A good coworking space stands for cooperation, collaboration, and social connection. A new age space for the ‘Digital Nomads’, these office spaces has come as a breather for various startups as well as independent businesses, giving them the enthusiasm and the motivation to take their business to the next level. Business workspaces combine the freedom of working for yourself as well as allows you to find coworkers who are worth working with.
A coworking space is more about the culture and less about the physical space. Though all the facilities and comfort that these workspaces provide are essential, building a good rapport with your coworkers is equally important.
Here are some ways that will help you build a good rapport and nurture your relationship with your coworkers.
1. Practice Common Work Etiquettes
A simple hi, hello, good morning or just a smile can work wonders when it comes to building a good relationship with your coworker. There is nothing weirder than greeting a coworker with a friendly smile and not being acknowledged for it at all. Isn’t it? A simple exchange of smile or a ‘hi’ can be your first step to form a healthy workplace.
2. Don’t Miss Events at Your Coworking Space
Almost all shared office spaces organize various events to encourage connection and networking with fellow entrepreneurs, freelancers, and other independent professionals. Take full advantage of this opportunity to interact with a like-minded group of people and exchange knowledgeable ideas.
3. Lunch Sessions
Coworkers who eat together, grow together. The old school method of bringing people together is always over food. Take some time out and join your fellow coworkers in the lunch area. A quick chat across the table can lead to a fruitful partnership.
4. Convey Your Values
Your values, your work ethics are important to you and conveying them to others can lead towards a positive work environment. Don’t be afraid of being yourself, many people appreciate that. Lots of useful relationships are built out of trust, the same values, believes, and not just over a cup of coffee.
5. Colleagues, Not Coworkers
See your fellow coworkers as an extension of your team. Don’t be the workaholic one and lock yourself in an office. Take a break, talk to your neighbors, and see what they are up to, similar to what you would have done in a traditional office space. Some talks here and there will not harm. Sometimes a personal connection can also help you in the professional front.
At Gopalan Coworks, we work towards a healthy and productive workplace that allows you to focus on your passion and immerse in your dream.