When you say “I work” it is assumed that every single day of your work-life you-
- go to a permanent address to do your job
- have a fixed place to sit
- see the same people at work every day
Must be wondering why we are stating the obvious. That’s what everyone does, happens around the world and is something no one even highlights.
Well, we say, this apparent scenario now has a tough competitor that is changing the way people work. It is called ‘CoWorking’.
CoWorking, a popular trend in the Western world and a growing trend in India means working in a shared environment. The workspace provides startups, freelancers, small businesses with all the facilities and amenities of a regular office, without blocking capital into infrastructure.
So, if you haven’t tried a CoWorking space yet, then read the below 7 things that everyone loves about it and we are sure of you giving this new work culture a try-
1. Is Costs Effective
Coworking spaces help minimize costs and overheads expenses by offering a fully equipped office, without worrying about escalated rents. It provides facilities and amenities like office equipment, stationery, high-speed internet, conference rooms etc. without needing to allocate separate funds for it.
So, get an office without worrying about the costs of setting it up.
2. Easy to scale up
With the flexibility of modifying the space for one-person, to a team, coworking spaces are extremely easy to scale up as per the growth of your business. It provides the benefit of instant scalability and even of, scaling back down as per the requirement of the firm.
Thus, making coworking space a safe and affordable option.
3. Options of many location
Coworking spaces are convenient and easy to access as it has various locations. In case of renting an office, a prime location means more rent hence, the biggest sacrifice people would make is that of a location for low monthly rent. By going to a shared office, the biggest positive is you get an address in the heart of the city that is easily accessible by teammates, clients etc.
Hence, coworking spaces provide the convenience of location.
4. Maintains Work/Life Balance
The biggest challenge that professionals face today is maintaining the work-life balance. While working at home may have its pros but at times it can be difficult to keep the fine line of separating one from the other. Therefore, coworking space turns out to be a good option as it allows people to keep a steadiness between the two especially, by working from a place that offers a professional environment and is also closer to home.
Consequently, shared workspaces are a big thumbs up for work-life balance as you opt for the kind of office you want and at a time that is convenient for you.
5. Grow Your Network
One of the prominent features of coworking is networking. As professionals from different background and skill-set work under one roof, shared spaces provide an opportunity to collaborate for a project, share ideas and perspectives and even find potential partners, clients or mentors within the community.
Therefore, coworking spaces open up great networking opportunities.
6. Offers Overall Development
The shared spaces keep people engaged by holding special events for the community. From calling guests speakers like successful founders, angel investors, tech experts to arranging fun activities like a football game, networking dinners, etc. coworking spaces certainly invest in the overall development of the member of their community.
7. Work with friends
As coworking spaces are not restricted to a particular area of work, it provides an opportunity to work along with people you already know. This, therefore, promotes a positive environment and a comfortable atmosphere to work in.
So, if you are looking to rent an office space or are someone who works from home, we say, give coworking a fair chance, who knows, you may love it like the others too.