You may scout and find an affordable shared office space, start with a few people, and have all plans to leverage your collaborative venture with new recruits. The people who make up your team ultimately can make or break your venture. Therefore, a community manager has to be proactive when it comes to team selection at each stage of growth.
Be Choosy with Membership
It is the people, who determine the culture of any office. Thus, it is important to keep in mind that each new person who joins your office is going to influence its vibe in one way or the other. Being choosy or selective can mean distinct things. For one, some experts in the co-working segment suggest that diversity shall be encouraged in the workspace. As such, your co-working members shall include people from different backgrounds or industries. This can help if you are trying to build a share and learn culture at the office.
On the other hand, others suggest that it is best to focus on an industry and form a team of like-minded people, who understand as well as have previously experienced similar challenges.
Keep Tabs on How Members Use your Shared Office Space
To find new people, you have to understand the evolving culture of your shared work space. Sometimes, observing how your team is communicating or working can be more perceptive than, say, taking a satisfaction survey or something.
Keep an eye on simple little things, such as when your team members are taking breaks, communicating with others, and if there is a temporary clique culture at the office. If people start to form small groups, not accepting others, it could be off-putting to the new members. Such things shall never be encouraged. Also, note whether everyone wishes each other at the break of day and when leaving the office premises.
Considering all these things, you can find the right personnel to evolve the culture. If your office culture is well and good, then you can pitch it to someone else the best way possible.
Post Advertisements on Social Networks
Word of mouth is a powerful marketing tool, but it takes time to bring the desired results. As such, there are better ways to advertise your co-working venture. Social media and banner advertisements in native websites are some good strategies to find new members. Platforms meant especially for co-working spaces are other considerable options too.