Coworking Spaces: The Best Way to Support Your Team’s Mental Health

The global COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly changed the way we live and work. Work-from-home arrangements have been brought into practice for millions of employees worldwide to curb the spread of the virus. As part of Japan’s virus mitigation efforts, companies are increasingly encouraged to allow employees to work remotely.

However, that too can come with its own challenges. For employees working from home, having to juggle work responsibilities and family commitments can be a struggle. As such, home may not be the most conducive environment when it comes to meeting daily work deliverables. Combined with the limited social interaction, some may find it harder to adapt to the new normal. This can eventually take a toll on anyone’s mental health and impact their productivity at work. In fact, as social and economic isolation continues to grow, working women and single mothers are the most at risk of mental health issues.

It can, however, be hard to tell who needs the support. During this time, it is crucial to take action and bolster against the negative impacts of working from home. As a start, you can be proactive in reaching out to your employees on a regular basis. You can do so by scheduling daily or weekly meetings with the rest of the team to maintain communication via video conferencing. Most importantly, this provides you the opportunity to check in with them and ensure everyone is managing well at home.

When the office and home environments do not serve as viable options for work, it is a good time to consider leveraging JustCo coworking spaces to complement company processes.

Understanding the Impact of the Pandemic

In an effort to combat the loneliness and isolation that stem from the pandemic, the government set up a new office in February 2021 to reach out to those who are suffering. Still, the increasing number of calls to mental health hotlines makes it a prevalent issue for companies themselves to offer help to affected employees. As employers, it is important to understand how you can help your employees stay mentally well throughout their workday, whether at home or in the office.

Start Prioritising Mental Wellness with Coworking Spaces

Conveniently situated in prime business districts, your employees can easily come from anywhere in Tokyo such as Shimbashi and Roppongi to our JustCo shared office spaces and start working. From JustCo .BASE in Toranomon to  JustCo at Shibuya Hikarie, our coworking spaces can provide a much-needed change of scenery for employees who are finding it difficult to work from home.

Shared office spaces can also come in handy for employees who miss face-to-face interaction at any point of time. Besides working alongside fellow colleagues, our coworking spaces offer a safe environment to make valuable connections with other like-minded individuals. In addition to the increased social interaction, there are countless benefits to coworking spaces when compared to traditional offices, such as increased cost savings and flexibility in space.

Starting with a JustDesk Unlimited plan from ¥ 68,600 per month, your employees can enjoy 24/7 access to any JustCo hot-desk areas when required. With attractive member perks and in-house services, your company can make the most of coworking spaces.

Additionally, should senior staff need to conduct any in-person training for newcomers, they can opt for meeting rooms available for rental. With a dedicated place for work, coworking spaces can ultimately help your employees adjust to remote work-life better and continue bringing out the best in them.

Set Your Business Up for Success with JustCo

When your employees are struggling with mental health issues, it can be difficult for them to continue working as usual. It is thus crucial to recognise that mental well-being and productivity are interlinked. Taking care of your employees’ well-being can not only play a part in high job satisfaction but it will also be beneficial to your business as you continue to adapt to hybrid work arrangements. Here at JustCo Japan, you can find coworking spaces that support your team during these uncertain times. To get started, explore our wide range of flexible rental plans available for businesses of all sizes today.

Feel free to reach out to our team at JustCo to learn more about our coworking spaces and solutions in Japan!