Why Coworking Works: The Reasons to Consider Coworking
Business and the way people and employees work continues to change and evolve. There’s no question that the traditional office is not as popular as it once was. But what makes coworking such a great option?
We’ve put together the reasons that make coworking worth considering, whether you’re a freelancer or a large corporation. There’s space for you in the coworking space!
Reasons Coworking Works
1. Cost-Effective Option
Coworking is a great way to save money when you prefer working in a professional workspace. Along with a professional, flexible workspace, you also have access to plenty of amenities, such as superfast Internet, a great work environment, working with other business professionals, and much more.
In addition, coworking spaces also offer flexible packages so that you can choose the best package for your budget.
Everything Is usually included in one monthly fee. So, there’s no need to track several bills for your office space. You only have to pay and track one bill; that’s it!
2. Better Work Environment
While working from home can be a great experience, not everyone has the right atmosphere to work at home. And not everyone has a dedicated space for their work. Then there are the distractions of crying babies or kids, barking dogs, and much more.
On the other hand, a coworking space gives you a dedicated space to work. You can choose from a dedicated space or a hot desk in many coworking facilities.
While it’s probably not a good idea to show up in your PJs to the coworking space, it usually has a better work environment than a home office.
3. Beat Isolation
Working from home can be so much calmer than working at the office. You don’t have to deal with office politics, constant interruptions (unless you have a family and pets), and dealing with those colleagues who can be so unpleasant.
However, working from home can eventually make you feel down. Some people start to feel isolated and like they’re missing out on opportunities to make those real connections that are essential for a business.
That’s where coworking spaces excel. They provide a collaborative environment where you can meet others who are also running their own businesses. Some coworking facilities also sponsor networking events, pizza & beer nights, and skill-sharing events. All of these are great ways to meet new people, and even make new partners or clients. You may also find mentors at a coworking space. You just never know until you try it!
4. The Amenities
We briefly mentioned the amenities earlier, but now let’s take a deeper look at what comes with a coworking space.
When you work from home, you’re responsible for supplying your own workstation, chair, computer, and so on. You also need other business equipment such as a printer and more. At a home office, you also need to cover all the utilities, including electricity. All of that really starts to take a bite out of your budget and business.
On the other hand, a coworking space provides everything your business needs to run. That includes a desk and chair (you supply your own devices), access to office equipment and an Internet network, and everything you need. The good news is that everything is included in that one monthly fee we also told you about.
So, you save money by not having to buy everything you need (aside from your computer), and utilities are also included. What could be better than that? We forgot to mention some of the other perks you get with a coworking space!
Many coworking spaces also offer access to the following:
- Unlimited amounts of coffee and tea (you pay for those at home)
- Climate control
- Private phone booths
- Discounts with local businesses
- Monthly treat days
- A dedicated business team
Of course, the amenities offered vary for each coworking facility. But you definitely get the idea!
5. Better Work-Life Balance
Working from home sometimes includes doing household chores and helping with things around the house during work hours. You can lose time, productivity, and focus with these interruptions. And it’s harder to separate your work from your personal life when working from a home office.
On the other hand, a coworking space can give you a better work-life balance. You work away from the house for the hours you want. Plus, you have a private workspace where no one will bother you with chores or other interruptions.
At the end of your work, you’re ready to head home and be with the family. There’s no need to work at home when you get it all done at the coworking space!
6. Boost Your Professionalism
When you have meetings at home with clients and partners, they may not be impressed. A meeting at home doesn’t come across as professional, especially if there are kids and dogs making a lot of noise in the background.
On the other hand, working in a coworking space looks much more professional and credible. Some coworking facilities even offer discounted rates to access meeting rooms and other spaces. So, you may even be able to book a meeting room when getting together with a client or partner. And they’re sure to be impressed.
Summing It Up
There’s no question that working from home can offer a great experience, more comfort, and save money. However, with a home office, you’re responsible for paying for everything from office furniture to electricity and Internet access.
With a coworking space, you have all of that and much more at an affordable price. Not only can you get away from the distractions of home, but you can look more professional, too.
So, why not consider working in a coworking space? What do you have to lose?
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