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Smart Mobility And Digital Wayfinding For CoWorking Offices
The growth of shared, flexible urban workspaces for start-ups and SMEs is now a very visible feature of British cities. In London there were around 132 co-working operators in 2014, and this has grown to over 150 in 2018, with 7.5% of all leases in 2017 taken up by co-working operators. Indeed, more than 21% of all commercial offices leases in Central London in 2017 were for co-working spaces.
The Harvard Business Review studied the co-working phenomenon to try to understand why people thrive more in such spaces when compared to people who work in regular offices. They identified the following three key features:
People who use co-working spaces see their work as meaningful. Unlike a traditional office, co-working spaces consist of members who work for a range of different companies, ventures and projects. Because there is little direct competition or internal politics they don’t feel they have to put on a work persona to fit in. Working amidst people doing different kinds of work can make one’s own work identity stronger. Meaning may also come from working in a culture where it is the norm to help each other out.
People have more job control. Co-Working spaces are usually available 24/7, people can choose to when and how to work, within a framework that allows them to structure their personal and professional lives to achieve the greatest level of productivity.
People feel part of a community. Connections with others are a big reason why people pay to work in a communal space, as opposed to working from home for free or renting a nondescript office. Co-working spaces expend great effort in developing their own vibe to help cultivate a unique experience that meets the needs of their respective members.
Perhaps the most important facet of the co-working revolution is the sense that members are joining up to a social movement. The ‘Co-Working Manifesto’, an online document signed by more than 1,700 operators identifies the values of this movement as ‘Community, Collaboration, Learning and Sustainability’.
‘Coworking is redefining the way we do work. Inspired by the participatory culture of the open source movement and the empowering nature of IT, we are building a more sustainable future.’
Co-working as a social movement; helping to build a smarter world, supporting sustainable development and with socially inclusive values is a pretty cool motivating factor for members. As part of this mission, co-working operators should actively encourage the use of smart, sustainable forms of transit.
Sustainable Travel Maps For Corporate Offices
Include Custom Sustainable Transport Maps
created by Pindar Creative or other PassageWay partners.
Of course, the promotion of sustainable transport is not confined to co-working spaces. Forward thinking organisations, large and small, recognise the importance of encouraging staff and visitors to access sustainable transport when travelling from the workplace. PassageWay works with specialist mapping suppliers including Pindar Creative, who create bespoke sustainable transport maps for organisations. We are able to incorporate these sustainable transport maps into PassageWay signs alongside bespoke branding and unique data feeds.
Clients Outside London and Internationally
We are available to support corporates, co-working operators and workplaces, their architects and agencies throughout the UK and Internationally. We undertake data evaluations as the first step to ensure that PassageWay is a suitable solution. Working with specialist wayfinding consultancies, mapping providers and branding agencies we deliver unique solutions to meet specific requirements.
What Does It Cost?
We provide standard ad-free real-time Smart Mobility and Digital Wayfinding signs in London from £30 plus VAT per month. Alternatively, if you are happy to have commercial mobility data shown alongside public transport data then we are able to provide standard signs free of charge. For workplaces outside of London we will undertake an initial data analysis to ensure that PassageWay is a suitable solution. For bespoke branding, custom content integration and unique data integration we charge a one-off project fee followed by the standard licence fee upon go-live.
Have A Specific Workplace Project In Mind
If you have a specific workplace project in mind please use the contact form below or call Chris Johns on 07785 996 472.