Dec 22, 2015
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The coworking spaces are well-organized offices with world-class infrastructure. Instead of all facilities, there are some coworkers who have annoying habits which sometimes become a matter of concern for the other members of the coworking space. This is true for every office across the world that all offices usually have at least one of a few members with some of the other annoying habit.
The coworking spaces are usually occupied by diverse people and open office environments which is actually an amazing combination most of the times. You can optimally collaborate, innovate and create some great work together. But then at times, even the smallest annoyances can lead to great irritation and some people may lose cool as well.
The last thing that you require to add to your already stressful and saturated work-life is added nuisances by the fellow workers. Here is a list of the annoying things that your coworkers do and some useful tips on handling these nuisances with ease.
Tip: You should avoid mingling with the gossipers and also the interrupters as a part of prevention. If this does not really bring down the noise levels, then it is time to confront the same and call them out. This may sound like a rude thing but over a longer period of time, this would be beneficial for your mental health and work life.
Tip: The coworking management should not allow the members to have snacks or food at their desks. There is a designated dining and chill-out zone/s in almost all well-organized coworking space. The members can move to that particular zone to have their snacks in order to save others from an unpleasant aura and also to keep the workspace cleaner.
Tip: If you come across a coworker who is not presentable, it would be wise to confront them and make them aware of their plight. Once they are aware that their dressing sense is offending other people, they may opt to change it to a certain extent.
Tip: You should keep this in mind that one dab of three puffs is good enough to smell pleasant throughout the day. In case a coworker annoys you with very strong cologne, then you should politely ask him to use less of it.
The above discussed are the commonly found annoying things that the members can do in a coworking space. This write-up will help you in tackling such situations in a subtle manner without offending the ones who are actually creating all these nuisances.
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