How and Why People Thrive in Coworking Spaces
Coworking spaces have been known, over the past couple of years, to be a fast-growing business. Indeed, they are more aligned with the contemporary way of working and have proven to help individuals and companies to succeed. Instagram, Uber and Wanderfly are a few of the numerous success stories that started from a coworking space.
And if more and more people now choose to work from a coworking space, it’s only fair to assume that it’s because they see themselves thriving in such places. But why?
Coworking spaces were initially created as places where a bunch of different working professionals, from a range of industries, could get together under the same roof. In a coworking space, everyone is free to do as they please. You can choose to work away on your own, in private, or to be the life and soul of your space and get social! There are no rules; just because you share an office space with others, doesn’t mean that you have to force a chat every morning. However, just because you all do different things, it also doesn’t mean that you can’t discuss work-related situations. In a coworking space, everyone has something new that they can offer! Therefore, you can be sure you’ll find what you need in a coworking environment.
Moreover, as the ways of working are different from one person to another, most coworking spaces offer a very wide range of environments from which you can work. For example, in our Areaworks spaces, you can find anything from hot desks for the day or month, dedicated desks and even private offices.
Working from home or from a coffee shop can get lonely, as you can go for hours without talking to or having real life interactions. That sense of community is one of the reasons why people choose to work from a coworking space instead. Each space has its own vibe, but most of them offer social events to enhance the community and encourage networking. In all our Areaworks spaces, we have a huge variety of events from Bake-Off, Potluck, networking breakfasts, workshops and more.
People from all walks of life, doing a whole lot of different things, means there is very little room for competition. No one is trying to impress the boss or do better than the one sitting next to them. Individuals can come to work without having to compare themselves with anybody, which creates a more relaxed and productive work environment where everybody can come, work, share ideas without competition. Coworking is more about collaboration than competition.
Coworking spaces create the perfect balance between the excessive abundance of freedom when working from home and the almost non-existent freedom of working in a traditional office. Working from a coworking space allows you to have some freedom in terms of schedule, outfit choices, or behaviour, while still offering some structure, as it provides you with everything you need to be productive, and ultimately it’s a place people come to, to work! Coworking will offer you the right amount of routine to make sure you stay productive, while still giving you enough freedom to remain creative.
Ultimately, the flexibility that coworking spaces provide and the freedom and collaboration with the community are the main reasons why people tend to thrive in coworking spaces. By providing a perfect balance between freedom and structure, it gives this new generation of workers everything they need to succeed and achieve their full potential.
If you feel like this sounds like the perfect place for you, why not come for a tour in one of our branches, we’d love to show you around.