Workplaces Of the Future: how to think big while remaining agile
20 October 2022
For generations, businesses have bought or rented real estate and filled it with cubicles, offices, and common areas to maximise the productivity of their assets. This traditional workplace model is of course, one that employers have started to rethink in recent years.
The rise of remote work and the popularity of coworking and flexible enterprise workspaces have pushed businesses to consider new ways of deploying their teams. While some companies are hesitant to embrace change, others are diving headfirst into the world of flexible enterprise workspaces.
Why is there a need to embrace flexibility?
In 2022, two in five Singapore workers1 responded to a survey saying that they wouldn't accept a job without flexible work hours, or the ability to work from home. This is because employees value the ability to have a better work-life balance, and the freedom to design their schedules.
Flexible enterprise workspaces are the middle point for employers and employees
Flexible enterprise workspace solutions can offer a new look for businesses wanting an accommodating work environment. On one hand, they avoid the hassle and expense of traditional office leases, including fit-out, make good, and other Capex costs.
On the other hand, employees get to enjoy the benefits of working in a modern, collaborative environment without having to sacrifice their work-life balance.
Traditional coworking solutions can represent an insufficient solution for mid-sized businesses, especially ones that are expecting to scale rapidly. The facilities can be too small, come with a lack of privacy, or fail to have any upgrade options to suit a company as it continues to grow.
That’s where flexible enterprise workspace solutions like Csuites come in, which can offer the best of both worlds.
Flexibility in scaling
It is not just growth that you need to worry about in today’s uncertain economy. There are times when your needs will change drastically – in both directions – and having a solution that can be tweaked quickly and effectively is key.
With office suite upgrades and flexible tenancy agreements available, companies can focus on their core business without having to worry about workplace logistics.
The ability to create a safe, dedicated, customisable office space that fits your business while avoiding many of the costs associated with a traditional lease, allows you to immediately react and adapt to changes in an uncertain global economy.
Makes hybrid work easier without compromise
Not only are these spaces created with technical workforce requirements in mind, but there is a real focus on company culture and employee satisfaction. As more businesses adopt hybrid work models, flexible enterprise workspaces are evolving to meet these needs.
Beyond catering to hybrid requirements, flexible enterprise workspaces like Csuites allow for safe, customisable suite design. A considerate convenience as this is based on the tenant’s company culture and branding. For example: while traditional co-working spaces focus on community building or networking, flexible enterprise workspaces like Csuites dedicate their spaces specifically for tenant businesses, which helps maintain a more professional atmosphere while preserving the opportunity for collaboration.
Some spaces offer private booths for employees who need a space for deep focus, team brainstorming, or client meetings. Others have soundproofed rooms for companies that produce podcasts or host virtual events.
What’s more, many offer on-demand services that businesses can take advantage of, such as mail handling and storage, meeting rooms, and even concierge services.
These amenities allow productivity to stay optimised while collaboration and company culture remain strong — even as their employees continue working remotely.
An elevated work experience
Since flexible enterprise workspaces are shared by many different businesses, the costs involved with facilities like function halls and other common areas are spread out while the amenities are made available to all members.
This saves businesses money while providing employees with an elevated work experience. For example, Csuites can provide a multi-faith prayer room, in-house cafe, outdoor garden terrace, and bike storage facilities — all of which contribute to helping employees feel relaxed and refreshed throughout their workday.
While it’s true that networking opportunities are more limited when employees work from home, coworking spaces can provide the perfect solution.
In a flexible enterprise workspace, employees have the opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals and companies through on-site events, shared common areas, and expert seminars.
This helps businesses expand their networks while providing employees the chance to learn new skills and knowledge from peers.
Adopting a flexible work culture
To recruit and retain top talent, it’s important to have a workplace culture that is attractive to prospective employees. Although some businesses might value perks like free food and unlimited vacation days, most employees instead place a higher value on flexible work arrangements.
Along with a focus on developing flexible work cultures within your company, consider the ways a flexible workspace can impress the same positive benefits upon your employees.
Flexible office space design is becoming the new normal, and businesses need to adapt if they want to stay competitive. Csuites isn’t your typical coworking space. With its blend of modern, collaborative workplace culture that attracts top talent, and the privacy of a traditional lease, you can have the best of both worlds.
So is it worth it? Learn more about the next generation of the workplace by checking out what Csuites offers and how it can benefit your business.
1 2 in 5 workers in Singapore will not accept a job if unable to work remotely or have flexible work hours: Survey (2022). Retrieved from