiquette, and re-think the role of space in supporting the new models of collaboration.

Colourful discussion pods

Colourful discussion pods form a meeting neighbourhood at the JustCo centre at The Centrepoint,

 

Towards More Human-centric Office Design

Sylvia Bay, JustCo’s Vice President and Senior Director (Design), Workspace, believes that a human-centric design of the office space is critical to drawing people back to the office again.

We’re asking people to come into offices, but why should they if the office doesn’t support how they work and connect? We need workspaces to be flexible enough to cover a range of individual and team modes for every employee.

Be it quiet zones for focused work, collaboration areas that enhance discussion and participation, or a social nexus for building social capital, so much of the work we do at the office today isn’t solo – it requires working with others. As such, we’re designing workspaces that reflect an understanding of how people work today and tomorrow.

Nearby Lumpini Park frames a couple of neighbourhoods for discussions and relaxation at the JustCo centre at Silom Edge

“So much of the work we do at the office today isn’t solo, it requires working with others.
We’re designing workspaces that reflect an understanding of how people work today and tomorrow.”

– Sylvia Bay, Vice President and Senior Director (Design) of Workspace, JustCo Global

Office design trends in Singapore, and the world are constantly evolving. Thanks to new aesthetics, ways of working, as well as research,  there is always a fresh take on designs of the commercial workspace. So what are some of the innovations in workspace design that we can look forward to in 2023? 

Here are three office designs we think you should keep a lookout for:

 

The Hotelification of the Work Place

Colleagues enjoying coffee in the office

The JustCo centre at 447 Collins St brings luxurious cafe fittings to its office pantries

As a consequence of pandemic-induced Work From Home, many employees not only developed a taste for working in comfortable and non-sterile environments, they also began to value health and wellbeing over work.

Highly sought-after talent are making deliberate choices to step into the office; therefore their workspace needs to be designed as a destination that conveys  warmth and hospitality.

You can also expect to see an increasing number of companies invest in amenities that create warm, welcoming environments by drawing inspiration from bars, cafes, hotels, homes, and even spas.

Going beyond soothing colour palettes and visual cues, hotelified offices will also incorporate scents and sounds to stimulate a range of moods and feelings across different office settings – from vibrance and upbeat energy in the collaboration spaces, to calm and focus in the quiet zones.

Sleep pods in an office

The JustCo centre at The Centrepoint has a nap room where members can recharge in the middle of long shifts

But workplace designers aren’t simply theming these spaces – it’s  also about animating them. By programming spaces with curated hospitality experiences, companies can take on a more active role in looking after the well-being of both employees and guests.

Imagine this: a meditation suite where clients and employees can go to recharge themselves in between meetings, under expert guided meditation. Or perhaps stepping into a café-styled desk lounge with a barista preparing your aromatic and robust cup of coffee, just the way you like it.

Women chatting in a coworking space

In fact, JustCo already offers these elevated experiences for members. The JustCo centre at 15 William Street in Melbourne has a full-fledged café where members can enjoy the sounds and aroma of freshly-roasted beans transforming into their special brew while they enjoy beautiful skyline views across the city and Yarra river.

“Rice Sommelier” Kubota-san lovingly prepares Omusubi rice balls for members at the centre at Shibuya

Meanwhile, the JustCo centres in Tokyo practice JustGohan breakfasts, where a renowned “rice sommelier” serves nutritionally-rich and heartful Omusubi (traditional Japanese rice balls) to busy members who frequently skip meals.

 

Biophilic Design

Wooden desk in office

The beautiful grain on the desks at JustCo’s centre at UIC Building offer a lovely natural accent in the office

 

Interest is also growing in biophilic design to foster physiological, psychological, and cognitive benefits in the office. Psychoanalyst Erich Fromm coined the term “Biophilia” around the idea that humans are genetically coded to thrive in natural settings because they evolved in nature and, therefore, should occupy spaces that have direct and indirect connections to the natural world.

For example, it has been widely reported that employees who work in offices with access to natural light sleep an average of 46 minutes longer than those who work without natural lighting.

Biophilic strategies have already infused hospitality and home aesthetics, and workplace planners have also begun to incorporate natural light, ventilation, materials, flora, and fauna into office designs. Sylvia points out, “Especially following the pandemic, organisations are bringing nature into their internal spaces, as they recognise this offers opportunities to improve occupants’ health and well-being and provide respite from the density of the urban environment. We turned to biophilic design principles as our centres evolved over time in the past few years. We want to create the most desirable working environments filled with nature-inspired spaces that bring our members into the centre and help them engage with each other and their surroundings.”

Live plants help to build a sense of nature at a productivity pod at the JustCo centre at GranTokyo South Tower

The new JustCo centre at International Plaza is a good example of biophilia in the workplace. Designed as a green oasis within Singapore’s high-dense CBD, live plants flourish all across 50,000 square feet of space, providing a welcome relief to the sterile urban environment outside. Giant Dieffenbachia plants greet members and guests at the reception area, inviting them to step into the lush tropical garden within.

Designers even introduced a native green moss Reindeer Moss (Cladonia Rangiferina), into the landscaping to enhance the connection with nature. An upshot of all this greenery is the natural filtration of carbon dioxide for the 180 studios at the centre.

 

Check out the biophilic elements at International Plaza!

Book A Tour to the centre here



Micro Spaces and Neighbourhoods

Phone booth with discussion areas

Another trend set to take over 2023 is the rise of Micro Spaces. Open floor plans have diminished in appeal, especially over the pandemic. In their place, a design consciousness aimed at prioritising individual flexibility and privacy in the workspace has gained ground, fuelled in part by the surge of  the popularity of co-working..

When designing for micro spaces, separate zones for focused work, collaboration and recreation are clearly distinct and with boundaries in place. . The use of hot desks and other flexible furniture is used to help reduce the reliance on fixed workstations, and therefore open up room to organise more areas imaginatively around “neighbourhoods”.

These “neighbourhoods” might be set up in a conventional organisation around job roles and departments. In this example, a self-contained Marketing neighbourhood would include a few hot desks surrounding a whiteboard for brainstorming and visualisation. A focus area as well as phone booths would be within easy reach.

Since many tech companies are now organised around “tribes” of cross-functional mini-teams, neighbourhoods can help to cluster them together for stronger face-to-face collaboration while maintaining their access to other shared amenities.

The chief benefit of micro spaces is the lowering of desk density. As dedicated workstations are removed from the office plan, the “sea of desks” is optically transformed into oases of productivity.

Sylvia adds: “Micro spaces and neighbourhoods are seamless working environments that look great on the eye. They promote collaboration among employees while simultaneously accommodating their unique work styles.

Not only do they foster productivity, but they also improve the well-being of individuals. A hotelified office with well-planned neighbourhoods is a great advertisement for some of the  brightest talents today.”

Watch These Office Designs Come To Life At JustCo

The office promises to feel more comfortable and natural in the coming year, with planners paying close attention to individual work styles and personal wellbeing.

For a glimpse of how these work trends and office designs might transform your workspacebook a tour at your preferred JustCo location in your city today.

A hotelified office with well-planned neighbourhoods is a great advertisement for the best and brightest talent today.”

– Sylvia Bay, Vice President and Senior Director (Design) of Workspace, JustCo Global

Book A Tour to any of our centre here

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How Coworking Spaces In Taipei Can Help You Expand Your Network

In today’s society, there is nothing more important for businesses than networking. Regardless of the sector you are in and whether you are a part of a giant multinational corporation or a freelancer working from home, putting yourself out there is crucial.

From social media to emails and websites, networking has almost been completely digitised. Living in an era where technology continuously evolves, it has become easier than ever for us to reach anyone in the world. Yet, at the same time, it is extremely isolating and somewhat impersonal.

Furthermore, with the recent COVID-19 pandemic forcing people to work remotely from home, the isolation has made many more susceptible to emotional, mental, and physical health issues.

So, how do we combat this?

Introducing: Coworking Spaces

Many people see coworking spaces as an outlet that provides a different way of networking compared to traditional offices. While being online is great, connecting through a screen doesn’t compare to meeting people in person. With coworking, however, people tend to be more relaxed and, thus, are able to naturally strike up conversations with others around them as they go about their day. Even though coworking spaces are, without a doubt, filled with hardworking professionals, it has a much less “buttoned-up” environment, so you do not necessarily have to feel like you need to bring your A-game all the time when meeting new people.

Essentially, coworking spaces allow you to double your efficiency because you can work, socialise, and network all within the same space. Imagine meeting someone from a completely new profession over a quick coffee break in the pantry or bumping into someone from an industry you would like to tap into while you are by the printer. The opportunities are endless when you choose to work in a coworking space. Furthermore, coworking spaces often come with many benefits and features that you might not have access to if you decided to work from home or your local cafe.

Can Coworking Spaces Help You to Network? 

Unlike a typical office setting where you are subjected to stress, and competitive environments, a coworking space like JustCo Taiwan prides itself on its clean, open spaces. When you choose JustCo Taiwan’s coworking spaces, you will be met with dozens of experienced, like-minded individuals. While offices can also provide you with networking opportunities, we’d like to think that with a coworking space like ours in Taipei, you are allowed to bask in the instant, easy-going atmosphere. And so, when the competitiveness is removed, individuals will naturally feel more open to sharing ideas, helping each other out, and fostering a genuine interest in the business goals of others.

Tips to Go About Networking in Coworking Spaces

Getting settled into a new space is the first step towards networking. And we understand that it can be rather daunting. Lucky for you, we have some tips to share:

  • Be open and approachable at all times. While meeting new people can be nerve-racking, it definitely gets easier with time and experience. Adopting a friendly and open smile, a kind gesture, or simply making a warm introduction can quickly break the ice!
  • Ensure you move around the premises. Our coworking spaces in Taiwan offer a range of working areas and places to unwind with a cup of robust brew. You can also make connections easily by leveraging these spaces.
  • Be a social butterfly and try to turn up for events! Many coworking spaces like JustCo Taiwan hold events to promote networking inside and outside work – perfect opportunities for you to meet more new people!
  • Networking is a two-way street; always remember to reciprocate the connection. Share your knowledge or nuggets of information with the opposite party to foster a stronger connection.
  • We also recommend you take the initiative to network with newer people or members within your coworking community. Not only does this promote inclusivity, but it also allows you to forge a new connection.

Why Choose JustCo Taiwan to Network in? 

At JustCo Taiwan, we strive to deliver a personal and unique work environment for our members. With four locations across Hsinchu and Taipei, a membership for our coworking spaces unlocks many benefits for you. Think: shared office spaces, fun events, amenities, and great coffee – all to ensure that you are getting everything and more for your membership with us. So, whether you are a big business looking to tap into the freelance talents in Taipei or a budding entrepreneur looking to take those first steps in setting up a company, we will support you in building your business.

So, why not book yourself a tour at one of our branches, and we can discuss your membership options as well as terms?

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How Coworking Spaces in Bangkok Can Help You Expand Your Network

In today’s business world, expanding your network is essential for success, regardless of whether you’re a freelancer or running a small start-up enterprise. A strong network can help you find new opportunities, make valuable connections, and gain insights into the latest industry trends — furthermore, joining a coworking space in Bangkok can easily help you achieve just that.

The Many Benefits of Networking for Businesses

There are numerous benefits of networking for businesses, including but not limited to:

  • Access to new opportunities — A strong network can open up new opportunities for your business. If you’re looking to enter a new market or grow your business, networking can help you find the right contacts and resources.
  • Improved visibility — Networking can also improve the visibility of your business. By connecting with other businesses and industry leaders, you’ll be able to raise awareness of your brand and get your name out there.
  • Greater insights — Through networking, you’ll gain valuable insights into the latest industry trends and what your competitors are doing. This information can help you make better decisions for your business and stay ahead of the competition.
  • Stronger relationships — Networking can help you build strong relationships with other businesses and industry leaders. These relationships can lead to new business opportunities, insights, and connections.
  • Better customer service — By networking with other businesses, you can learn about best practices for customer service and how to improve your own customer service procedures.

But with all that being said, there are many ways for one to expand their professional network. Why then should freelancers and small business owners look to coworking spaces in Bangkok to help expand their corporate grapevine?

Why Coworking Spaces are a Great Way to Expand Your Network

As a freelancer or small business owner, it can be difficult to find places to work that offer the right mix of professionalism and networking opportunities. That’s where coworking spaces in Bangkok come in as the perfect solution.

Coworking spaces are shared offices for rent or other workspaces where freelancers, business owners, and other independent professionals can come to work together. These spaces often have a variety of amenities like Wi-Fi, coffee and tea, meeting rooms, and event spaces, but it’s because they’re so filled with other people working on their own projects that they make for such great places to expand your professional network and meet potential collaborators.

Here are three big ways working in an office for rent in a coworking space in Bangkok can help you efficiently expand your business network:

1. You Will Meet a Diverse Group of People

One of the great things about coworking spaces is that they attract a wide range of professionals from different industries and backgrounds. This means that you’ll have the opportunity to meet people you wouldn’t ordinarily cross paths with when working in a coworking space in Bangkok. And because everyone is there to work towards unique professional goals, you’re likely to find people who are open and willing to chat, exchange ideas, and collaborate on future endeavours that remain aligned with your very own business objectives.

2. Nuanced Knowledge is Available and Coveted

Another benefit of joining a coworking space in Bangkok is that they often provide ample opportunity for professional networking, largely due to the fact that knowledge sharing is a norm that is highly common in such spaces. By working in an office for rent in a Bangkok coworking space, you’ll be able to not only easily strike up conversations and actively network with other company owners and professionals, but also learn from others who are working on interesting projects. Whether it’s picking up a new skill or getting advice on how to handle a business challenge, you can take advantage of the collective knowledge of the people around you, while leveraging your own to make meaningful connections.

3. Accessible Resources and Networking Events

In addition to the physical area, many coworking spaces with offices for rent in Bangkok offer their members access to other highly useful resources such as meeting rooms and conference spaces, where virtual networking or organised sit-downs are optimally facilitated with regards to convenience and productivity. Some coworking spaces also host regular events like workshops, networking happy hours, and guest speaker series that can help you learn more about your industry and connect with other professionals in similar or varying fields.

Expand Your Professional Network with JustCo Coworking Spaces in Bangkok

At JustCo, we regularly organise networking events to help our members meet and connect with other professionals. Our coworking spaces in Bangkok and beyond are also specifically designed to provide collaborative spaces where meaningful conversations can be held and purposeful connections can be made.

Check out our various membership plans today, and get in touch with us to join any of our coworking spaces in Bangkok.

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What Is The Future Of Workplaces In Taiwan

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the way we work in Taiwan. We’re now getting a clearer view of how the sudden shift to remote working might have permanently changed our idea of what a workplace is and can be.

With so many people now working from home, hot desking, and sharing office spaces, businesses have had to adapt and change the way they operate. Some have been forced to close their doors for good, while others have embraced the new normal and are thriving.

So, what does the future of workplaces in Taiwan look like? Here are three key trends that are shaping the future of work in Taiwan:

1. Rise of permanent remote or hybrid work

There is no doubt that the pandemic has accelerated the trend of working from home and in coworking spaces. For many companies, this has opened a whole new world of possibilities when it comes to hiring and retaining talent.

A popular option amongst businesses in Taiwan is to offer a hybrid model of work, where employees can choose to come into the office or work from home depending on their needs on any given day. This has led many companies to forgo long-term leases and choose to rent hot desks and private serviced offices in coworking spaces instead. Employees can come together to work independently on their own projects while still having access to communal areas and facilities.

At JustCo Taiwan, enjoy the convenience of our hot desks, thoughtfully designed private and shared office spaces, meeting rooms, and event spaces, located in key CBD areas across Taipei and Hsinchu. They also come with amenities like internet, mail handling, printing, pantry, break-out spaces, and recreational facilities so both employers and employees can have what they need to succeed.

2. Use of technology to promote collaboration and communication

As the workplace continues to evolve, so does the way we communicate and collaborate with our colleagues.

With the rise of hot desking, virtual offices, and working from home, workers are no longer tied to their desks to stay connected with colleagues. Video conferencing platform via Zoom is a great way to connect with colleagues who may be based in different locations at home, coworking spaces, and virtual offices. Online chat tools like Slack can also be used to facilitate quick and easy communication amongst team members, while project management software like Trello can help teams to track progress and ensure that everyone is on the same page.

These platforms make it easy for teams to stay in touch, no matter where they are located. As more businesses adopt hybrid or remote working policies in Taiwan, we can expect to see even greater use of collaboration technologies in the future.

3. increased focus on employee well-being

Asian countries like Taiwan have long been known for their emphasis on longer hours and lesser rest time compared to their Western counterparts. However, this is starting to change, as more companies are beginning to realise the importance of employee well-being in the workplace.

This has resulted in a number of changes to the workplace, such as the introduction of standing desks and flexible working hours. There is also a greater emphasis on providing employees with access to outdoor spaces and exercise facilities, which are helping to create a more supportive work environment in Taiwan. The move comes as the island nation looks to maintain its competitive edge in the global marketplace

What’s Next For Future Workplaces In Taiwan

The workplace in Taiwan is evolving and it’s important for businesses to learn about these changes to stay ahead of the curve. By understanding the key trends that are shaping the future of work in Taiwan, businesses can make the necessary changes to their workplace policies and practices. This will help ensure that they are able to attract and retain top talent, while also promoting a healthy and productive workforce for all Taiwanese workers.

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The Role Of Flexible Coworking Spaces In Thailand’s Work Culture

Gone were the days of punching in and out for work and having to go into the office daily to be “productive”. As we progress into the 21st century, many employees have become dissent or are discontent with the traditional work culture. Rather than relying on their reporting time to work and working overtime, many employees feel most productive and powerful when they are empowered to do the highest quality work.

That said, rigorous office reporting time and toxic overtime mentality are no longer compatible with current business needs. As evident by the mushroom growth of coworking spaces in Thailand and across the globe, businesses and the majority of the workforce are easing into hybrid work culture – coworking spaces provide a readily available solution for any company that needs a quick turnaround. But, flexibility and remote working have never been new, instead, it has only become more popular during the pandemic and lockdown.

Let us examine the evolution of collaborative workspaces and their role in Thailand’s work culture.

The Types Of Flexible Workspaces

Unlike conventional office spaces and cubicles, flexible workspaces offer functionality and comfort that many workers have now become accustomed to. One of the top par benefits of flexible workspaces is the freedom of choice to work quietly or collaboratively. Furthermore, businesses or teams looking to rent a shared office space need not worry about the setup that best suits you – flexible coworking spaces offer a wide variety of set-ups that you can easily convert into a space you need. After all, flexible workspaces are designed to meet many, if not all, specific needs of workers. Here are some common types of coworking spaces in Bangkok:

1. Hot Desk

Ideal for individuals and employees who do not have permanent workstations, hot desks are made available as needed. Strategically located across the workspace, hot desks ensure more flexibility when it comes to individual workspaces, yet at the same time, an increase in communication and collaboration between teams when needed.

2. Private Offices

Private office spaces are perfect for teams that require collaboration daily. Offering structure and familiarity, yet can also quickly adapt and accommodate the needs of daily work, private office spaces are conducive to collaboration in every form it takes.

Coworking spaces like JustCo Thailand also offer Enterprise Suite as part of their membership plans. Ideal for both small-medium and large enterprises, these enterprise suites can hold more than 20 people and can be customised to meet your business or team’s individual needs.

The Role Of Flexible Coworking Spaces

From the design architecture to the office furniture and collaborative spaces, flexible coworking spaces keep employees productive while ensuring comfort. Furthermore, since the leasing terms are flexible, your employees need not be present in the office daily. Now, more than ever, many workers appreciate and place high importance on work-life balance; flexible coworking spaces allow them to work wherever, whenever they want.. Whether they are present eight hours a day for five days a week or come in for just half-days, employees now have the freedom to set up the office hours that would suit them best and maximise their productivity levels.

Plus, flexible coworking spaces offer ready access to all the necessary work equipment, so you and your employees do not have to fret over the minute details like having stable and high-speed internet, and an ergonomic chair for comfort and focus, as well as other amenities, to help you achieve productivity.

Moreover, the design and layout of the coworking space is another significant factor in imposing and encouraging flexibility within a workplace. Not only should the architecture support functionality, like having large and small collaborative spaces, but it should also be able to inspire creativity. The space should also be built for comfort, which includes having plenty of light and depth. For instance, Justco Thailand’s new coworking space at Silom Edge is designed with full-length windows to give workers a stunning view that overlooks Lumpini Park, spacious breakout areas, booths, cosy nooks, and a fully stocked pantry to drive engagement.

With five branches in Thailand, JustCo offers hot desks, private offices, enterprise suites, and chargeable-by-the-hour meeting rooms to meet all your business needs. Located near major transportation facilities, visit any of our shared office spaces in Bangkok to find the best coworking space to meet your needs.

Reach out to us today to learn more about Bangkok’s shared office spaces.