As an entrepreneur or startup, you need to create an environment that is conducive to your business. Home offices and cafes cannot provide you with the business environment needed to help grow. Coworking space works as an excellent alternative, providing you with both the environment and resources you will need.
Still, there are some tips that you must follow to ensure efficient work management in a coworking space. At Venture Point, we have a number of tips for you to follow in this regard.
i. Set Your Priorities
Begin by identifying the tasks most important to your business. Make the most of your time by creating a to-do list. Prioritize the tasks based on how urgent and important they are.
ii. Invest Your Time in Planning
Planning offers many benefits. Most importantly, it will ensure that you will create enough time to complete all your task. It will also prevent you from getting overwhelmed.
- Make sure to set a few minutes aside to plan your tasks
- You can plan for the next day or set time aside in the morning to plan for the same day
- Planning makes you less stressed and more productive
There will be times when you feel overwhelmed. This is the right time to delegate tasks to reduce your burden. When you delegate work to coworkers with the right skills can do much more than increase your productivity. It can also help develop stronger workspace relationships.
iv. Take Breaks from Work
It is important to take breaks from work. Timely breaks are good for your health and productivity. These breaks don’t have to be long. Short breaks can help you with:
- Recharging your mind and body
- Increase your productivity
v. Avoid Distractions
Distractions can prop up in any work environment, whether it is a traditional office space, home office, or coworking space. It is important to reduce or eliminate them. Some of the steps you can take include turning off your phone and closing your email.
vi. Create Boundaries
A coworking space means you will be working around other people who may or may not be involved in your work. Creating boundaries can help you manage your work better.
- Let others know that you need silence or privacy at certain times
- Make use of signs mentioning ‘do not disturb’ to show your desire for quiet and peace
- Create social boundaries by saying ‘no’ to coworkers, family, and friends
It is also important to set boundaries for yourself as well. Be strict about when you start work and when you end it. You can further set up phone and email hours for your clients, especially if you don’t have a business that serves 24/7. Once these boundaries are set, make sure to be disciplined to follow them.
If you want to learn more about coworking spaces and how to manage them, feel free to get in touch with Venture Point. You can give us a call at (210) 598-5595 or write to us using this Online Form.