As the world evolves to completely wireless, humans thrive to unchain themselves from all things disabling their priceless freedom including work offices. Escaping the 9-5 job has now become the new trend among millennials who are now building, create-your-own schedule, do-it-your own way, careers. Freelancing, remote working, digital nomading are all new concepts that have emerged from this new social need of being completely independent and unfolding the idea of coworking spaces along the way. If you are unaware of the coworking space concept, it is simply a gathering of individuals or a group of individual sharing the same working space where they strive to complete their day-to-day tasks and finish off their work. Although their occupation may differ, the idea of having freelances, entrepreneurs or remote workers work in the same space creates a positive synergy and most importantly enhances productivity. In fact, research has shown that people in coworking spaces reach a productivity level of 6 on a scale of 7, scoring higher than the average of people in regular offices. We have been analyzing the behavior of people in a coworking spaces, trying to dig more to uncover the mystery behind this interesting fact and here are the reasons to why we think coworking spaces increase productivity significantly.
NETWORKING & BEING AROUND PEOPLE:
Not any people, but people who share the same struggle, the same perceptions and often times the same passion. In a co-working space, an uncanny passion fills the air and warms up the places’ vibe. Individuals find themselves surrounded with people who hustle and work hard to achieve their dreams and goals. Getting to know these people and being contaminated by their feverish desire to succeed is a true driver to keep going and overcome the inevitable endeavors and hardships independent employees suffer from. People get to build a strong network and have the feeling like that they are all in this together.
Working from home can be relaxing but sometimes extremely stressful when ones struggle to unplug and unwind becomes a real issue. Being alone in a room, surrounded with nothing but cold walls won’t help either. Solitude and stress leads to nothing but shattered mental health and a downfall in productivity. Working in a rigid office doesn’t look like the perfect solution either, since most individuals working from home strive for flexibility and independency that offices deprive them of. Coworking spaces, on the other hands, offer the perfect mid-solution to these individual, they get to separate their work from their personal lives, chose a very fitting schedule be it late afternoons or early mornings, and can wave goodbye to angsty solitude.
PROFESSIONAL GUIDANCE AND INSPIRATION:
In coworking spaces, as aforementioned you are usually surrounded by entrepreneurs and freelancers who are either pursuing the same career path as yours or heading to a complete opposite direction. Both of these people might turn out to be very useful resort when help is needed. Think young social entrepreneur, who needs to establish his website and promote his services. Looking around he’ll find himself surrounded by UX/UI designer and digital marketers to whom he can certainly reach out for guidance.
Coworking spaces are hence the perfect fit for the young independent and unwired generation. It is the dream office, where you can come whenever you want, work on whatever pleases you and fits your current life while still having coworkers and people who you can share your projects with, work with and get inspired from to achieve maximum productivity and boost your career. At TechVerse, we strive to offer our coworkers, the best work envionmnment, professional yet warm to feel at your own office home.
By Imane, The eSocial Ninja