Is Your Workspace Ready For Gen Z?

In a global study fielded by Adobe, not only is Gen Z becoming the dominant consumer group and drivers of the woke culture, but they are also expected to make up 27 per cent of the workforce by 2025. Companies and brands have to appeal to this generation if they want to stay relevant and competitive within their industries.

But, what are these young adults looking for in a company? It’s crucial to understand the aspects of Gen Z so that you can develop ways to make your company more appealing to them for work.

Who Is Generation Z? 

People born between 1997 and around 2012 are part of Gen Z. Born into a world that was already heavily immersed in technology, Gen Z, unlike the baby boomers and millennials before them, have been exposed to vastly different experiences. As such, Gen Z is known for being socially conscious, prioritising work-life balance, and of course, being technologically savvier when compared to the other generations before them. Often referred to as a “digital native”, Gen Z bask in extremely sophisticated digital experiences – personalised shopping habits and social media. Hence, it should come as no surprise that Gen Z holds the same expectations for the prospective company they will work in.

And if that’s not enough, the pandemic has also accelerated the digital transformation of workspaces in any way. Companies now face real pressure to modernise how they work to accommodate Gen Z that are about to join the workforce.

While diversity, inclusion, and social responsibility are key concerns for Gen Z, many of them are struggling with mental health issues – 8 in 10 Thais have experienced mental health issues in just January to June 2022, and of them, 48% are Gen Z. The results cite the uncertainty of the ongoing pandemic coupled with a persistent sense of crisis and social stigmas that have exacerbated the worsening of mental health of many Gen Z.

The Future Of Work

As we draw insights from the preferences and behaviours of the newest generation entering the workforce, we also have to shift our perspectives and look at how “work” on its own is changing and evolving with the times. These new realities produced by the forces of societal changes present many companies and business owners with complex questions to consider. Some of these include the ethics centring around human-machine collaboration, planning career progressions for the ageing workforce, and not forgetting the continuum of talent sources that businesses can tap into. As the world continues to progress, the future of work will require employees who have many talents, interests, and areas of knowledge.

So what does Gen Z want out of their jobs? The answer is rather nuanced and points to various possibilities like staggered workdays to cater to the ebbs and flows of productivity and a hybrid work setup. But there’s more to that than just flexible schedules.

Many Gen Z is also motivated by enjoyable work with foreseeable career progression – promotion based on merit, career advancements, and meaningful recognition are some of the biggest motivators. Factors such as poor work-life balance from remote working and minimum vacation days have a high chance of contributing to Gen Z quitting their jobs.

What Does This Mean For Employers

Gen Z has a lot to offer their employers – digitally savvy, socially conscious world views and higher levels of education. Hence, to ensure that your company and workspace are ready to support your Gen Z employees, it’s important to focus on mental health policies, meaningful diversity and inclusitivity, as well as mentorship.

That means developing robust training and leadership programmes with a real and tangible focus on diversity. You can offer internal apprenticeship programmes or create latticed career paths and multiple work formats. Additionally, you can also consider adopting hybrid work strategies that might appeal to your team or employees.

Every generation comes with its challenges, which Gen Z currently faces are daunting. But, with them comes a chance for a better future for themselves, older workers, and the generation after.

Find The Right Coworking Space To Support Your Gen Z Team

Having a safe and collaborative space to work in is the bare minimum of every job. The office spaces in Bangkok are geared towards balancing work efficiency as well as employees’ well-being. With five branches in Thailand, JustCo has recently added Silom Edge to its suite of office spaces for rent in Bangkok. Fully furnished with amenities and facilities that support a good and healthy working environment, 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.

ออฟฟิศของคุณพร้อมสำหรับชาว Gen Z แล้วหรือยัง?

จากการสำรวจของ Adobe ชาว Gen Z ไม่ได้มีบทบาทเพียงแค่เรื่องการอุปโภคบริโภคและวัฒนธรรมการทำงานเท่านั้น แต่ผลสำรวจยังระบุอีกว่า 27% ของคนกลุ่มนี้ จะเป็นกำลังสำคัญในการทำงานภายในปี 2025 ดังนั้นบริษัทจึงต้องสร้างแรงดึงดูดให้กลุ่มคนรุ่นนี้มาเข้าร่วมทำงาน หากต้องการให้บริษัทมีความสามารถในการแข่งขันในตลาดมากยิ่งขึ้น

แต่สิ่งที่เจนเนอเรชั่นนี้มองหาในบริษัทคืออะไร? และอะไรคือสิ่งที่เราควรทำความเข้าใจเกี่ยวกับคนในเจนเนอเรชั่นนี้ เพื่อดึงดูดพวกเขาให้เข้ามาทำงานในบริษัทของคุณ?

ใครที่อยู่ในช่วง Gen Z บ้าง?

เจนเนอเรชั่น Z เป็นบุคคลที่เกิดในช่วงระหว่างปี 2540 – 2555 ที่เกิดมาในยุคที่เทคโนโลยีกำลังเติบโต ฉะนั้นคน Gen Z จึงมีความแตกต่างจากคนในยุคเบบี้ บูมเมอร์ และยุคมิลเลนเนียล เพราะคนใน Gen Z ได้เจอกับประสบการณ์ที่หลากหลายที่เป็นเสมือนรอยต่อของนวัตกรรมต่าง ๆ นอกจากนี้ยังเป็นที่รู้กันดีว่า กลุ่มคน Gen Z เป็นคนที่ชอบเข้าสังคม และให้ความสำคัญกับความสมดุลของทั้งการทำงานและการใช้ชีวิต อีกทั้งยังมีความเชี่ยวชาญทางด้านเทคโนโลยีเมื่อเปรียบเทียบกับคนในยุคอื่น ๆ ซึ่งอาจจะพูดได้ว่าพวกเขาเป็นชาวดิจิทัลโดยกำเนิด และแน่นอนว่า ความสุขของคนยุคนี้คือประสบการณ์ทางด้านดิจิทัลในรูปแบบต่าง ๆ ไม่ว่าจะเป็นการซื้อสินค้าที่มีความเฉพาะตัวและการใช้โซเชียลมีเดีย ดังนั้น จึงไม่น่าแปลกใจถ้าคนยุคนี้จะคาดหวังกับรูปแบบการทำงานที่สอดคล้องกับการใช้ชีวิตจากบริษัทในปัจจุบัน

นอกจากนี้การระบาดของโรคโควิด – 19 ยังเป็นตัวเร่งให้เกิดจากเปลี่ยนแปลงด้านดิจิทัลของการทำงาน ทำให้หลาย ๆ บริษัทในปัจจุบันต้องปรับตัวและปรับเปลี่ยนรูปแบบการทำงานให้สอดคล้องกับการทำงานของคนกลุ่ม Gen Z มากขึ้น

ในขณะที่ความหลากหลาย การเข้าสังคม และความรับผิดชอบต่อสังคมเป็นหัวใจหลักของคน Gen Z แต่รู้หรือไม่ว่าคนจำนวนมากในเจนนี้ได้รับผลกระทบกับวิกฤตที่เกิดขึ้น ซึ่งจากการสำรวจระหว่างเดือนมกราคมถึงมิถุนายนปี 2565 พบว่าคนไทย 8 ใน 10 คน มีปัญหาด้านสุขภาพจิต โดยเป็นคน Gen Z สูงถึง 48% สิ่งนี้ชี้ให้เห็นว่า ความไม่แน่นอนที่เกิดจากโรคระบาดและวิกฤตอื่น ๆ ที่สร้างผลกระทบอย่างต่อเนื่อง ได้สร้างปมทางด้านสังคมทำให้เกิดปัญหาสุขภาพจิตกับคนในกลุ่มนี้โดยเฉพาะ

อนาคตของรูปแบบการทำงาน

จากการศึกษาข้อมูลเชิงลึกทางด้านความชอบและการดำเนินชีวิตของกลุ่มคนเจนเนอเรชั่นใหม่ที่เริ่มเข้าสู่ช่วงวัยทำงาน ทำให้เราต้องปรับเปลี่ยนมุมมองของการทำงานให้เป็นไปตามยุคสมัยมากขึ้น ทำให้เกิดคำถามมากมายแก่ผู้ประกอบการและองค์กรต่าง ๆ ถึงจรรยาบรรณการทำงานระหว่างมนุษย์และสมองกล รวมถึงการวางแผนไปสู่สังคมที่มีผู้สูงอายุมากขึ้น นอกจากนี้ยังมีเรื่องของการเฟ้นหาพนักงานที่มีคุณภาพและเหมาะสมกับงาน เนื่องจากโลกก้าวไปข้างหน้าอย่างไม่หยุดยั้ง อนาคตของการทำงานจึงต้องการพนักงานที่มีความสามารถ มีความสนใจและความรู้ในการทำงานที่สามารถช่วยให้องค์กรพัฒนาต่อไปได้อย่างมั่นคง

แล้วอะไรคือสิ่งที่ Gen Z ต้องการในงานของพวกเขา? คำตอบที่ได้รับมีความแตกต่างกันเล็กน้อย อย่างเช่น การมีช่วงเวลาทำงานที่ยืดหยุ่นเพื่อให้เกิดประสิทธิภาพสูงสุดและเอื้อต่อการทำงานแบบไฮบริด แต่อย่างไรก็ตามยังมีปัจจัยอื่น ๆ ที่นอกเหนือไปจากชั่วโมงทำงานที่ยืดหยุ่น

คนเจเนอเรชั่นนี้ส่วนใหญ่มักมองหาแรงบันดาลใจในการทำงานที่สนุกสนาน และสามารถมองเห็นถึงเส้นทางการเติบโตในสายงาน เช่นการเลื่อนขั้นจากความสามารถ การพัฒนาความรู้ในสายงาน  และการได้รับการยอมรับและชื่นชม ซึ่งเป็นแรงผลักดันหลักในการทำงาน ส่วนปัจจัยที่ทำให้เกิดการลาออกจากงานของ Gen Z ก็คือ การทำงานแบบไร้สมดุล และจำนวนวันหยุดพักผ่อนที่น้อยเกินไป

เรื่องนี้มีความสำคัญกับผู้จ้างงานอย่างไร? 

Gen Z มีความสามารถมากมายที่เป็นประโยชน์ให้กับผู้จ้างงาน ทั้งความรู้ด้านดิจิทัล (Digital Savvy) มุมมองที่เข้าใจผลกระทบต่อสังคมและการศึกษาระดับสูง ดังนั้นบริษัทต้องเตรียมความพร้อมและพื้นที่การทำงานให้กับพนักงานวัย Gen Z โดยให้ความสำคัญกับเรื่องนโยบายที่มีความเกี่ยวข้องกับสุขภาพจิต ความหลากหลายของที่ทำงาน การทำงานร่วมกันเป็นทีม และการให้คำปรึกษาซึ่งกันและกัน

ทั้งนี้ การฝึกอบรมและการพัฒนาผู้นำในองค์กรมีความสำคัญอย่างมาก ซึ่งจะเป็นการให้ความสำคัญกับการพัฒนาที่มีความหลากหลาย โดยนายจ้างสามารถจัดโปรแกรมสำหรับการฝึกฝน หรือให้ความรู้เพิ่มเติมที่เกี่ยวกับการทำงานต่าง ๆ ภายในองค์กร เพื่อสร้างความก้าวหน้าในสายงาน นอกจากนี้นายจ้างอาจต้องลองปรับใช้การทำงานแบบไฮบริด ซึ่งจะช่วยเพิ่มความน่าสนใจให้กับองค์กร และทำให้กลุ่มคน Gen Z อยากมาทำงานในบริษัทของคุณมากขึ้นด้วย

คนในทุกช่วงวัยต่างมีประสบการณ์ที่ท้าทายแตกต่างกันไป คน Gen Z อาจกำลังเผชิญกับความกังวลใจที่เกิดขึ้นในปัจจุบัน แต่ในทางกลับกันก็จะช่วยให้พวกเขามีโอกาสที่ดีในอนาคต เพราะพวกเขาจะได้พบกับเพื่อนร่วมงานที่โตกว่าที่มาพร้อมกับประสบการณ์การทำงานที่จะช่วยสอนให้พวกเขาแข็งแกร่งได้ในบางเรื่อง รวมถึงอาจจะได้เรียนรู้เพื่อนร่วมงานที่เป็นกลุ่มคนในเจเนอเรชั่นถัดไปด้วย

หาโคเวิร์คกิ้งสเปซที่เหมาะสมกับทีม Gen Z ของคุณ

การจัดสรรพื้นที่ทำงานที่ปลอดภัยและมีพื้นที่ส่วนกลางในการทำงานร่วมกันนั้นเป็นพื้นฐานทั่วไปของสถานที่ทำงานก็ว่าได้ สำหรับพื้นที่ทำงานในกรุงเทพฯ อย่างโคเวิร์คกิ้งสเปซนั้น สามารถปรับเปลี่ยนและรองรับกับการทำงานที่เหมาะสม รวมถึงช่วยสร้างความสมดุลให้กับการทำงานได้อย่างมีประสิทธิภาพ อีกทั้งยังช่วยสร้างสวัสดิภาพให้กับเหล่าพนักงานได้อย่างลงตัว โดยจัสโคมีให้บริการถึง5 สาขาในกรุงเทพฯ พร้อมสาขาใหม่ล่าสุด  Silom Edge ที่มาพร้อมบริการให้เช่าพื้นที่ทำงานในกรุงเทพฯ ที่มีการตกแต่งที่สวยงามพร้อมกับบรรยากาศที่น่านั่งทำงาน ครบครันด้วยสิ่งอำนวยความสะดวกในการทำงาน สำหรับผู้ประกอบการที่สนใจสามารถนัดชมพื้นที่ทำงานของจัสโคได้ทุกสาขาในกรุงเทพฯ เพื่อสัมผัสกับโคเวิร์คกิ้งสเปซที่ดีที่สุดและเหมาะกับการทำงานของคุณ

ติดต่อเราวันนี้เพื่อสอบถามข้อมูลเพิ่มเติมสำหรับพื้นที่ทำงานในกรุงเทพฯ

A Closer Look at Our Coworking Space on King Street, Sydney

If you’re seeking an incredibly convenient location for your team’s operations in Sydney, consider JustCo Australia‘s striking option on 135 King Street. This sleek three-storey coworking and serviced office space combines amenity and accessibility to benefit freelancers and businesses alike.

As flexible work arrangements become the norm for many companies in Australia, this location enhances your employees’ productivity in myriad ways, with its 24/7 access and security, private meeting rooms, fully stocked kitchen, and outstanding end-of-trip facilities.

We’ve delved into the details below to help you understand this modern Sydney office space a little more. From its scenic, accessible location to its surrounding amenities, 135 King Street is a top-notch choice for businesses searching for an ideal flexible office space.

At The Heart Of Sydney

Set in Sydney’s bustling CBD with exceptional transport options just around the corner, getting to and from 135 King Street is a breeze. There’s no need to navigate Sydney’s hectic traffic when travelling to the office with just a three-minute walk from Martin Place Station or a seven-minute walk from Wynyard Station.

Your team is also in luck if they ride to work. With on-site showers and storage lockers, your active workers can cruise to the office before getting comfortable for the rest of the day.

Top-class business amenities also surround this location. With many of the world’s largest organisations in nearby streets, your workers are never far from a service that makes their lives easier. Meanwhile, meetings with clients and partners are also simple when you’re encircled by celebrated restaurants, cafes, and hotels.

Where Nature Meets Architecture

Finding the ideal serviced office or coworking space isn’t just about the facilities inside. Being close to nature is also crucial as studies have found people who work near nature are more productive and creative, with an overall improved wellbeing.

Set between the skyscrapers and heritage-listed buildings that adorn Martin Place, you’ll find the sprawling greenery of Hyde Park less than a five-minute stroll away. As Australia’s oldest parkland, there are ornate fountains, manicured gardens, and wide-open spaces to enjoy on a sunny day.

A 10-minute walk also immerses your team in the renowned Darling Harbour Precinct. Here, they can find delightful dining options, nightlife venues and boutique shopping, not to mention the beloved waterfront adorned by landmarks including King Street Wharf, Pyrmont Bridge, and the Australian National Maritime Museum.

Work and Lifestyle Unite

Ready to base your business on 135 King Street? You have the choice of four membership plans, each dedicated to businesses of varying scale.

  • Virtual office: A business address with basic mail handling services.
  • Desk: Suitable for individuals looking for a hot desk featuring 24/7 access, shared amenities, and unlimited monthly usage.
  • Standard office: Perfect for teams between two and 20 workers, you can determine the layout of your standard office. This lockable office space also offers unlimited 24/7 access, personal branding, and shared amenities.
  • Enterprise suite: Choose a private and customisable enterprise office space if you have over 20 staff. Here, you can choose the layout while benefiting from 24/7 access, private meeting rooms, waiting areas, and more.

Sign Up For A Coworking Space On King Street, Sydney With JustCo Australia

Get in touch with the friendly team at JustCo Australia about any of our high-end serviced offices and coworking spaces in Sydney. Whether you’re a sole operator looking to grow your business or a large-scale organisation wanting to dominate the market, our first-class office spaces for rent are perfect for your needs.

共享辦公室如何支持台灣的遠距工作科技人才

隨著台灣成為新興樞紐加上員工學歷的提升,台灣已將自己堅定地定位為想在國際市場上招聘員工的公司所能考慮的新市場。

繼續閱讀以瞭解您為什麼應該考慮從台灣雇用下一位遠距工作科技團隊成員以及共享辦公室的好處。

為什麼要雇用台灣的遠距工作人才?

對於全球許多科技公司而言,台灣能提供一個具有潛力的人才庫。Google 和微軟甚至在幾年前就已經開始把資金投入台灣市場。作為收購宏達電智慧手機設計部的一部分,美國科技巨頭 Google 在2013年開設了一間位於台灣的資料中心,並在五年後在台灣迎來了2,000多名工程師。Google 也在同年宣佈要在台灣招聘更多科技人才的計畫。此外,由於台灣能為企業在亞洲提供一個成本較低但人才學歷較高的研發空間,Google 和其他科技巨頭都不斷回到台灣。

高學歷應聘者

台灣每年都有超過10,000名受過高等教育並具有科技頭腦的計算機科學和 IT 畢業生加入人才庫。 為滿足科技產業日益增長的需求,每所台灣大學都有每年培養約100名碩士和博士的配額。 此外,科技部也會資助資訊和數位科技、再生能源和網路安全領域的機構。

語言優勢

中文而非英語才是台灣科技人才的主要語言優勢,但全球有10%以上的人說中文。因此,台灣的官方語言能為希望擴展業務的國際企業提供優勢。

當然,台灣也沒忽略英語。 儘管台灣人的英語流利度和熟練度或許沒有新加坡人或香港人高,但當地政府已實施2030雙語國家政策,以顯著提升台灣年輕一代的英語熟練度和競爭力.

台灣新興科技樞紐

台灣在科技創新方面享有盛譽。因此,台灣能夠成為受全球大型科技公司歡迎的樞紐並不足為奇。台灣不斷發展的科技領域也在引領其他國際企業和初創企業創造可讓當地人才學習和成長並極具吸引力的就業機會。

為提高生產力而設計的共享辦公室與台灣不斷進步和充滿活力的勞動力並存。

什麼是共同工作空間

科技進步和企業界現代化的商業模式已使遠距和靈活的工作方式變得越來越普遍。 共同工作空間非但不限於企業家和自由工作者,反而還成為一個蓬勃發展的生態系統。在這個空間裏能夠找到各種企業的遠距工作團隊、使用私人共享辦公室的老牌公司和新興科技新創公司。

以下是共同工作空間和這個空間配有的設施能為您帶來的好處:

1. 遠距工作

JustCo 這樣的共同工作空間遍佈世界各地的城市。吸引許多以共同工作模式辦公的專業人士使用這個空間的重要原因是它能為這些專業人士提供隨時隨地辦公的自由和靈活性。此外,全球的雇主都能選擇雇用世界各地最優秀的人才,而無需支付這些人才的搬遷費,或擔心員工可能因遠距工作而產生脫節感。這些都是使雇用台灣遠距科技人才的做法極具吸引力的原因。

2. 為員工提供工作結構

對於大多數人來說,遠距工作或許意味著獨自在家度過一天。這導致員工的工作結構處於低度結構化的狀態,而員工可能因此工作超時。共同工作空間能為遠距工作者提供工作結構,讓他們每天都有可去上班並在完成工作後離開的地方。這可以防止工作在不自覺中佔用私人時間,並幫助員工維持心裡健康。

3. 提高生產力

共同工作空間往往結合各種工作環境,以迎合不同的工作風格。共同工作空間所支持的工作方式比傳統辦公室更多樣化,而這個空間也能提供比居家工作設置定更好的結構。因此,在這個工作空間裡工作能夠優化生產力。 當您和您的團隊在這個精心設計的空間裡工作,你們或許會發現自己能更輕鬆地取得進展。共同工作空間儲備充足的茶水間、背景音樂、自然採光和舒適的室內溫度也能幫助您保持精力充沛。

尋找滿足您業務需求的辦公室

并非所有上述共同工作模式的優點對您都適用。 但無論您的業務需求是什麼,共同工作空間的核心始終在於靈活性。您依然可以將這個空間客制化以滿足您團隊的需求。

無論您是正在尋找投資人的企業家,還是在台灣尋找遠距工作人才加入您不斷壯大的團隊的科技巨頭,共同工作空間必定是孵化新機會的孵化器。JustCo 台灣充滿活力的共享辦公室有助於提高您的員工的生產力並幫助您的企業建立新人脈。JustCo 台灣在新竹台北設有四間共享辦公室,能讓許多企業和遠距工作者靈活地擴展業務。

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How Shared Office Spaces Can Support Taiwan’s Remote Tech Talents

For the longest time, Taiwan’s tech talent pool has been flying under the radar. However, with emerging hubs and highly educated workers, the country has firmly positioned itself as the new destination for companies hiring internationally.

Read on as we share some of the main reasons why you should consider hiring your next remote tech team member from Taiwan and the benefits of shared office spaces.

Why Hire Remote Talent In Taiwan

For many tech companies worldwide, Taiwan offers an up-and-coming talent pool that even Google and Microsoft already began investing in a few years ago. In 2013, the United States tech giant, Google, opened a data centre on the island and welcomed more than 2,000 engineers in Taiwan five years later as part of its acquisition of the HTC smartphone design division. The same year, Google announced plans to hire more tech talents in Taiwan. Furthermore, Google and other tech giants keep coming back to Taiwan because it offers businesses a relatively low-cost but highly educated space for research and development in Asia.

Highly Educated Candidates

Taiwan offers a highly-educated, tech-minded pool of talents with over 10,000 computer science and IT graduates annually. To meet the rising demands of the tech industry, each Taiwanese university is given a quota to churn out approximately 100 master’s and PhD students annually. Furthermore, the Ministry of Science and Technology will fund institutions targeting sectors such as information and digital technology, renewable energy, cybersecurity, and more.

Linguistic Advantages

While English may not be the main linguistic asset Taiwanese tech talents have to offer – that would be Mandarin. With over 10% of the world population speaking Mandarin, Taiwan’s official language provides global businesses looking to expand the upper hand.

But the country has not forgotten about the English Language either. Even though Taiwan may not boast the levels of English fluency and proficiency found in areas like Singapore or Hong Kong, but the local government has implemented a Billingual Nation 2030 policy with the aim of significantly improving proficiency and boosting the competitiveness of the younger generation in Taiwan.

Emerging Tech Hubs In Taiwan

Having a strong reputation for technological innovation, it is no surprise that Taiwan has become a popular hub for large tech companies worldwide. The growing tech scene in Taiwan is also leading the way for other international businesses and startups to create attractive job opportunities for local talents to learn and grow.

And coexisting with Taiwan’s progressive and dynamic workforce are shared office spaces designed to drive productivity.

What Is A Coworking Space?

Coupled with technological advancements and the modernisation of the corporate world, remote and flexible working is becoming more common. Coworking spaces are not just limited to entrepreneurs or freelancers. Instead, they have become a thriving ecosystem involving remote enterprise teams, established companies in private offices, budding tech startups in brainstorming areas, and many more.

Here, we look at the benefits of coworking spaces and their facilities:

1. Remote Access

With coworking spaces like JustCo dotting cities worldwide, the freedom and flexibility to plug in at any time and location proves to be a significant draw for many coworking professionals. Plus, employers worldwide can choose to hire the best talent, regardless of location, without forking out relocation costs or fearing the disconnection their remote employees may feel. All of these are what make hiring Taiwanese remote tech talents attractive.

2. Brings Structure To Your Employees’ Work Day

For most, remote working could mean spending the day at home alone as they get through the day. This results in minimal structure and can have your employees working long past the time they should have clocked off. Coworking spaces provide remote workers with the structure to their day – a place to arrive every morning and leave once the work day is done. In turn, this can help prevent the unbidden creep of work life into their personal time and keeps their mental health in check.

3. Enhanced Productivity

Typically, coworking spaces blend a range of work environments to cater to different work styles. Coworking spaces are optimised for productivity by offering more variety than your traditional office whilst providing better structure compared with work-from-home setups. You and your team may find progress coming easily within intentionally designed spaces, while a fully-stocked pantry, background music, natural light, and moderated air temperatures help keep you energised.

Find A Shared Office Space To Meet Your Business Needs

Not all three coworking advantages listed above may apply to you personally. But, no matter your business needs, flexibility is at the heart of coworking spaces – you can always personalise the experience to fit your team.

Whether you are an entrepreneur looking for investors or a tech giant looking for remote talents in Taiwan to join your ever-growing team, there is no doubt that coworking spaces are incubators for fresh opportunities. JustCo Taiwan’s vibrant shared offices help increase employees’ productivity whilst helping your business foster new connections. With four shared offices across Hsinchu and Taipei in Taiwan, JustCo Taiwan provides many businesses and remote workers with the flexibility to scale operations as you see fit.

Contact us to book a tour today to find out more!

How Workspace Design Supports Productivity

When most people think about the relationship between work and productivity, the first thing that comes to mind is the type of work being done. But there’s another critical factor to consider: the workplace itself.

No one ever expects their office to be their biggest distraction. In fact, the way we design our workspaces can have a significant impact on our productivity. Yet, so many of us find ourselves constantly battling against the piles of papers, the never-ending emails, and the general sense of chaos that pervades our working environment.

By taking three simple steps to organise and optimise your office space, you can set yourself up for success.

How To Create A Productive Workspace 

Studies have shown that the right mix of layout, lighting and colour as well as furniture in the modern shared office space can boost productivity and encourage greater collaboration.

1. Layout of the coworking and office space

The layout of a workspace can influence how productive we are. A study found that employees who had access to both private and shared modern office spaces were more productive than those who only had access to one or the other.

The key is to strike a balance between collaboration and privacy, allowing employees to control their surroundings and minimise distractions. Having access to both types of space gives employees greater control over their work environment, which can lead to increased productivity.

For example, private spaces like JustCo Australia’s meeting rooms provide a place for workers to focus on their work without distractions. Meanwhile, public spaces allow for collaboration and social interaction, which can help to generate new ideas and solutions. 

2. Lighting and colour of the modern shared office space

Other than layout, good lighting is also essential for any workspace, but it’s crucial for office settings. Studies have shown that workers who have access to natural light in their office space are more productive than those who don’t.

One way to ensure that your office has good lighting is to design the space with natural light in mind. For example, you can use light-coloured paint on the walls and ceiling to reflect light and make the space feel brighter. You can also invest in task lights for individual workstations. These lights provide focused illumination that can help reduce eye strain and headaches. You can even improve the ambient lighting in your office by adding mirrors or installing dimmer switches.

By working with JustCo Australia’s in-house design team, businesses can ensure that their workspaces are both on brand and conducive to productivity. We have various options, such as private offices for smaller companies or enterprise suites for larger businesses.

3. Furniture in the coworking and office space

Ergonomic furniture is designed to help people work more efficiently. For example, a good chair can help you to maintain good posture and minimise discomfort, while a standing desk can help to combat fatigue.

When employees are not worrying about pain or discomfort, they can devote all their energy to their tasks. JustCo Australia provides high quality and ergonomic furniture like steelcase chairs for all our members by reducing stress and stress on the body, promoting correct posture and improving circulation.

Create A More Productive Coworking Office Space With JustCo Australia

By considering how workspace design can support productivity, we can create environments that encourage us to be our best selves.

Why not consider renting an office space at a coworking centre? At JustCo Australia, we provide our members with an all-access membership in Melbourne and Sydney at premium business locations. Even better, enjoy the convenience of having direct access to different train stations and trams. Our customisable office layout, furnishings, and accessories can help you create an environment that is both comfortable and conducive to work.

Get in touch with us to learn more.

3 Reasons Why Enterprises Need Coworking Spaces

The traditional office space is rapidly evolving in Australia, with cubicles giving way to open floor plans, employees increasingly working remotely, and the rise of flexible workspaces.

A flexible workspace, also known as a coworking centre, is a type of office space that can adapt to businesses and employees’ changing needs. It is usually furnished with a mix of private offices, individual workstations, meeting rooms, and common areas.

These workspaces can be rented by the day, week, or month from the providers, with a variety of amenities such as WiFi, printers, and pantries. They are often located in central business districts in Australia, making them convenient for meeting clients or attending business lunches.

For large businesses, flexible workspaces can be a cost-effective way to provide workstations for employees in different parts of the country or world. For employees, flexible workspaces offer the opportunity to network with other professionals and access a variety of amenities that can boost productivity.

Here are the three main benefits of flexible workspaces for large enterprises in Australia.

1. Increased Productivity

One of the greatest benefits of coworking  and shared office spaces is that employees can get more work done. When workers have the freedom to choose their work environment, they are more likely to be comfortable and focused, leading to higher productivity levels.

Some workspaces like JustCo Australia even provide members with the ability to design their own work environment. This allows them to create a setting conducive to their individual needs and work styles, which leads to higher levels of productivity.

Flexible workspace providers often also have a variety of amenities such as pantries and breakout rooms that can further boost productivity. For example, there is even an in-house café in JustCo’s coworking space at William Street.

2. Enhanced Creativity 

Other than increased productivity, a wider range of working options can encourage greater collaboration between employees. This type of environment has been shown to promote creativity and innovation, giving employees the freedom to move around and mix with different people.

For example, with event spaces, comfortable lounge areas, and dedicated spaces for meeting and brainstorming at JustCo Australia, there is greater social interaction and networking amongst employees, which can lead to the exchange of new ideas.

It can also help to boost morale and build team spirit as employees feel more engaged with their work. Members can even tap JustCo’s 100,000 members-strong business network, connecting with each other to share ideas, network, and collaborate on projects.

3. Greater Flexibility

Flexible workspaces providers offer a high degree of freedom, which is appealing to many workers who appreciate being able to control their own schedules. Employees have greater opportunities to work in the way that suits them best, whether that means working from home or in a different location in Australia altogether.

Get the Flexibility You Need With JustCo Australia’s Coworking Spaces

Enterprises today are under pressure to do more with less. They need to be agile and adapt to changing markets and customer needs. That’s why more and more of them are turning to flexible workspace providers that bring a lot of benefits.

As the workplace continues to evolve, these coworking and shared office spaces in Australia are likely to become an increasingly popular option for businesses and employees alike.

Whether you’re looking for a place to conduct business meetings or simply want to get some work done in a new setting, a flexible workspace provider like JustCo Australia can offer the perfect solution, with an all-access membership to over 40 locations in Melbourne and Sydney.

Get in touch with us to find out more. Check out our social media pages like Facebook/Meta and Instagram to keep up with our latest updates!

Mental Health: How Workspaces Affect Employees’ Well-Being

The nature of work has evolved considerably in recent years, with workers and businesses increasingly recognising the need for positive mental well-being. Although drive and productivity are required to reach the pinnacle of any industry, it doesn’t have to come at the cost of employee personal health.

Businesses that view their workers as human beings find that achieving their goals is more than possible, as their employees feel treated with respect and get the rest they need. The design of workspaces is significant in this equation, with the advantages of coworking spaces having a big impact on the future of work.

Importance Of Mental Health In The Workplace

Over the last couple of decades, businesses have learned to appreciate that physical health matters to their employees’ productivity. This means many now offer their workers free healthy lunch options, discounted gym memberships and other perks that enhance efficiency and focus.

However, in recent times, mental well-being has become a vital part of the conversation. Although the above measures help employees in numerous ways, other aspects like a supportive work environment, workplace get-togethers and confidential in-house counselling staff also improve business outcomes.

According to research from the World Economic Forum, every dollar spent on producing a positive workplace for mental health results in a four times increase in return on investment. So, not only is caring for your team’s mental health good for them, but it also helps your business gain an advantage in a competitive industry.

How to Create a Workspace That Promotes Employee Well-Being

Creating a healthy workplace means planning and executing a positive mental health strategy. Alongside exercise classes, support staff and more, you must carefully decide how to design your workspace.

With the ideal workplace leading to reduced absenteeism, increased employee engagement and group productivity, the environment where your employees’ work can make a big difference to their personal and professional success.

So, what do you need to consider?

1. Physical environment

Workplaces must be easy to operate from to foster positive mental health. That means they must be clean and comfortable, with break-out areas for your workers to get away from their computers from time to time. There should also be plenty of fresh air and natural light to keep your employees feeling connected with the outside world. For example, JustCo King Street  is located right between the sprawling greenery of Hyde Park and the waterfront of Tumbalong Bay. The biggest advantage of this coworking space is its incredible, calming views for any worker to rest and recharge.

2. Layout of your space

The layout of your office is also crucial. A cramped and overbearing space is bound to leave workers mentally and physically exhausted by day’s end. However, a thoughtfully designed coworking space is advantageous as employees can comfortably engage with team members and get a moment’s peace, resulting in a more positive mental well-being.

3. Furniture and equipment

Employees need the right equipment to work productively. Ergonomic furniture and adjustable workstations ensure they don’t experience common workplace injuries, while noise-cancelling headphones minimise distractions. Alongside thoughtful, pleasant touches like plants, social games and healthy snacks, employees find spending time in the office much easier, which in turn promotes better mental health.

Make Mental Health a Priority in the Workplace With JustCo Australia

JustCo Australia‘s modern coworking spaces, private offices and enterprise suites prioritise employee mental health. Featuring the advantages your team needs to thrive, workers getting down to business in our warmly decorated spaces will bask in natural light flooding in through floor-to-ceiling windows.

Meanwhile, our spaces are also equipped with outstanding end-of-line facilities so employees can exercise before, during and after work. Plus, our high-end hospitality amenities ensure they can grab a tasty bite to eat with their coworkers during their break.

Alongside comfortable and well-equipped meeting rooms and event spaces, JustCo Australia’s adaptable office spaces are perfect for businesses operating at every scale. Get in touch with our friendly team to discover more about our private offices and coworking spaces today.

The Business Landscape In Australia

The business landscape in Australia is highly competitive. With a strong economy and a well-educated workforce, companies in Australia have to be innovative and agile to succeed. In recent years, there has been a rise in the number of small businesses and startups as well as an increase in foreign investment, creating a dynamic and exciting business environment.

Australia offers incredible opportunities, with countless chances for established companies and budding entrepreneurs to build something special. Benefiting from a stable political climate, a high standard of living and a population of 25 million, numerous industries are looking to capitalise on this productive business landscape.

If your company wants to get involved, supporting your team with a wonderfully designed private office, enterprise suite or coworking space helps your organisation reach peak performance. Here, we delve into the trending industries carving out space in the Australian market and explore how JustCo Australia‘s solutions allow your business to thrive.

The Business Landscape: Trending Industries in Australia

The resources sector and construction industry have long dominated the Australian business landscape. However, several industries are now making waves and changing the business landscape across the country. Consider how a flexible workspace or serviced offices benefit organisations in these sectors.

1. Financial services

Although the financial services industry has been booming in Australia for some time, it’s expected to undergo an increasingly fast acceleration in the years ahead. With customers young and old making the most of digital banking and payments, traditional financial institutions are investing heavily in digital infrastructure to offer their customers a raft of convenient and easy-to-use services.

However, fintech start-ups are also becoming increasingly common in the space, constantly evolving the financial business landscape in Australia. With many of these organisations being agile by nature, shared office space provides numerous benefits that keep these start-ups moving forward. By making it simple to increase or decrease the scale of your business as required, meeting the demands of your operation becomes much simpler with a flexible workspace.

2. Tourism

The bustling Australian tourism industry is no secret, with stunning scenery and an alluring climate attracting millions of visitors from around the globe. Yet, following the troubling times caused by the pandemic, several new opportunities have emerged for businesses looking to build their reputations in the space.

Cultural tourism has experienced outstanding growth recently, with the country’s world-class arts and sporting sectors providing exciting possibilities for forward-thinking companies. Supported by an airy and inviting shared office space, you can foster seamless collaboration and stand out against the competition. There is definitely tremendous potential for tourism businesses to succeed in the Australian business landscape with the right strategy in place.

3. Healthcare

The healthcare sector is another trending industry ripe for growth in the years to come. With approximately 16% of Australia’s population aged 65 and older, this segment will increase the demand for high-quality healthcare services. With the pandemic causing unprecedented stress on the healthcare system, finding a better way to navigate such times is essential.

Virtual healthcare services like online consultations and digital diagnosis are also becoming increasingly common. The coworking spaces and flexible workspaces at JustCo Australia make it easy for healthcare companies to decentralise their operations and drive innovation. This way, you can work towards servicing the complex needs of patients in Australia and around the globe.

Drive Innovation With JustCo Australia’s Flexible Workspaces

The business landscape in Australia is highly diverse, with businesses ranging from small family-owned enterprises to large multinational corporations. JustCo Australia’s coworking spaces, private offices and enterprise suites help companies achieve their goals, no matter their industry. Whether you’re a budding tourism organisation or a digital-first medical service, having a flexible workspace that fosters productivity and performance is crucial to your success in this dynamic and competitive business landscape.

Our flexible workspaces are designed to meet the needs of modern companies and their workers. Featuring contemporary fit-outs, natural light, fresh air and plenty of space, getting your team to collaborate effectively is simple. Alongside high-tech meeting rooms, you can plan and execute your next project with ease.

In addition, JustCo Australia’s shared spaces and services offices feature excellent end-of-line facilities to enhance your workers’ physical and mental well-being. Meanwhile, hospitality features and event spaces ensure you develop a thriving organisation that competes with the best.

Get in touch with our friendly team now  to discover more about our flexible workspaces and serviced offices.

Easy Sustainable Practices For Small Businesses In Taiwan

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, many businesses in Taiwan have been forced to change the way they operate. Many companies have quickly adjusted their operational processes or adopted new technologies to keep up with sustainability standards while ensuring profitability for their shareholders.

With sustainability becoming a top priority for many businesses in recent years, many businesses have to consider the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors that can impact their business. This is attributed to consumers’ inclination toward purchasing products from brands committed to using natural resources.

While enterprise businesses can take climate action by setting net-zero targets and calculating their carbon emissions, these are still goals that could seem a little too big for small businesses. However, if you are a small business owner, you can still do your part to incorporate sustainability and climate action into your own work culture. Read below for some ideas you can adopt:

Tips For Sustainable Business Practices

1. Look For Opportunities To Reduce Electricity

Reducing the electricity needed to heat and cool your workspaces is a good start to tread more lightly on the planet. On the weekends, you can also reduce electricity consumption by turning off the power source for monitors or other electronic devices that are on standby mode. Take it a step further and make this a daily practice at the office and in your remote workspace or work-from-home setup.

2. Reduce Single-Use Items In The Workplace

From deforestation to excessive water use, did you know that paper-based single-use items have a detrimental impact on the environment? The office pantry or kitchen is always a good place to start when it comes to reducing single-use items like utensils, cups, plates, and more. You can encourage your team members to bring their mugs or utensils to reduce waste. At the same time, this also reduces the electricity and water consumption needed to clean these reusable items.

3. Reduce Emissions Through Commute

A 2020 study has shown that transportation and commute represent 25% of the world’s carbon emissions. Reducing and streamlining your own and your employees’ commutes can be an effective way of lowering your business’ carbon footprint.

For example, you can offer flexible work-from-home days or remote working schedules. On the days they have to go into the office, you can encourage them to walk or take public transportation.

Top Benefits of Sustainable Business Practices

Besides doing good for the environment, adopting sustainable business practices can also bring about other tangible and immediate benefits:

1. Reduced Costs

Practising sustainable business practices can help your business save money in different ways. For instance, implementing energy-efficient measures can significantly reduce your company’s energy bills.

2. Increased Profits

As mentioned above, consumers are becoming more conscious of the products and services they purchase. Implementing sustainable business practices can help a brand improve its public image, in turn, leading to increased sales, profits, as well as market shares. Coupled with the lower overhead costs, your company may begin to see an increase in profits. Furthermore, adopting sustainable practices also helps your brand improve its reputation with stakeholders in the community.

3. Greater Employee Satisfaction

Aside from profits, sustainable small business employees are happier and more motivated to work. This leads to a more productive workforce while at the same time lowering employee turnover rates. Sustainable businesses tend to provide healthier work environments with natural lighting, a fully stocked pantry, and ergonomic furniture. All of these things can help reduce stress and improve overall employee morale.

JustCo Taiwan Supports Environmental Sustainability 

In conclusion, small businesses concerned about their environmental impact often make better business decisions to help save the company money and increase profits.

Offering shared office spaces with natural lighting, good ventilation, and a suite of coworking space

services, JustCo Taiwan helps boost productivity and your employees’ morale – all whilst keeping your business aligned with its sustainability goals.

If your business is in the market for office space, choosing a location close to public transportation is a guaranteed winning strategy. With three shared office spaces in Taipei and one coworking space in Hsinchu, JustCo Taiwan is conveniently located in Taipei’s bustling central business districts and the premier office areas of Zhongshan and Songshan districts. This makes commuting to and fro the office easier as your employees do not have to travel long distances, reducing your business’ carbon footprint.

Book a tour at any of our shared office locations to find out how we can take you a step closer to your sustainability goals.