Work where, when, and how you choose. Shared workspace, also known as coworking, goworking, and workspace on demand, allows for more autonomy and control over your workflow, work style, and working schedule. Many spaces have a variety of workstation options in which to choose, ranging from collaborative tables, individual desks, standing stations, huddle space, conference rooms, and team meet space. Hours of operation can also vary and range from open Monday thru Friday 8am-5pm to even some open 24/7. You can pick and choose what’s right for you.
Studies have concluded that given the freedom to work where, when, and how you choose, productivity can increase. Deskmag noted that 74% of coworkers are more productive and a third reported an increase in earnings. Even employees that work from either their main office or occasionally from their home office often find themselves working at a coworking space because of the professional vibe, collaboration, and fewer distractions.
Leasing an office, outfitting it with quality furnishings, adding high-speed internet, and paying for utilities all adds up. Add to this the extra stress of being on the hook for a 3-year, 5-year, or sometimes 10-year lease, and it’s no wonder many businesses fail. Most shared office providers allow you to choose from an hourly, daily, weekly, or monthly rate without long extended contracts. Just simply pay-as-you-go!
Since most workspaces have flexible plans, this can lead to an influx and variety of mobile professionals in which to network. The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well at coworking facilities and with this brings many business and partnership opportunities. These newfound connections from various industries will serve as valuable resources for inspiration, expertise, mentorship, or even just sounding boards to discuss new ideas for business.
Isn’t it time you found your space?