According to wikipedia coworking is a style of work that involves a shared working environment, often an office, and independent activity. Unlike in a typical office environment, those coworking are usually not employed by the same organization. Typically it is attractive to work-at-home professionals, independent contractors, or people who travel frequently who end up working in relative isolation. Co-working is also the social gathering of a group of people who are still working independently, but who share values, and who are interested in the synergy that can happen from working with like-minded talented people in the same space.
What are some of the benefits of co-working?
1. It’s more social
Think about all of the greatest moments in your life for a second—the experiences that shaped you, the conversations you had, the milestones. They all probably share something in common. They were with the people who mean the most to you. Heck, they were with people in general. The same goes for work. Being in a place where you can talk to people, bounce ideas off others and feel connected to the world outside your house helps make your work more vital. You might even make a friend or two.
2. You gain access to office amenities
Collaborative workspaces take the coffee shop idea a step further by (depending on the space), providing access to conference rooms for private meetings, printers, computers and even mailboxes. Not being required to pay for things like a high-end printer, Internet and having a place your clients and customers can meet can be invaluable.
3. You get to pick
Not feeling like making the trek downtown? For $20 a day you can work down the street at that shiny new office space. Coworking office discovery sites like Loose Cubes, Desks Near Me and WorkSnug make it as easy as entering your address to find an open desk for the day. You can shop around until you find the space the suits you the best without breaking the bank or just desk surf to keep things interesting.
4. Get dressed for success
As simple as it sounds, coworking forces you to have a daily routine that you otherwise might not settle into it. Most people need some semblance of a routine to be productive. Even if it’s not daily, the process of getting dressed (highly encouraged at most coworking spaces), making coffee, brushing your teeth and getting out of the house will help keep you sane.
5. Boundaries = Good
One of the complaints that my wife has (she works at home full-time), is that at the end of the day she has a hard time separating her work life from her non-work life. Whenever she sees our kitchen table and computer, she immediately has flashes of spreadsheets, Outlook email and the pressure to enter in another sales order. Whereas, I just see a good place for a pizza. The separation between work and life is an important distinction that coworking can help solve.
source: Mitch Holt
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