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The New Workplace: From Sleeping Pods To Meditation Areas, Co-Working Spaces Are Leaving No Stone Unturned To Lure Millennial Worker

It’s no wonder then that these spaces are becoming increasingly popular with companies. “We are not really focusing on start-ups. We are extremely enterprise-focused. The potential in this market is to convince people who are looking for conventional office spaces to come and sit within co-working spaces show them the benefits of a shared economy tell them that by sharing certain portions of your offices you can reduce the costs by 15-25%,” says Niteesh Sarda, co-founder, Smartworks, adding that they will soon come up with another 90,000-sq-ft co-working space in OMR Zone-I of the city. A visit to a place like Starbucks in central Delhi makes one realise how much the millennial generation abhors working out of a fixed sterile office space. “I don’t like working in an office space or creating one at my place it restricts my thought process and creativity. I am usually working out of places that are on-the-go and provide me space, an Internet connection and something to eat. That’s enough for a freelancer like me. Why should I unnecessarily invest in an office space?” reasons 24-year-old interior designer Veer Awasthi. “Large co-working spaces bring the chance of networking on the table and this makes all the difference. Imagine you’re working on a prototype for your start-up and you have a VC organisation working on the same floor. Wouldn’t it be easier for you to walk up to them and pitch your ideas? It’s all about networking in today’s age,” says GoWork’s Singh. Companies providing co-working spaces are also going the extra mile to make the working experience unique. Some co-working spaces also host dedicated events for the people working there.

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