Are Co-Working Spaces Right For You?

The way we work has been completely transformed by technology. A study by IWG has found that 70% of the world's working population has worked remotely for at least one day a week. This new working arrangement has lead to the rise of digital nomads and freelancers that travel the world while they bring their work with them wherever they go.

What's more, there are also benefits to getting out of the house. In fact, the act of simply leaving your home can already be beneficial to your wellbeing. Just your short (or long) walk to the coworking space to get out of your hotel room or home office can already do wonders for your physical health. Pain Free Working reveals that people who sit for 9.5 hours a day tend to have shorter lifespans, which is why it’s crucial to get some movement daily. Consider the walk to your coworking space a relaxed exercise that'll help you out in the long run. Coworking spaces can also be beneficial to your mental health as working alone in a stuffy room can drive you a little loopy.

NuMundo details that the positive atmosphere that working around like-minded individuals provides can be just the thing you need after long stretches of work, allowing you to emotionally recharge. And as we've already mentioned in our article on How to Meet People While Traveling, coworking spaces are perfect for building connections as they often host social events after work hours.


Things To Consider Before Trying Coworking Spaces

WG has found that 70% of the world's working population has worked remotely for at least one day a week. This new working arrangement has lead to the rise of digital nomads and freelancers that travel the world while they bring their work with them wherever they go.

Now, given recent events, we're not sure if travelling is the best thing to do even after this all blows over. These remote workers and digital nomads will need a place to conduct their that's a little bit more professional than coffee shops or cafes. Luckily, the rise of coworking spaces has given people more options when it comes to accessible working spaces. The Telegraph reports that coworking space industry is now worth £20 billion leading to more spaces opening up across the country. Seeing as they're pretty convenient options, it would be wise to consider working here once everything goes back to normal. But if you're undecided on the matter, read on to know more about whether to not coworking spaces are right for you!


Benefits of Coworking Spaces

 

The first thing you have to consider is cost and the services that the coworking space will provide. Money doesn't grow on trees and making use of coworking spaces won't be worth it if the space doesn't provide services that you'll need. Do they have enough printers? Meeting rooms? Will their internet connection be sufficient for the kind of work you do? These are the questions that you'll need to consider before availing of these types of spaces.

Then again, how will you really know unless you give coworking spaces a shot? Luckily, many coworking spaces have flexible payment schemes meaning that trying them on for a short trial period should be within the realm of possibility. We recommend that you try working in the space to see if the coworking space is right for you.



Written by Jean Jones for arcido.com

 



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