The popularity of coworking spaces has exploded over the past few years (even before the pandemic hit and everyone got sick of their home offices). But what makes these shared spaces so effective?
Here are 4 ways that coworking spaces help business owners and entrepreneurs THRIVE.
The modern coworking space has many advantages for people to THRIVE compared to the traditional office. People can do the work they are passionate about while also getting the opportunity to talk about it and share their excitement. This regular contact allows workers opportunities to share their projects and plans with others, including asking for feedback, bouncing ideas off others, and generating enthusiasm. In coworking spaces, there are no internal politics – workers can be their authentic selves, in their own comfortable work environment, with no bosses to pander to. They are part of a social environment and a supportive community where everyone is working toward their individual, yet common goal—to succeed and grow their business.
Coworking spaces offer the freedom of choice – workers can choose how, where and when they want to conduct their work. Most offer 24/7 access, allowing people to work when they are most productive or when inspiration strikes (even in the middle of the night). With no clock to punch and ultimate flexibility, workers can dictate their own, individual schedules. Coworking communities also offer professional space where people can conduct their work quietly and privately, sparing them the many downfalls from working at home. In addition, the nature of the coworking space allows people to choose the level of interaction with others that they’re most comfortable with. Have a big project coming up and need to stay focused? No problem. Work in a private office. Looking to be more social and have others around? Grab a shared desk and be part of the action.
The pandemic has made employees more aware of their health and the transmission of illness. A hybrid office model reduces the amount of employees in an office at a time, thus reducing the possible spread of infection. This work model also means an employee who is sick has the option to work from home without worrying about spreading illness in the office. A hybrid office model can help ease employees’ minds when returning to the office.
A coworking space isn’t a traditional office – it’s an experience. Different spaces have different amenities, events, and even vibes. The flexibility and variety these spaces offer is a key benefit to any worker, as they can choose the space that best fits their industry, lifestyle, or needs. There are spaces for office work, arts, and even community kitchens. As mentioned above, workers choose how they want to interact with others and the space itself. Socialization is not forced and they can operate on a level that is comfortable to them, engaging with a professional community of business owners and entrepreneurs. Many also love the feeling of being a part of something bigger – coworkers understand what they’re going through, what they’re trying to achieve, and that they’re there to THRIVE.
Are you ready to watch your business THRIVE in an energized and engaged community of buiness owners and entrepreneurs?