So, you’re still working from home.
Perhaps you’ve gotten used to the incessant barks from your neighbour’s dog while you’re in a meeting, or the lack of a proper table set-up and the temptation to take one too many naps on your bed.
If you’re looking for an alternative environment to stay productive, even if it’s just for a day or two, you might want to consider heading to a co-working space.
Don’t expect the rigidity and set-up of traditional office here — perks are a big part of these flexible working spaces. They include anything from event invitations, food and pantry services, workout areas and many more, all aimed at creating a more conducive work-life balance for their users.
The allure isn’t just physical either: unlike a traditional office, members of co-working spaces come from a whole range of companies, projects and ventures. The result? Easy networking, increased collaborative opportunities and a semblance of a diverse, creative community.
The option to hot-desk and the short lease periods of co-working spaces have proven to be incredibly useful for companies as well. COVID-19 rendered most traditional office cubicles partially or even fully empty, which means lease cost is technically in the minus with every passing day.
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The Great Room’s sleek, Great Gastby-esque office spaces are what we’d call #workfromofficegoals. Take your pick from the hospitality-driven, co-working space’s four central locations (One George Street, Centennial Tower, Ngee Ann City and Raffles Arcade), each fitted with stunning views and top-of-the-range comfort. We’re talking artisanal coffee, thoughtful turn-down carts, a Monday breakfast club, and more.
If we could choose what our ideal office setup would be, you’ll find us placing pictures of The Work Project on our Pinterest board. The Hong-Kong brand can be found in five locations in town, all centrally located for maximum convenience. Here, amenities differ from location to location — the one at OUE Downtown, for instance, has refreshments like barista brewed coffee by Omotesando Koffee, while the one at Bugis comes with a full-service gourmet pantry.
Stylish and modern, The General Room is a no-frills boutique co-working office located at the heart of Orchard Road. Besides a fully stocked pantry, office supplies and facilities, the space also comes with individual desks with comfortable seats and ergonomic desks to create the most conducive environment for your work. Prices begin at S$300 a month for a hot-desking seat, all the way to S$600 for a private office.
Perhaps you’re looking for some exclusivity. No18 is a swanky, members-only co-working club for businesses and individuals that’s sure to give you all the privacy and serenity you need. The Swedish-born company’s first Asian outpost is situated within the historic Capitol Singapore, steps away from City Hall MRT Station.
Found8 isn’t just a temporary working pit-stop for voracious young entrepreneurs — it’s also home to a community of investors, industry experts and startups that join forces to host events and programmes for its members. Hot desking starts from a neat S$495 a month.