During our college days, almost every single one of us has thought of pursuing our future career alongside our friends. We have dreamt of opening start-ups together or hoped that we are placed in the same company as our friends.
We wanted this not only because we enjoy their companionship but also because we knew that we understand each other and could have worked well together.
Most MNC's and other big organizations have understood that this logic was actually effective and that is why they make efforts to help their employees bond together.
For example, Google organized concerts every Friday for its employees so that they can have a good time together after work.
Coworking spaces have started to realize that they must integrate a similar culture so as to develop friendships among the coworkers.
The benefits accruing from this shall include:
1. Getting to know each other -
Making friends in the workplace is one of the best ways to increase productivity in the office.
It also allows for the office to work better at solving everyday issues together.
2. Competition and bragging rights -
Competition has been shown to increase productivity.
Bragging to our friends about our success in a certain venture is always enjoyable and it motivates us in a way to actually work harder.
3. Collaboration and the fostering of innovation and creativity -
People tend to have a larger imagination when they are around people they are comfortable with. Also, they shall not shy away from asking their coworkers for ideas or suggestions if they have developed friendships.
Successful team building events not only bring people closer together, but they also contribute to a more successful and creative workplace.
4. Motivation to work -
Everybody wants a friendly work environment, where people are comfortable and happy to talk to and work with anyone. This motivates people to be more regular to office and they even end up working long hours without resentment.
Cokarya believes that team building events coupled with networking events prove to be essential contributors in the success of a coworking spaces. In fact, Cokarya believes that these events create a truly coworking environment in the space.