6 Questions to Ask When Setting up Regional Hybrid Office

September 19, 2023
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Bamboo is expanding and opening more locations across Metro Detroit. As we continue to grow, we offer convenient ways to set up your hybrid team with access to co-working spaces.

In the past year alone, 74% of US companies have planned to implement a permanent hybrid work model. This means that 7 out of 10 companies are transitioning to a model where employees split their time between working from home and working in an office. Co-working spaces offer an ideal setup for teams that don't require a physical office full-time but do want access to modern amenities. Co-working provides your team with flexible desks, on-demand meeting rooms, and other perks designed for hybrid work.

As a member of Bamboo, you can establish your office in a location and allow your team to work across all Bamboo spaces. This is particularly convenient when supporting a remote team spread out across Metro Detroit.

Before you dive into setting up a new co-working office suite or co-working package for your team, it's essential to ask some key questions to guide you in determining the best options:

How many people will be in the office and how often?
Consider this in consultation with your team. Perhaps the sales team prefers to come in weekly or twice a week, while others prefer remote work most of the time. If you're uncertain, you can start with a short-term, month-to-month co-working option to test usage before committing to a long-term plan. Co-working packages are typically priced based on the number of people needing access and length of time.

What is the purpose of the hybrid work setup?
For most teams, the hybrid setup is for hosting regular monthly or quarterly team meetings on-site, fostering collaboration, or facilitating focused work or collaboration in-person. The purpose will play a significant role in shaping the facilities plan for your co-working space.

Will you need event or training space?
Co-working memberships often include credits to book rooms as needed, but event spaces can come at an additional cost. Having access to training and event spaces within a facility your team already knows and loves can be beneficial and easy to book. Consult your team to determine your specific needs.

Will you need shared desks or dedicated desks for each individual?
The choice between shared and dedicated desks depends on your team's preferences and use cases. Some larger teams prefer to rotate and share desks within a private office suite, while service-based companies and early stage technology startups may prefer to provide a dedicated desk to each team member for a consistent setup.

What tools will you use to manage hybrid teams and measure the success of your setup?
Many growing companies are unsure of how to effectively manage and measure the usage of their co-working facilities. Utilizing the tools provided by co-working spaces can simplify the user experience and provide leadership with valuable usage data. Bamboo offers a variety of tools to help you track space usage for your team.

Will a headquarters office presence or a remote co-working package be the best fit for your team?
Some teams opt for a headquarters presence at a Bamboo location, which does offer Monday-Friday 9am-5pm business hour access to all Bamboo locations. Others prefer to set up a group co-working package that operates as credits on a team account, allowing team members to choose which location they work from. Both options offer flexibility and support for your hybrid team, with terms available on a month-to-month, six-month, or one-year basis.

What is the budget for the hybrid work setup?
This is a crucial question to answer, as it will help you narrow down your options and ensure that you're getting the best value for your money.

If your team is working in a hybrid setup across Metro Detroit, we'd love to hear your best team planning tips.