The grass is always greener on the other side and this could not be more true than in the workplace. You spend your whole career in an office lamenting about how nice it would be to work from home and then as soon as you embark on starting your own business from home, you start to miss the days of commiserating with coworkers and a work wardrobe that consisted of more than pajamas.
But, what if you didn’t have to choose between working from the comfort of your home and a professional office space? This is where coworking spaces come into play.
Coworking spaces are communal offices where anyone can rent an office or desk. You pay a monthly membership and the price generally depends on how many hours you want to use the space for. This way you only pay for what you need and don’t have to feel guilty if you want to spend a rainy day working from home.
Most coworking spaces are open office plans where you can surround yourself with other budding entrepreneurs. There are conference rooms to borrow for meetings, plenty of coffee and often times networking events for members. These spaces are great places to get work done and meet other entrepreneurs.
For a freelancer or small business owner who can not afford an office space of their own, these spaces are affordable and professional options. Don’t feel comfortable meeting a client at your home office or a coffee shop? Now you have an appropriate place to meet them.
If you are worried that renting a coworking space is a waste of money, consider the benefits from Deskmag’s Annual Global Coworking Survey!
The results showed:
71% of participants reported a boost in creativity since joining a coworking space
62% said their standard of work had improved
68% said they were able to focus better
64% said they could better complete tasks on time
Have you ever worked in a coworking space? We’d love for you to share your experience with us in the comments!