A Hybrid approach to work, works, here’s why…

Office buildings now sitting empty for months on end, and it is becoming clear that things may not be going back to how they used to be. Competitive employers are already planning what happens next.

When it comes to the now, new way of working – for employees, it’s all about having options. Sometimes, this will mean a trip into the old office (if it’s still there). Other times, it’ll be about slogging through in a makeshift home office. But increasingly, we have seen a third, purpose-built workspace emerging as a better-than-the-best-of-both-worlds option that makes new levels of productivity and work-life balance possible, while slashing company overhead.

Perceptive employers know just how valuable the flexibility of a dedicated workspace is for employees today – and how a hybrid approach to work lets employees:

Perceptive employers have realised just how valuable the flexibility of a dedicated workspace can be.

– and how a hybrid approach to work lets employees:

How does a hybrid approach benefit employees?

  1. Reconvene the tribe

One thing missing from the work-from-home model, it’s that water-cooler chatter. Water cooler chat existed well before the invention of the water cooler, and for good reason—it gives humans a much-needed break from the next task. It spawns new ways of thinking and builds company culture.

  1. Prioritize productivity

The right environment has the power to make people happy – and when people are happy, they do their best work. From easy collaboration to heads-down, distraction-free working, to the lost art of meeting new people – a modern workspace is as much about the feeling it creates as the work it enables.

  1. Keeping safe

Workplace wellness used to be a buzzword, but today, it’s an absolute must-have across the board. High-end premium air filtration systems, cleanliness stations and desk dividers keep everyone safe. Dedicated workspaces are leading the charge in prioritizing the health and wellness of workers.

  1. Work-life balance

In an office-first model, people are expected to be on the clock between 9 am and 5 pm every workday. In a hybrid work model, employees have more flexibility to get work done when and where they’re most productive. Let’s face it, in the current state of the world, forcing everyone back into 9-to-5 is going to be a big ask. Trust is implicit in letting employees choose how and where they’ll work.

  1. Keeping top talent

It’s no secret that the better the perks, the more likely companies are to attract and retain top talent. Offering flexibility-based benefits will set forward-thinking employers apart. In a recent January 2022 survey, the majority of employees (63%) say flexibility would make them feel more empowered.

  1. Truly feel seen

Every employee is different. Whether their living situation makes working from home a challenge, or truly inspires productivity. As you continue to build a hybrid workplace that’s ideal for your company, remember to gather employee feedback. Be sure to provide more than one way for employees to share their thoughts.

Honouring each individual with thoughtful options shows empathy and makes employees feel seen and appreciated – keeping them motivated for the long haul.

  1. Lead the way

Figuring out how to hybrid is far from straightforward. By supporting bold, new ways of collaborating, employers are enabling entirely new workstreams. Trailblazing teams and innovative workflows are sure to yield amazing results we can’t predict yet, and will set the stage for whatever comes next.

  1. Define boundaries

If you know what your boundaries are, you can be clear about what you want and what you don’t want. Remember that boundaries can also offer safety and clarity. Thoughtful employers are learning that employees need a safe, convenient workspace a few days a week, where they can collaborate, socialize, and be productive – and that lets them return home refreshed and recharged.

  1. Tools and Tech to stay connected

Sure, a lovely place to work is a fine perk – but without the technological infrastructure to drive productivity with flawless integration, it’s just another set of walls. From scheduling meeting spaces, to logging hours and internet that just works, tech makes all the difference and enables true employee autonomy.

  1. Trailblazing

Early adopters of coworking, remote work, and flexible arrangements have long known that being able to choose where and how they work makes a huge difference in job satisfaction and productivity. Today’s circumstances have brought this movement forward at lightning speed and have created a surge in demand across industries.

Co-Working Spaces vs Traditional Offices

“The rise of co-working spaces are interesting in that people are no longer going to accept working in a standard corporate space. Its rise signals the arrival of a more convivial and social workplace, with a blurring of retail, hospitality, food and office.” – Jeremy Myerson, WorkTech Academy.


With the growth in the number of startups and small/medium businesses, as well as freelancers, the demand is there, and the workspace industry is rising to meet it. These smaller businesses expect more from their work spaces than what a traditional or serviced office can provide, and the resulting benefits, in a pragmatic business sense and beyond, often make more flexible workspaces and coworking a far more appealing option.


Co-Working Spaces vs Traditional Offices

When you’re cooped up all day in a little box of a cubicle staring at another little box of a computer, the juices can stop flowing quite quickly. With nothing in sight but those incessantly grey walls and no way out, many often find themselves at a loss for words, a loss of motivation, and even sometimes a loss of happiness due to their work environment.

Offices seem to be designed only for productivity, fragmented bits of individual productivity completely separate from each other.

Contrarily, in a coworking space, you can collaborate with your coworkers, comfortably, with the latest in technology while sipping on freshly brewed coffee. For this reason, coworking spaces feel to be superior to everyday offices, as they positively reward productivity and collaboration.

Why Co-Working Spaces are best

The old way of working

  • Huge infrastructure cost, such as Wifi, Security, Electricity and utilities.
  • Can get really isolated in your own bubble.
  • See the same faces every day.
  • High Price point for Office Space Leasing.
  • High Cost in buying or leasing furniture, fit-out design and construction cost.
  • Risky long lease signups. Periods can range fro 3-9 years with a 6-month notice.
  • Not Highly sustainable unless made a specific company focus.
  • Offices emphasize individuals, working alone

The Genius Way of working

  •   Already working infrastructure included.
  • Co-Working is designed to spark creative collaboration bringing together a community with complementary skills or networking opportunities.
  • Reduced cost through shared amenities.
  • Fitout already done for you, and we maintain the furniture.
  • Flexible structure for growing companies as well as companies with fluctuating team sizes.
  • Sustainability through shared facilities and resources.
  • Co-Working Spaces Spark Energy & Creativity
  • Co-Working Spaces are often filled to the brim with hungry go-getters that have just started a business, just joined a business, or are looking for people who have just started businesses as mentees or partners. This should immediately put the idea into your mind that cross-business collaboration is key.

Come and visit our space, and experience for yourself, the energy in the room. It doesn’t feel like any normal office, where everyone’s patiently waiting around and counting down the seconds until 5 PM.

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