Serviced Office Etiquette Essentials

Bálint Erényi at August 17, 2023

Speaking from experience

Anyone working in the serviced office industry knows and understands the importance of a conducive and respectful environment a business needs to thrive.

As serviced offices are becoming a popular choice for businesses, offering flexibility, cost-effectiveness, and a vibrant community, creating a harmonious workplace has also become essential.

Everyone needs to follow some basic etiquette guidelines.

Let’s explore the dos and don’ts of serviced office etiquette that will help create a positive and productive atmosphere for everyone.


If you can hear it, others can too

Be mindful of noise levels.

While collaborative conversations are a vital part of a shared workspace, it’s crucial to maintain a reasonable noise level. In a lecture,  Julias Treasure, Chairman of The Sound Agency claimed that office workers are 66% less productive in a noisy environment.

Be respectful of your fellow coworkers by using designated areas for phone calls and keeping your conversations at a moderate volume.

Tidy desk, tidy mind

Keep common areas tidy.

Shared spaces, such as kitchenettes and lounges, are essential for fostering a sense of community. Help maintain a clean and pleasant environment by cleaning up after yourself. A study mentioned by the Harvard Business Review found that working while surrounded by clutter leads to procrastination.

Please leave my aura

Respect personal space.

While networking and building relationships are encouraged, it’s essential to respect personal boundaries. Avoid invading someone’s workspace without permission and be mindful of their need for privacy.


Sharing is caring

Don’t monopolize shared resources.

In a serviced office, resources like meeting rooms and printing facilities are meant to be shared. Avoid monopolizing these resources for extended periods.

Be considerate of others’ needs, and if you’ve finished your meeting or printing, ensure the space is available for the next user.

Don’t be that guy

Try not to distract others.

It’s important to strike a balance between socializing and focusing on work. Excessive noise, loud phone conversations, or playing music without headphones can be distracting to your colleagues. According to research by Udemy, 54% of office workers aren’t performing as well as they should due to distractions.

Take part

It’s always easier to take a rain check, but don’t neglect community building.

One of the fantastic benefits of a serviced office is the sense of community. Take advantage of networking opportunities, attend events, and engage with your coworkers. Neglecting this aspect can lead to a missed chance to expand your professional network.

By adhering to these etiquette guidelines, you contribute to a positive and thriving environment in our serviced offices. Remember, a courteous and considerate attitude goes a long way in creating a workspace where everyone can focus, collaborate, and succeed together.

We believe in fostering a vibrant and respectful community within our serviced offices. Join us in creating a workplace where businesses grow, connections flourish, and success is nurtured.

Dive deeper: explore our blog about the pros and cons of an open office.

Serviced Office Etiquette Essentials