The Co-working Boom
In these changing times, the modern workplace has evolved from single-company offices to co-working spaces that are open to freelancers, small businesses, and start-ups. Not only are these great for people who need to be mobile, but co-working spaces are also a more cost-effective option for companies on a budget.
So, what is a co-working space?
As the name suggests, a co-working space is a large room or even a full floor in a building that serves as a shared workplace for those seeking a quiet spot to work or for a venue where they can meet with partners or clients in place of a dedicated office.
Many co-working spaces offer a variety of amenities such as hot desks, shared galley-type kitchens, coffee services, and even conference rooms. It’s essentially getting an office without having to worry about overheads and operational expenses.
What are the advantages of being in a co-working space?
- Increased productivity for freelancers as there are fewer distractions, and one can easily focus on daily tasks and projects. Following some productive workspace tips is an added benefit.
- Better opportunities for networking and collaboration as people from a diverse array of industries use co-working spaces. The communal nature of many working areas with large work tables encourages socialisation and opens the doors to working partnerships and creating creative collaborative relationships.
- A co-working space is a cost-effective choice for small businesses. Overheads and operational costs can eat up a great deal of money. These may decrease amounts dedicated to corporate initiatives and projects, so paying a fixed monthly rate for the use of a co-working space is a great help.
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