What is a co-working space?
A co-working space is a place where freelancers can come together to work in a traditional work environment. The co-working space concept came about in 2005. People realised that there was a gap in the market for a communal office space for independent workers. So, by paying a daily, weekly or monthly fee, independent workers can combat isolation and the distractions that come with working from home.
But why not just work from home?
As many that work from home will say that they feel less focused in a home environment. Whilst at home, your mind associates where you are with rest. Therefore, it is important for many to have a contrast in spaces for different purposes.
Not to mention, humans are social creatures. And a communal office offers people the daily social interaction that you would find in a regular office. These workplaces create community whilst also allowing networking. So, co-working spaces can potentially lead to valuable professional relationships too.
Despite the concept being introduced in the early 00s, co-working spaces have become more prevalent over the past decade.
Who else can use these spaces?
Covid-19 forced many into a virtual realm through which many have chosen to remain. Therefore, as you could probably imagine, the amount of remote and hybrid workers has surged since then. But this doesn’t mean that they won’t go days without missing a conventional work environment. So, co-working spaces are perfect for those that are feeling nostalgic over an office environment! So, with many co-working spaces offering daily charges, this is the perfect remedy for remote workers craving socialisation or just a distraction free zone as and when they feel like it!
An appealing atmosphere is vital
It is crucial that a co-working space has an attractive aesthetic that people will be motivated by and look forward to spending their working days in. Additionally, they need to be flexible spaces that cater to a variety of needs. So, whether that’s meeting rooms, quiet areas, or networking zones. It needs to be a place that surpasses a home office and that people want to return to.
Co-working spaces are an innovative way to adapt to the increase in remote working. Additionally, they are a fantastic way to meet the demands of freelancers.
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