Is anyone aware of coworking places that have a big room where 4+ people are each on phone/video calls, each with a different company?
At Collective Agency there seems to be increased happiness/coziness when 2 or 3 people are on sofas nearby each other, each quiet on a videocall, much moreso than when each person is in their own conference/phone room. People here seem a lot happier with that usually than being at their desk among people who aren’t usually on calls.
The main issue would likely be the person who speaks way too loud and isn’t able to self-moderate… they would likely need to be required to only take calls in phone rooms.
Curious for examples of where this works well. I’m thinking of adding a 400sf or 600sf phone room with lots of small sofas, in addition to our existing rooms at one of our locations.
Also are there any studies on happiness/joy (and increasing it) for people on phone or video calls many hours a day, vs a couple hours a day, vs almost never?
Alex Linsker | Business Owner
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3050 SE Division, Suite 245 | Portland Oregon 97202
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