By: John DeBellis
Its 8a.m. on a Monday and for the typical person, this is the worst day of the week. What Monday means to them is the weekend they just had is a thing of the past, another long stressful week is ahead, and the only thing on their mind is, “When will Friday be here?” This is the case for most people at most offices, however it is not the case for the determined, crafty, young and old entrepreneurs at NGIN Workplace. Most shared workspaces constantly remind their potential clients “We are not the everyday office that you are used to.” From a person who has done extensive research on Coworking spaces, let me tell you that this line has been used so much that these “unique” workspaces are not so unique anymore. Sure NGIN Workplace could say all of these things about being unique and it would not be a lie, but it would just be repeating what every other Coworking company is saying. So what can NGIN say to separate itself from everyone else? Well, you might want to cancel your 2p.m. meeting and keep reading.
The thing that makes NGIN Workplace something more than just a unique workspace is the customer service that we offer and the community that we have been working so hard to build. A lot of Coworking companies offer workout sessions or some kind of physical activity. That goes the same for NGIN, however, it was a few of our clients that suggested having Crossfit and yoga during the week that made us start doing it every Wednesday. (Let’s just say we are lucky they didn’t suggest break dancing lessons because that would have been a lot harder to orchestrate.) Its really amazing that all of these people participate in the cross fit/yoga Wednesday’s and it was just something that a few of our guest thought would be fun. It has always been important for the NGIN staff to fulfill all of the members’ needs.
Along with staying active in the office, NGIN is always promoting a healthy lifestyle by offering organic breakfasts every morning along with healthy snacks all day. Sure, we host the occasional pizza lunch for all of our members, but hey, everyone loves pizza and needs a cheat day every now and then. For the most part though, we all eat healthy together and we all are successfully growing our businesses together. If you were to ask any member of the NGIN staff what their main goal for the company was, they would say, “to building a strong, caring community within the walls of NGIN Workplace.” We do that here by hosting weekly community events during the day to get our members to interact with each other and share where they are in their business ventures. We feel it is important for our members to know the companies that are working the next desk over or the next office over. We are building a network for our members that will make their companies more successful. The solution to our member’s business problems might only be 15 feet away and this is why we want to our members to be involved as much as possible. Now one may think that a lot of distractions come with shared workspaces, but we ensure our members that there is a good balance of quiet business time and community events. There is always a place to work diligently and there is always a place to socialize. That’s one of our favorite parts of NGIN’s layout. We designed our building to have 6 “neighborhoods” which include offices, meeting rooms and shared desks. In the middle of these neighborhoods is a cafe where we welcome people to come and talk about the latest progress in their companies.
So, it is Friday and the end of the workweek. There is no better way of celebrating another productive week than an NGIN happy hour. Yes, we come around every Friday with a big red wagon filled with beer for all of our members. So clink your bottles, make a friend or two, and be excited for Monday to come at NGIN Workplace.