Co-working spaces are membership-based facilities where diverse individuals or independent professionals work together in a shared, communal environment. The popularity of shared-workspaces has increased significantly fueled largely by the increase in remote workers and freelancers. Coworking has helped thousands of entrepreneurs turn their passions into thriving businesses that they can grow into substantial companies. So what is so special about co-working spaces and how can it benefit your general wellbeing?
Access to an autonomous workspace while feeling part of a community
Forming connections with others is a major need for all humans and one of the biggest reasons why freelancers and other professionals prefer to work in a communal space rather than from home or in a small, nondescript, rented office. The management at the Lab Factory is aware of the importance of cultivating community interactions between members and are constantly looking for ways to facilitate unique experiences to meet the needs of respective members. This helps all businesses rather big or small feel part of a community. That said, each workspace has its own ‘vibe’, and socialising is entirely voluntary. Members can choose when and how they wish to interact with others but still feel a strong identity with coworkers and the potential for strong personal and professional relationships. Co-working spaces can provide you with the opportunity to create a space to work as an individual but also feel part of a greater community.
Finding more meaning in your work
Compared to working in traditional offices, people who work in co-working spaces can choose projects that are meaningful and exciting to them. Co-workers are free to be themselves instead of feeling the need to have an office persona. Instead of competing with workmates, collaboration becomes the norm. Dealing with issues like office politics and expectations can be exhausting. Working in a co-working space allows you to concentrate on your own goals and aspirations in a culture that is more relaxed and friendly due to a less competitive environment.
Working in a co-working space provides you with the ability to take a coffee break when you need it, take part in some communal activities, or leave the office when there is nothing more you would like to do. All of this contributes to a feeling of being in charge of your life and how much time you wish to spend working. Avoiding work anxiety contributes to a feeling of general wellbeing and confidence.
If you are interested in joining a co-working space in Rockingham, Western Australia, contact one of our friendly consultants at The Lab Factory who will be happy to discuss your personal and specific needs and offer the best solution. For more information on how we can help you achieve your business goals, visit our website at thelabfactory.com.au