Published Monday, May 3, 2021
Did you know we have MatchBOX members that have their company pay for their membership?
Whether your office space closed or changed because of the pandemic or you’re just feeling less and less productive at your home office, leveraging a coworking space for your remote work is an easy win for both work-life balance and productivity.
Proving that to your boss - and getting them to pay for it! - might be a little bit trickier.
Here’s how to convince them it’s the right move:
Find the right talking point
What does your boss or company prioritize and how can MatchBOX meet that priority? If your company needs you available for phone calls during working hours, talk about the private phone booths and conference rooms available to members. Maybe they've recently pushed a work-life balance campaign: talk about the importance of keeping personal and professional separate for remote work!
Come for a tour and hone your talking points
If you haven’t been to MatchBOX yet, come through for a quick tour and try the space on for size. You'll see if MatchBOX is right for you and gather good intel you can pass along to your boss.
Use the template below as an email or as talking points when you meet with your boss
Asking your boss to invest in you can be a scary prospect, so we've put together a script you can use to get the conversation started. Use this template as your starting point:
As you know, I’ve been working remotely for [your company] since [time working remotely]. I’ve been working from home, but realize that a more structured space to get work done would be immensely beneficial.
MatchBOX Coworking Studio in downtown Lafayette is the ideal location for this purpose. Here’s a quick overview of what MatchBOX offers to members:
- 24/7 access to a shared workspace.
- Conference room rental for quiet virtual or in-person meetings.
- Gigabit ethernet ports and cables for a solid streaming video connection.
I believe that becoming a member of MatchBOX Coworking Studio will give me a specific space to dedicate toward company time, have less distractions during critical remote calls, and generally be a more productive worker.
I feel this will provide a good return on investment for the company as I’m able to be more productive than [your current work situation].
Here's the investment breakdown: Basic membership is $99/member/month. This includes all of the amenities mentioned above. Reserved desks are also available for an additional $199/member/month.
Thank you for considering this.
Please feel free to follow up with any questions or reach out to MatchBOX directly (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Revisioning the concept of traditional work environments and moving to a collaborative space has been an amazing opportunity for our organization to remain engaged with our constituents and expand our connections in the community.
"MatchBOX is helping my company (One Fact) survive and prosper. The affordable space is only the start. It is the connection with the other co-coworkers that is proving helpful. MatchBOX gets a share of credit for any success One Fact sees in 2017!”
MatchBOX is where I met some of my newest best friends, Amanda, Emily, Matt, Ed, and sometimes Ryan. It's conveniently located near Kathy's candies and a bunch of places to get drinks during lunch. Could use a couple more Pokestops though.
<3 Austin Toombs
MatchBOX has provided an incredible opportunity for getting my work done, collaborating with others (at least 4 projects so far), hosting meetings for organizations I'm part of, and meeting other independent contractors in the area. The feel and ambience of the place just adds to the fabulous workplace -- not to mention the coffee and snacks! I have friends around the country who are jealous of our MatchBox space.
—Johanna Merritt Wu
My Enactus Purdue team got a tour of this studio recently. The environment is outstandingly innovative! Everyone there is incredibly friendly and hospitable and passionate about what they are doing. What a great place to see opportunity in the city of Lafayette!
—Acaimie Catron (from Facebook)
There is such a positive, creative vibe to this space. I participated in Lafayette Writers' Studio events and classes at MatchBOX fall, 2016. It is easy to access, convenient to downtown Lafayette and parking is not difficult in its area of town.
—Sandra B. (from Yelp)