Coworking. You’ve probably heard about it. Since 2005, it has made its way into the parlance of mainstream business operations, disrupting everything about the way we work along the way.
Six surprising benefits of coworking spaces
Coworking challenges our understanding of the traditional office. It encourages us to think of our work as an extension of who we are as individuals, something that feeds our passions and fuels our innovative spirit.
Esoteric notions aside, here are some of the most surprising benefits of coworking spaces:
1. Coworking spaces are more healthy than conventional offices
Generally, coworking spaces feature an open-concept design. This allows for tons of natural light, a situation that has been scientifically proven to reduce eyestrain, headaches, and fatigue in the workplace. Unlike being trapped in a cubicle, open concept spaces encourage you to get up and get moving every once in a while, which supports your mental health and might even help you burn a few extra calories along the way.
2. Coworking spaces are high-energy workspaces
Since just about everybody in a coworking space is working on their own stuff, there is a ton of productive energy happening all the time. This atmosphere is highly productive, and—face it—if you’re working next to somebody who’s on fire, you’re far more likely to match that energy. Go get ‘em!
3. Coworking gives you excellent networking opportunities
If you’re a company or startup who’s just launching, you need all the help you can get. Coworking spaces are lousy with freelancers, many of whom are eager to land a new gig. Similarly, you might become acquainted with other companies or entrepreneurs in need of your services. It’s a win-win.
4. Coworking has a social scene of its own
One thing you might feel you lack as a solopreneur, remote worker, freelancer, etc., is those Friday after-work get-togethers, the chats in the break room, the friendly camaraderie of the workspace. Coworking spaces often host regular social events, networking events, and holiday shindigs so you’ll never have to go without some occasional, much-needed office revelry.
5. Coworking is a great way to get involved in the community
Most coworking spaces have a strong connection to their local community. From hosting fundraising events to collecting toys for kids at holiday time, it gives you an easy way to get involved, be of service, and get some of those warm-and-fuzzies you’ve been missing out on.
6. Coworking makes you legit
If you are looking for a great reason to move out of your home office and into a coworking space, this is a good one. Coworking gives you a professional business address, business-grade internet, executive facilities, and tons of amenities that you’re just not going to get at home – like meeting rooms, audio-visual equipment, and a variety of comfortable workspaces.
Are you considering a coworking membership? Drop by Business Workspaces in El Dorado Hills. We’d love to give you a tour and tell you about how we can help.