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Exclusively working from home or in a traditional office structure may be appealing to some — but many businesses are waffling about other solutions. Here are your frequently asked questions, to help you evaluate your future coworking space.
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Your Questions answered
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Your Questions answered

Why is it called hot desking?

Hot-desking is when desks are used by different people at different times, on an ad hoc basis. The term is said to have derived from the term “hotracking,” a concept referring to the practice of sailors with different shifts sharing the same bunk.

Is a coworking space worth it?

We like to think so. But the truth is each business has their own circumstances where coworking may be a worthwhile investment or not. If you work remotely or are looking for an alternative workspace you may be questioning how your environment affects your productivity. For some, the flexibility to work in sweat pants or do laundry between calls is great, however WFH has its drawbacks. It may be mundane, and bouncing ideas off your dog might not work. For others in a small to medium-sized team it may be impractical to rent an entire office and fit it out yourself. Luckily we take flexible working at face value and can accommodate customisation depending on your preferences — usually. If you’re ready to consider different options for your workspace, a strong possibility could be a Works space.

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How do shared office spaces work?

Think of it like a gym membership. Some people come in once a month while others may come in 7 days a week. No matter what your preference, we have different options to suit your needs. On any given day there will be a seat for you with all the amenities to get the most out of your working day; like super fast wifi, unlimited printing, unlimited coffee and front of house services for your guests (to name a few).

What types of memberships are offered at Works?

Each location has different options, see our Membership pages for full details.

What does a typical membership include?

All of our memberships include everything you need to get your mahi done. We’ve been thoughtful to curate spaces that have got you covered, so you don’t have to. From stationary items to your favourite type of tea, we strive to offer the necessities — and then some.

What is the minimum commitment I need to make to join Works?

We believe in flexible working, and that means being flexible ourselves. To support businesses and our vision we do not lock members into any long term leases or contracts. Most memberships are on a month to month basis with a 30 day notice period respectively. Please get in touch to find out more.

What are the benefits of collaborative workspaces?

Many. The overhead costs of a fully equipped office are taken care of, superior fit out with premium desks and chairs for use, flexibility to scale your business up or down, robust health and safety policy and an established company culture.

Who uses coworking spaces?

We are fortunate to be part of a diverse community from all different business backgrounds. We have lawyers, designers, devs, engineers, writers, accountants, marketers, yoga instructors, non-for profits… the list goes on.

Am I able to transfer to another Works location?

For an added monthly charge you can apply the multi-site access which allows you to use the amenities at more than one location but be primarily based at one. Subject to availability. Contact us for more information.

What is Works pet policy?

We love our furry friends and we want to ensure that our office and members’ pets are cared for properly. Pet owners should clean up after their pets. They’re solely responsible for their pet’s behaviour and well-being. They should supervise their pets in the workplace or know their location at all times. As a general rule, if the pet misbehaves three times or becomes overly aggressive, their owner may be asked to refrain from bringing the pet to the office again. They’ll also be responsible for any expenses and cleaning resulting from their pet’s behaviour. If a pet needs constant care and attention and their owner cannot supervise, the owner may be asked to leave them at home.

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