The Benefits of Coworking

Written on Tuesday, 24 May 2016

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Having an office job isn’t what it used to be – the 9 to 5 workday spent in a sectioned off workstation with nothing but a computer, phone, and a picture of the kids, is becoming a thing of the past.

These days, a relaxed and open-plan workspace is more popular amongst employees, with an increasing number of us opting to work from a larger, shared office space – also known as coworking.  

What is coworking?

Coworking is where an office space or working environment is utilised by individuals working independently or collaboratively in a shared space, from varying business sectors, to share equipment, ideas, and industry knowledge.

The benefits of coworking

The most obvious benefit of coworking is the flexibility it can offer, which is why it can be popular with entrepreneurs and business start-ups. Whether you’re looking for office space for a few days per month, or need somewhere with 24/7 access, this style of workplace can be the perfect fit. 

Another obvious benefit to sharing an office space is that it cuts overheads – shared resources means that employees can work from an office they may not otherwise have been able to afford.

It’s also an ideal solution for freelancers and business start-ups, who are desperate to escape the confines of the spare room, or the local coffee shop (if they feel they’ve outstayed their welcome!). The buzz of a busy coworking office space can work wonders for productivity, offering a professional working space with reliable internet connection and no distractions from family members, or the TV.

Making the move into shared office space also opens the doors to new networking opportunities and the ability to collaborate with other businesses; sharing information, contacts and expertise – a few heads are better than one!        

Coworking as a stepping stone

If you’ve started up your own business from home, there will come a time when you’ll feel the need to fly the nest and get your own office space – coworking offers a great opportunity to do this, keeping expenses to a minimum. 

Even if you’re an established business, a coworking space might enable you to work from a better business premises, a city-centre location perhaps, that you may not otherwise have been able to afford. 

ALTERNATIVES TO COWORKING

If coworking isn’t quite right for you at the moment, you might find these alternatives useful:

1. Virtual office space – a virtual office space means you’ll have all the benefits of working remotely, but you’ll have a permanent business address – which is a quick and effective way to improve your business’s image. This is an ideal solution if you’re not quite ready to move into a new office space but need a business address or if you’d like to set up your business across multiple locations. There are a number of packages which cater for all sorts of requirements. 

2. Meeting rooms – whether you need a space for staff meetings, training or conferences, meeting rooms provide a professional location that can be booked as and when needed.

Coworking can offer a great platform to move your business to the next level – huge businesses like Instagram and Tripadvisor all started life in coworking spaces – so if you’re looking to grow your business space, check out our packages or get in touch with our team who's happy to answer all your questions. 

                                                                                                                                                               

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