10 February 2014

Struggling to get to work? Consider a temporary base

Are the tube strikes or extreme weather threatening to disrupt your journey into work? Why not use one of our coworking spaces as a temporary base?

Extreme weather is expected to continue to cause major disruption across Southern England and Wales over the next few days. Strong winds and torrential rain is likely to make life difficult for those who commute to work, while industrial action will cause problems for people travelling across London. A second 48-hour strike is planned by London Underground workers, which will see the Tube running with a limited service tomorrow and on Wednesday.

Coworking spaces could be the answer for workers affected by travel chaos.

We know how disruptive it can be to businesses when staff are unable to make it to work. By encouraging your employees to work in temporary bases such as coworking spaces or in their own homes, you can maintain productivity and avoid large numbers of workers having to take the day off. Even if your staff decide to risk the journey, being delayed at stations or sitting in traffic jams could leave them feeling tired and frustrated.

Read our post on the benefits of flexible working if you're not convinced on whether it could work for your business.

Flexible solution

Our coworking offering, called the Work Lounge, is ideal for people who need a quick and flexible alternative to their usual commute.

The Work Lounge is a comfortable, professional space with free high-speed broadband and free hot drinks. At each of our co-working spaces - in BrixtonLetchworth and Manchester - you can pay just for the hours you stay, so you can use them as a one-off, or on a regular basis.

Our business centres also allow you to rent space for as little as one day so you could organise a temporary office in a convenient location to use until your travel issues are resolved.

Our flexible terms make the process easy as you can move in straight away after signing a simple one-page licence.

For more information on temporary office solutions, contact your local Bizspace business centre.

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