The coworking industry is growing at a tremendous rate. People are moving out of their old boring office building and giving space off to creativity by opting for cowork. While there are many misconceptions which people carry in their mindset. Below is a list of few reasons why coworking isn’t just a fad and will continue to mark its worth for professionals,
The Sum is Greater than its Parts
Whether you work for yourself or a big enterprise, a coworking space can allow you to tap into the minds and experience of others working across vibrant industries. By simply conversing on what they are hustling on, helps you grab quick insights on that particular industry. And bit by bit, it all adds up to a huge number. Always remember the famous quote, “Your network is your net-worth” and does follow this notion.
Change of Work Pace
I know cubicles do it for some people, but what if an employee wants a change of scenery he/she sees every day? Coworking centres tend to offer a more open, interactive & collaborative floor plan with elegant architectural features which tend to boost your work productivity. By shifting to a coworking culture, you could help break up the day-to-day monotony of the corporate world. Also, many coworking players provide a range of flexible workspaces, from an open area to quirky cabins to office suites.
This is a very popular topic no matter what profession you pick out from a box. If we speak from a freelancer’s perspective, joining a coworking centre could give you tangible boundaries from when and from where you could work. Being able to change the scenery around you depending on the basis of what you’re doing will definitely increase your overall productivity. So, you could say a BIG ‘no’ to commuting a floor below downstairs in boxers just grab printouts.
Deeper & More Meaningful Conversation
Many coworking centres have dedicated areas to encourage conversation and scope of collaboration among coworkers. Gone are the days where everyone huddles around the water cooler and “shoots the shit” in order to break the ice. People usually are looking for a deeper & more meaningful conversation as they could also learn a lot through it. This conversation could be related to work, your favourite pet, a weekend concert, and just anything!
Everything is Quicker
One of the biggest pitfalls of working in the corporate Indian culture is how long it takes for anything to happen, emails here… emails there and the everyday buzz. Are the prints ready? You’ll need to submit a “request for supplies” through your department, who will have to run it by her manager, who will send it to the head of HR, who will review it and pass it along to the CEO for final approval. Pheww… that’s long!
Unlike this, In a coworking centre, you can do all this a lot quicker & yourself without all of the politics or hoops to jump in between your pathway.
In life, we all know that one of the hardest things is learning what you don’t know. One of the quickest ways to learn this is to interact with people from different backgrounds and disciplines, and on a day-to-day basis. A coworking environment forces you to leave your comfort zone and ideally work with others who know what you don’t. After all, nothing you create will ever exist in a vacuum, you need to learn more & more.
No matter what sort of work you do, meeting others and building a network is usually part of any job description. Whether you are looking for a new team member or a new client, networking is important to grow, both as an individual and as a business. In a coworking space, not only do you have direct access to other members but you also have the ability to tap into their networks. This way you speed up the traditional form of the network building process and makes it way more convenient. Coworking not just empowers you to build a network, but too, helps you improve your presentation skills.
When you work in a traditional office space, it’s hard to see how your company impacts the local community by their forte of work. A lot of coworking and business spaces position themselves as community hubs that help drive local business and establish mutually beneficial relationships among coworkers as well as business owners. Further, through this relationship, one can even grab member discounts at local restaurants and area shops.
I know not everyone believes in vibes, but you are undoubted will be affected by your workspace environment. The average person spends roughly one-third of their life working, and you cannot spend it by consuming negative energy, right?. Personally, I too want to enjoy where I’m spending this time (counting it as a lot). Most coworking centres have a good balance of productive space and collaborative areas where you can “feel” creativity, inspiring and innovate your work to reach milestone more smartly.