At DataTech we love our temporary office spaces, but we know that some people need time adjusting to the style of work that comes with them. Going from a private office or cubicle to shared office environments is something that takes work. Here are our tips for staying productive when making the switch.
With a shared office comes noise. More noise than you are probably used to having. We suggest grabbing a pair of high-quality headphones, make sure they are noise canceling, you should go wireless so you can move about the office freely. Next up is your choice of music, there are many studies that suggest video game soundtracks actually help productivity. You don’t have to break the bank either, there are plenty of affordable noise-canceling headphones on the market.
Does your shared office space have conference rooms? Take advantage of these rooms for when you need to get away or need some peace and quiet for a meeting. The outdoors are also a great way to get away, go for walks when discussing things with colleges, you will feel more inclined to speak freely when no one in the office can overhear you. A big problem in shared office spaces is privacy, but these two things will help with that.
The temptation to lean over and start a conversation with your colleges is high in these types of offices. Make sure that you keep a schedule of times when you are in the “Do Not Disturb” mode. Let colleges know, and don’t worry, it’s not rude. Everyone needs some quiet time to be productive. With these times established you will feel less pressured to engage in conversations. If you need some extra quiet time, at DataTech we also offer private offices for rent on an hourly or daily basis.