3 Reasons to Work in a Coworking Space
People working in a coworking space report higher levels of success than employees who do their jobs just in offices. But what is the difference and what makes coworking spaces so effective?
Comparing to traditional offices, coworking spaces consist of members who work for various companies, ventures, and projects. As there is little direct competition or internal policies, they don’t feel they have to put on a work persona to fit in. Working with people doing different kinds of work can also make your own work identity stronger. Moreover, variety of workers in the space means that co-workers have unique skill sets that they can share with other community members.
2. Flexibility and control.
Working in a coworking space people can easily plan their day as they want. They decide whether to work all day long when they have a deadline, or can decide to take a break in the middle of the day and to go to the gym or to meet with their friends or colleagues. They can choose whether they want to work in a quiet space in order to focus, or in a more collaborative space with shared tables where they can easily interact with others.
While co-working spaces give this autonomy, people also value some form of structure in their professional lives. Co-workers reported that having a community to work in helps them create structures and discipline that motivates them. Thus, some limited form of structure enables an optimal degree of control for independent workers.
3. Being a part of community.
Connections with others are a great reason why people are willing to pay to stay and work in a communal space, rather than working from home or renting an office. Each coworking space has its own vibe and atmosphere, and managers of each space go to great lengths to cultivate a unique experience that meets the needs of their respective members.