The way we work has changed dramatically since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. From working from home to co-working spaces and off-site training sessions, the days of working in one set location are a distant memory and the lure of getting back out there following a long period of isolation is too attractive of an opportunity to turn down.
A report by JLL found that more than 60% of employees find access to external co-working spaces has a positive, or a very positive impact on their engagement and productivity, with 34% of employees using a ‘third space’ such as a co-working space at least once a month.
More data shows that co-working makes people happier and healthier. In a recent survey of 650 “co-workers” of shared workspaces, 89% reported being happier, 83% less lonely and 78% maintain their sanity through co-working.
When it comes to taking care of your health and well-being, working from home is not necessarily the answer.
With 57% of long-term absences from the workplace caused by stress and mental illness (CIPD Health and Wellbeing at Work March 2022), the solution does not end with simply just ‘working from the office.’ Here at The Landmark, based in the heart of Burnley, we are proud to offer a number of services and spaces to cater for all needs, which provide the perfect opportunity to experience something a little bit different to the norm.
Our Business Club offers members access to unrivalled business support, high-quality workspace and private meeting rooms. Those very Meeting Rooms provide an impressive range of fully equipped spaces, ideal for those all-important 1-2-1 meetings, as well as off-site training days and team meetings, which are crucially important when it comes to ‘doing something different.
As a business, offering a space to your employees that will not only allow them to be more productive but has their health and well-being at the top of the agenda, is vitally important.
Working from home or working in the same environment every day does not allow for networking, collaboration and finding that creative spark which may not come in familiar surroundings.
One of our long-serving clients, David Scholes, from Six Connections, a company helping to start honest mental health conversations, said: “When you’re doing anything around mental health and wellbeing the space is massively important.
“We were really careful to pick the spaces we wanted – when you’re talking about working in business and working in schools, we wanted to do something where we are taking the people out of the environment that they are used to, because if you are sat in the same environment all the time, you automatically relate back to that environment.
“When we looked at The Landmark and started the conversation, it just felt like a really comfortable space.
“The Lounge feels like you are going into a bar, which if you’re talking about sessions around starting conversations, helping people to start unpacking some of this stuff around well-being and mental health, having a comfortable environment that you are used to going into to have a conversation is valuable.”
Alongside our Business Club and Meeting Rooms, The Landmark also offers a fantastic range of fully inclusive private offices with 24/7 access and many discounts and benefits through the Business Club, as well as impressive spaces to host events and conferences.
You can learn more about The Landmark’s spaces including our meeting rooms, conference facilities and business club, on our website: https://www.landmarkburnley.co.uk/