Author: Elena Goldsborough

Co-Working Space in Offices

Co-working space

The business world has been praising the success of co-working space in offices. Indeed, they have many benefits for dynamic companies. Co-working space promotes teamwork, healthy work relationships, and assists with company office costs.

Collaboration in the Workplace

Ah, teamwork! This dreaded activity is one that everyone can relay a horror story on. Indeed, many businesses have a difficult time promoting collaboration through teamwork among their employees. One sublet tactic for promoting teamwork is creating a co-working space within your office. It allows your employees to see the work others are doing and potentially offer assistance. As the saying goes, “Two heads are better than one.” If co-working space promotes collaboration, then it is pivotal to provide this to your staff.

Healthy Work Relationships

Co-working space can also foster healthy work relationships. These spaces promote interaction among your employees. Spending positive time with one’s coworkers can assist with employee retention and an optimistic company culture. Employees are more likely to be satisfied with their work if they have workplace friends. Who wants to come to work and feel like a stranger among their colleagues? Answer: No one …

Cost Effective Co-Working Space

Having multiple offices or cubicle for your employee is not a cost-effective use of office space for most businesses. Not only is this practice stifling to your employees’ potential collaboration, but it is also costly. Co-working space has the potential to require less construction and costly cubicle walls. Instead, allow your office to breath well protecting your profit margin. Another benefit for businesses is telecommuting employees can utilize the co-working space, during the times you briefly need them in the office.

If your business is in the market for High-end office or co-working space, give Officense a call! We provide all inclusive business facilities with fully furnished dedicated and a la carte office space, as well as conference rooms by the hour. Give us a call at (410)- 814-7500 to schedule your tour of our downtown location, today!

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Furnishing

Furnishing Your Business

Furnishing a business office can be a cumbersome task. There is choosing the right pieces, purchasing, transporting, assembling, and placement. All of the steps can be time-consuming and costly to a new company. However, high-end furnishing will provide numerous benefits to your company.

Business Appearance

If correctly chosen, your business clients will be impressed with your taste in design. When clients walk into your office they should feel an air of professionalism and class.  If you walked into a business with some shabby furnishings, no doubt you would think twice before working with that company! A client will gauge your company on appearance, furniture says a lot.

Furnishing for Employees

Another added bonus is the morale of your employees. For example, simply providing top quality desk chair will provide a more comfortable and healthy working environment. Another benefit could be promoting collaboration amongst your employees. Having low cubicle walls or none at all will assist in building a team environment. There are numerous other benefits of a tastefully furnished office, but I know what you are thinking: How much is this going to cost me?

Indeed, office furniture is not a cheap expense for any business. Your solution should be Officense. We provide high-end business facilities with fully furnished dedicated and a la carte office space, as well as conference rooms by the hour. Given us a call at (410)- 814-7500 to schedule your tour our downtown location, today!

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Today, we should all express our gratitude to the Administrative Professionals in our lives. Secretaries, Executive Assistants, and Administrative Assistants are the grease on the wheels of any company. As gatekeepers of the business world, they answer your calls, plan your trips, greet your clients, and so much more.

As any business professional knows, administrative guidance is crucial to a company. Remember all the times your Administrative Professional has kept you on schedule or handled an important matter while you were otherwise occupied. Staff appreciation is key to employee retention, so today call the florist, book a day at the spa, or plan a party in honor of your company’s Administrative Professionals.

Every business could benefit from an Administrative Professional. If your company is lacking one, consider Officense! We have fully trained Executive Assistants to answer your business calls, handle your mail, greet your clients, and a whole lot more! Call Officense today, at (410) 814-7500, to schedule a tour of our facilities and meet your new Executive Assistants.

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work life balance

In recent years, employee work-life balance has become an important focus in the business world. However, many employers worry about creating policies which promote work-life balance. They think, “who is going to cover these hours?” or, “I cannot have my support staff absent all the time!” Perhaps, you have had these very thoughts when employees request time off.

Despite what you may think, work-life balance can have tremendous positive benefits for both a company and their employees. A stressed employee is an unhappy employee and an unhappy employee is most likely job hunting. We all know the hiring and training process is costly for any business. Why not implement policy in your business to promote work like balance? For example, flexible work hour options have been proven to increase employee retention by 89% in 2012 by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).  Another option is offering telecommuting hours for your staff. They do not necessarily need to be in the workplace daily. Wouldn’t you like to work from the comfort of your own home? Think of the money your company could save! If you have few employees working from the office, then you could have a smaller more affordable office space, ergo lower rent. Indeed, both employees and employers could benefit from flexible hours or telecommuting.

Officense has the toolkit needed to assist you with creating work-life balance at your company. For example, our fully trained Executive Assistants can continue to live-answer your business calls even if you or your support staff leave the office at 3:30 pm! Your clients will feel satisfied speaking with a real person and not some pre-recorded automatic answering machine. We can even answer your calls and have them transferred to any number you request, so you can speak with clients, regardless of your location.  Lets talk about how you can save money and create a work-life balance for you and your staff.  Call Officense today at 410-814-7500.