5 Benefits of Satellite Coworking Spaces

Date: Mon Sep 12 Author: Chelliah Nakeeran

Now that more companies are pivoting to a hybrid model, employers and employees are turning to coworking spaces that provide amenities and facilities you would expect from a fully-functional office.

Another trend we’re seeing is that companies are taking advantage of the benefits of Satellite coworking spaces. This makes a lot of sense for a lot of employees.

Rather than simply relocating your office from a traditional rented space and moving into a coworking office in a central location, utilising coworking spaces as satellite offices gives your staff more convenience and flexibility.

Avoiding Long Commutes

A Flexjobs survey revealed that 65% of UK employees sent home to work remotely during the pandemic do not want to return to the office. Avoiding the commute was cited as the leading reason.

Satellite offices mean your employees have a shorter commute. That means they save time and money, but not only that, sitting in traffic jams can be frustrating for some people, especially when they’re busy or just want to get home.

Avoiding long commutes improves the mental health of your employees – both in the workplace and at home with their families. When people are less stressed and frustrated, they have more energy and a better frame of mind to focus on their job.

Lower Carbon Footprint of Your Business

Shorter commutes also mean your employees – and thus your business as a whole – uses less fuel. This lowers your carbon footprint which translates into a higher ESG rating (Environment, Sustainability and Governance).

Access Multiple Meeting Rooms

Some days, finding a meeting room can be a real pain. What’s more, if you’re on a fixed-term contract in a coworking space that includes meeting rooms, you’re paying for office space that you’re not always using. That’s money you could be putting to good use.

BluDesks solve two problems. We provide coworking space that you rent by the hour. You simply block out the time and pay for the appropriate hourly rate. So that saves you money.

In addition, we provide access to multiple coworking spaces, you have multiple options to find an appropriate meeting room that fulfils your needs – even for impromptu, last-minute meetings.

Help To Improve Employee Wellbeing

Another key insight to come out of the draconian lockdowns was how employees felt isolated and lonely. The fact of the matter is that some people (extroverts) need to be around their colleagues for company. It’s not a coincidence that anxiety and depression cases went up during the pandemic.

Satellite offices help to nurture the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of employees. Simply being around other people and interacting with colleagues helps to improve mood and establish a bond.

Supports Culture, Collaboration and Cohesion of Teams

Satellite offices make it easier for colleagues that live in the same part of the city to congregate in an office that is conveniently situated closer to their home. Adopting dedicated coworking spaces as satellite offices, you can maintain your company culture and facilitate collaboration and cohesion.

Are You Paying For 30 Days of Shared Office Space And Only Working 10?

Date: Mon Aug 1 Author: Chelliah Nakeeran

Coworking spaces have proven to be extremely advantageous in helping businesses to navigate the various stages of the pandemic. Enterprises switching to a hybrid model in the post-pandemic era will continue to reap the benefits.

However, spending money on coworking spaces is not all roses and champagne. The vast majority of shared office providers lock users into fixed-term contracts – which means you usually pay for space and amenities you’re not using.

Our data shows that most companies adopting the hybrid model spend, on average, about 10 days a month in the office. This figure is calculated from the number of hours users are physically present in the space they are paying for.

When you’re locked into a fixed-term contract you pay for 30 days a month no matter what. And coworking space contracts include broadband, various office facilities and any additional services you may have requested.

When you do the maths, it’s clear to see that businesses are overspending. In the current financial climate, throwing money at 20 days of nothing is a waste of resources you could put to better use.

Pay-As-You-Use Coworking Spaces

Today’s workers want flexibility and cost-effective solutions. For a company that has switched to hybrid working, pay-as-you-use coworking spaces tick all the boxes.

The pay-as-you-use coworking space model allows you to book office space and amenities by the hour. All you have to do is book the amount of time you want to spend in the office – and that’s all you pay for.

This high level of flexibility enables office managers to manage costs accurately. You can still accommodate staff members that are due in the office on any given day – but, crucially, you’re not overpaying for space.

Bludesks also takes flexibility one step further. We provide our users with a global pass which you can use to book office space anywhere in the world – with a single membership.

With BluDesks, you only ever need to log in and browse one website to get access to multiple private offices, hot desks and meeting rooms. This also means your employees can work in an office environment that is closer to their home – which is better for their pocket and your ESG rating.

BluDesks Membership Pass

We don’t see the sense in forcing businesses and freelancers to pay for coworking space and amenities they are not using. It’s not fair on our clients – and you could use that money to help grow your business.

Our model is designed to make finding coworking office spaces, fast, convenient and easy. It also enables you to avoid paying for office space and amenities you’re not using.

The BluDesks personal membership and corporate membership passes give you instant access to thousands of coworking in one easy-to-use platform. You can book through our website or mobile app and pay-as-you-go. It’s that simple.

Quiet Meeting Rooms – They’re Better Than Noisy Coffee Shops

Date: Tue Mar 8 Author: Chelliah Nakeeran

The workplace has experienced massive upheavals of late. And the ‘new normal” looks set to continue. According to a report published by McKinsey, 63% of businesses plan to continue remote working, either fully or by adopting a hybrid model. 

Whilst working from home has advantages for some people, for others, it can be a distraction. Consequently, remote workers looking for a change of scenery by working in cafes. 

However, there are arguably more problems in cafes than at home. You’re not guaranteed a seat in a coffee shop and if you connect to the internet there’s no guarantee the connection is stable or secure.

Holding a zoom meeting in a cafe can also be distracting for other people. When there is music playing and the drone of conversation in the background, it’s not always easy for people to concentrate or hear what is being said.

Meeting up with colleagues and team members also throws up the same challenges. For example, it’s common for regional sales teams and operations staff to hold meetings in cafes – only to find they’re too crowded, noisy and messy. 

Staying focused in a cafe is fine when people are working on their own. It’s easier to turn your attention towards your work and shut out background noise when you’re on your own. But trying to listen to what someone is saying when there are conversations on surrounding tables vying for attention challenges people’s ability to stay focused and connected. 

Book quiet meeting rooms

If cafe-based meetings are not working out for you, why not book a quiet meeting room in a co-working space. With BluDesks, you can book a wide range of meetings room all over London, the UK and the world in a matter of clicks. 

With a network of co-working spaces offering affordable meeting rooms all in one place, finding a meeting room in a convenient location is simple. It takes a matter of minutes to find, choose and book a meeting room through our website or app. 

There is also a wider choice of meeting rooms to accommodate all types of meetings. We have small meeting rooms for one-to-one or brainstorming in small groups or large meeting rooms that enable you to fit in the entire team. 

If you’re hosting clients or delivering a presentation, you will be able to find meeting rooms in London that are fully equipped with whiteboards, projectors, TV/audio equipment and various sockets. 

BluDesks also provide a flexible service that keeps your budget in mind. You can book meeting rooms by the hour so you only pay for the time you use them. 

Our pay-as-you-go and meet-up anywhere model has proven to be highly popular with businesses that deploy distributed workforces. It’s convenient, cost-effective and constructive. 

With a single BluDesk Pass you have access to over 1500 meeting rooms the world over, and hundreds of quiet meeting rooms in London. Check out the meeting rooms you can choose from here and book a quiet space for your next meeting today.