With the opening of the GlassQUBE Coworking Beta space in Q1 2016, we thought this would be a good time to revisit our thoughts on our previous discussion on what we see as the new archetype of the modern office space, as seen below
"Over the past decade or so, the emblematic office space has undergone an accelerating evolution that encompasses various perspectives of utility, aesthetic and workplace culture. Silicon Valley may be the starkest example of how far the dial has moved from the utilitarian floor plans of the late 20th century through today.
Wikipedia defines an office as “A room or other area where administrative work is done…In modern terms an office usually refers to the location where white-collar workers are employed.”
However, we believe that the modern office represents much more than this, particularly in how employees and businesses respectively relate to their work space and what it represents to them. For example, a thoughtfully designed, beautiful yet functional office can enhance a business on many levels driving talent acquisition and retention, facilitating a more competitive, more successful, happier and ultimately more productive workforce.
Similarly, employees may be prone to see office utility and design as a preliminary representation of corporate culture and fit. More importantly, a thoughtfully designed office has the ability to motivate, inspire and retain employees. This is where there is a shared interest in the workspace between stakeholders and why businesses should view office design as a capital investment rather than a sunk cost. Simply put, happier, healthier, more productive employees who stick around are good for a business’s top and bottom line."
Our Beta space which opens in Q1 2016 will contain state of the art communal spaces,fully wired conference rooms, breakout rooms, quiet zones, game rooms, a 2,000 open pantry and a 360 degree view of Abu Dhabi and the Arabian Gulf.
And note that our physical space is only a part of the GlassQUBE value proposition. GlassQUBE Coworking will cultivate and actively manage a collaborative “open source” ecosystem in partnership with our Members, providing them with access to our professional networks, educational resources and the support services they require to grow and be successful.
Clearly, GlassQUBE Coworking will not be a typical business center. As a coworking entrepreneurial business center, our strategic objective is to attract, support and retain Members through providing Abu Dhabi and the UAE with a best in class business center solution that will allow businesses grow and succeed.
We can’t wait to open our doors and welcome you to our ecosystem. Stay tuned!
See you in 2016!!!
The GlassQUBE Team.