City or Suburbs? Where is My Ideal Flexible Office Space?

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When you think of coworking, you might think of large businesses like WeWork of Regus that thrive in urban environments like Boston and New York City. Thanks to the changing work culture, coworking and flexible office spaces have seen expansive growth over the past few years. With this expansion, the coworking industry is quickly spreading to the suburbs. Many large companies have taken notice of how well the flexible office structure is working for both employee happiness and productivity levels. Outsourcing work to the suburbs not only cut costs for large companies, but also saves small businesses, start-ups, and independent workers money, time, and frustration. Still, many professionals are still tied to the city. When considering a flexible office space, deciding between the city and the suburbs is likely one of the first questions you should ask yourself. But what factors should you take into consideration? And how do you decide what space you’ll thrive in?

Take into Consideration Commute Time

If you are looking to boost productivity and save time in your new flexible office space, try cutting commute time. If you live in the suburbs, the best way to do that is by joining a space in a neighboring suburban area. Did you know, Boston has one of the worst commutes of all major US cities, with only “13% of people being able to reach their destination in 30 minutes by vehicle or public transport”? What’s worse? For those who rely on public transportation, like the MBTA, for example, only 8% can reach Boston within 30 minutes. (Curbed Boston

One of the biggest perks of working in the suburbs is the commute (or lack thereof.) Avoiding a long commute saves you time, money, and sanity, which is why many people are looking to set up their offices in suburban communities. Take our Canton office, for example: we are a five-minute drive from routes 93, 95 and 24; an ideal location for anyone who wants to spend more time being productive and less time commuting.

Working in the suburbs also means you likely still have access to the city when you do need it, especially if you’re looking on the South Shore. So close to Boston, there is no need to commute every single day — save those long drives for the occasional meeting in the city.

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How Much Space Are You Looking For?

If you are interested in a shared space, like coworking where you work in communal rooms equipped with tables, desks, couches, etc., chances are, there are many more options in the city. Needing minimal space gives you a lot more options when it comes to deciding where you’d like to work. For example, if you don’t need a dedicated desk or private office space, you can try a membership that allows you to utilize multiple different spaces, rather than just one. These options are much more common in urban areas, so if workspace flexibility is important to you, the city might be the way to go.

However, if you’re looking for a private office, options in the suburbs tend to be more flexible, cheaper, and bigger. The city is densely populated, filled with other professionals looking for space to get work done or set up their businesses. What does this mean for you? Less space and less options available.

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What Fits Your Lifestyle?

There is no denying that sometimes the city is just more exciting than the suburbs; its no wonder that many young people early in their careers are drawn toward city environments rather than suburban towns. If you don’t mind a long commute or are eager to live that city-life, an office in an urban area like Boston or New York is a great choice. However, the city lifestyle is not for everyone. Many professionals find the suburbs to be more peaceful, more friendly, and a better environment overall. Plus, because many people move to the suburbs with their families, suburban areas are great diverse communities for people of all ages to enjoy.

Overall, deciding between the city or the suburbs is a very personal decision, depending on individual lifestyle, wants, and needs.

What’s The Best Way to Network in a Coworking Space?

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Coworking spaces offer unique networking opportunities that traditional offices lack. Because coworking spaces are not dedicated to one business, or even one industry, there are ample opportunities to meet different working professionals from countless different backgrounds, all in one space. Whatever industry you’re in, chances are you can make some pretty great connections in a coworking space. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to go about making those connections in the best way possible.

Organic Networking

Sometimes trying too hard can actually negatively affect your networking efforts. Instead, try to keep an open mind and see every opportunity to meet people, especially in the otherwise mundane daily routines. Grabbing a cup of coffee in the communal café? Strike up a conversation with others in the space — and you don’t just have to talk about work. Some of the best connections come organically, that’s why we put organic networking on the top of our list. Staying in the loop in your coworking space and getting to know your fellow members is most important; before you start really networking, you should become familiar with your coworking community and what it’s all about.

Ask for Feedback

Asking for feedback is an easy and natural way to start making some connections in your coworking space. Are you playing around with a new logo? Ask a few people what they think. Applying for a new position? Find some people in the industry and ask them for resume or interview advice. Chances are, people will want to help you succeed, so be open to asking for help or advice when you need it.

Support People

One of the best ways to network in a coworking space is by helping those around you. People are always going to be looking for help — maybe you can help a new freelancer how to set up her website, or share a piece of helpful marketing advice to a business owner. Coworking spaces are great because they are naturally collaborative environments, allowing members to work together to solve problems. Using your skills to help others is a great way to get your name out there in the community.

Community Events

Most coworking spaces do a great job of planning community events for their members — these are the perfect times to network with your fellow coworkers. Not only does a planned event take the pressure off of you to facilitate organic networking, but it is literally designed to get members talking to one another. Try to attend the events put on by your community manager and see what kind of conversations you can have with your fellow members!

Don’t Be Pushy

The worst way to go about networking is by being pushy — it comes off an inauthentic and pushes people away. It’s also annoying. If you are talking to people just to get something for yourself, it’ll be easy to tell. Instead of approaching others with sales pitches, try making genuine connections based on mutual interest. In a recent article about networking in coworking spaces, Iris Kavanagh, a coworking consultant, had this to say:

“When running a coworking space, I like to follow the 95/5 rule, which is 95% informational and 5% sales. I think that’s a good rule to practice in networking, as well. Networking is really about building real relationships with people—it’s not about talking about what you do all the time. If 95% of the conversation is informational, and maybe you’re giving them advice about what they’re looking to do, then you can follow that up by letting them know that you’re building a consultancy in that field and would love to talk more. Think soft sell and not hard sell.”

We could not agree more. Networking is about making connections that are mutually beneficial and will last, not just getting ahead.

Be Open

If you make an effort to be approachable, chances are… you will be approached. Spend a few hours a day without your headphones in (this signals that you don’t mind being spoken too.) Or work at different stations throughout the space on different days so that you surround yourself with new people. We’re creatures of habit, but getting out of your comfort zone can do wonders for you connecting skills. It’s easier said than done, but making yourself approachable is a surefire way of connecting with a few members every week.

Whether you are a newbie or an experienced coworker, networking is the greatest benefit of coworking space. Getting involved in the community is the best way to meet new people with similar values and career goals. It can be intimidating to talk to strangers, especially in our increasingly internet-based world, but you can start by just saying “hi” :)

How to Choose the Right Flexible Office Space

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Alright, so you’ve decided to enter the world of flexible office. That’s great! But the search can be intimidating. Now that coworking has become the new normal, there are countless businesses popping up in the city and suburbs alike that claim to be the best place to work. How do you decide which space is right for you?

Location

First things first, it’s important to find a coworking space whose location makes sense. Do you want to work close to your home in the suburbs? Or you would prefer a space right downtown in the city? These are questions you should ask yourself before you even start your search.

Membership Options

Many flexible office spaces offer countless different memberships. If you know you only need to use a coworking space three times a week, then there is a membership that will allow you do to that. However, you can also purchase a membership plan that will allow you to work at different locations throughout your area. Or, if you need a space to yourself, there are options for private office. Flexibility can also be a huge factor when it comes to deciding which space is right for your business, so looking into contract details and flexibility to change your membership as needed is important if you’re not sure exactly what you’ll need yet.

Space

It is a good idea to tour a space before committing to any memberships; touring multiple spaces can give you a good idea of what you like and don’t like in a work space. The physical environment of a space can lead to greater productivity, or cause distractions — choose your space wisely.

Community

One of the things we love about Workspace, and flexible office spaces more generally, is the community they create. Each space will have a different community, but finding the one that’s right for you is important. Ask about current members, demographics, and community events in the space — these questions can help you decide if it’s a place you’d feel at home in.

Amenities

Is free coffee a necessity? What about printer use and conference room rental? Amenities are different from space to space, so make sure whichever space you choose offers all the amenities you need to make your work day flow smoothly.

Price

Our last factor is the least exciting, but maybe the most important: price. You want to make sure you choose a flexible office space that is within your budget. If you are an entrepreneur just start a new business, especially, it is important to make sure you keep costs to a minimum. Like we mentioned, most flexible office spaces offer different memberships, so starting out on the low end and working your way up as your business grows is a great option.

Whichever space you decide to join, it’s important to remember that you’ll get out of it what you put into it. We just wrote an article about how to be a good flexible office member — check it out!

How to be a Good Flexible Office Member?

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In our blog post, “What Makes for a Good Flexible Office Environment,” one of the things we talked about was community. Part of the reason coworking has taken off is because of the sense of community it offers; remote workers and entrepreneurs can miss out on the chance to build a work community because they are rarely in a traditional office setting. Working alongside other professionals in a coworking space fills the community gap, giving remote workers, freelancers, and business owners the chance to create an awesome community and build connections.

What makes a great community? The people in it. Just like a regular office, coworking communities depend on their members to make it what it is. We already answered what makes a good coworking space, now lets see what makes a good coworking member.

Have Manners

This one might seem like a given, but it’s important to mention. Office etiquette can make or break a coworking community. Talking too loud, listening to music without headphones, or taking up more space than you need are just some of the things that can result in a negative experience for your coworking peers. A good rule of thumb — if you wouldn’t do it in a traditional office, don’t do it in a coworking space. Of course, there are exceptions, but making sure you make the space you’re in welcoming for all members is key to being a good coworking member.

Replace What You Use

One of the awesome perks of coworking spaces is the many amenities they offer. Most coworking spaces provide unlimited coffee, free office supplies, and even things like ping pong tables for those much needed brain breaks. Making sure that you refill the creamer if you use the last of it, or break open that new box of k-cups really makes all the difference when it comes to being a great coworking member. Environments thrive when everybody does their part, so make sure you’re doing yours.

Network

Coworking spaces give individuals the incredible opportunity to network. Surrounded by like-minded business professionals, you can get some serious insight into your industry or best practices from the person sitting next to you. While it isn’t a necessity, reaching out to your fellow coworking members and networking is one of the best ways to immerse yourself into the community.

Don’t Try to Sell

Networking is different than selling. It might be tempting to work on your sales pitch to members of your coworking community, but it’s important to keep things professional — that means keeping the sales to a minimum (read: none at all). While coworking spaces are a great place to ask for feedback and collaborate with other professionals, trying to sell your products or services to people while they’re trying to get some work done. If your coworking peers are interested in your business or services, trust that they will approach you.

Coworking communities are great because they are diverse and flexible; unlike the traditional office setting, coworking spaces are home to countless different businesses and innovative thinkers. Joining a coworking community not only gives you connections and a chance to socialize at work, but also can lead to serious business growth!

What Makes for a Good Flexible Office Environment?

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We’ve talked a lot about how the work place is changing. Outdated concepts of work, such as the traditional office setting or the typical 9 - 5, are quickly becoming things of the past. Because there is no one-size fits all model for the modern professional, a flexible office environment is the new normal. At Workspace, we thrive on flexibility, making sure every individual’s unique work needs are met. Although we think we’ve got a pretty good idea of what makes our space thrive, we wondered: what what makes for a good flexible office environment?

Community

The most important thing about any environment is the community — who we are and what we stand for. A great community not only makes you feel welcomed and at home, it can also lead to a boost in productivity and business growth. Networking is one of the most important factors businesses need to take into account today; flexible office environments place you in the middle of a community of innovate thinkers, entrepreneurs, and seasoned professionals who are sure to give you some insight. Part of the reason we love our community at Workspace is because of it’s diversity — there are a number of different businesses, practices, and entrepreneurs who all bring something unique to the table. You can always learn something new from the person sitting next to you or while you’re grabbing a coffee from our café.

Hospitality and Facilities

A flexible office environment can only be as good as the space it is in. Hospitality and facilities are two of the key factors when it comes to making a good place to work. Things like a front desk receptionist, unlimited coffee, and a pristine workspace filled with office supplies make all the difference when it comes to flexible offices. Things like reliable internet might be considered a given, but definitely aren’t; this one thing can make or break your work experience. When looking for a place to work, take into account the cleanliness of the building, the amenities offered, and the company culture.

Workspace Design

Does your flexible office environment have a shared kitchen? What about a communal conference room? These are all things to ask during your office search. There are recent studies about workplace design and how it impacts things like work life happiness and productivity levels. Here’s a fun article from Gensler that goes over how design impacts employee happiness and business success.

Ability to Have Work-Life Balance

Work-Life balance is no longer a luxury, its a necessity. Alan Kohll, a contributor for Forbes, who we mentioned in our Why Co-Working? blog post, had some things to say about work-life balance:

Maintaining work-life balance helps reduce stress and helps prevent burnout in the workplace. Chronic stress is one of the most common health issues in the workplace. It can lead to physical consequences such as hypertension, digestive troubles, chronic aches and pains and heart problems. Chronic stress can also negatively impact mental health because it’s linked to a higher risk of depression, anxiety and insomnia… By creating a work environment that prioritizes work-life balance, employers can save money and maintain a healthier, more productive workforce.

Not only does work-life balance lead to happier employees, it also promotes health and ends up saving money and boosting productivity. If you want, you can read Kohll’s entire article here.

Clearly, a space that promotes this balance is a place you want to be. Many coworking spaces and flexible office spaces give perks to promote this balance that the traditional office model doesn’t. An example? Some companies let you bring your dog to the office. What’s more balanced than that?!

Price

Lastly, one of the most important things when it comes to good flexible office environment is price. You want to make sure you’re getting the most bang for your buck. If you’re over paying, you aren’t going to feel good about where you are. Make sure, wherever you rent, you’re getting a fair price.

Private Office or Coworking: What will work for me?

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Here at Workspace, we offer both coworking and private office options. But how do you know which option is best suited for your business? There are a multitude of factors to consider when it comes to deciding the best kind of space for you; we’ve outlined a few of the questions you should ask yourself before choosing a private office or coworking space.

What is your client base?

One of the first questions you should ask yourself is about your clientele. Depending on your client base, you may need a personal office for privacy and confidentiality reasons. Do you often take calls during the work day that involve sensitive information? Or is your desk covered in files and confidential paperwork? If so, a private office might be the better option for your business. Furthermore, meeting space matters; if you need a dedicated space to have on hand 24/7 to meet with clients, your own office is key.

On the other hand, if you are a freelancer or entrepreneur, privacy may not be as critical for you. If meetings aren’t a part of your daily schedule, there is no need for a private space. Coworking memberships often come with conference room options, meaning you can reserve space only when you need it.

How much space do you require?

Space is another important factor when it comes to deciding between a private office or coworking. Do you need a file cabinet to keep your paperwork? Or do you like to leave work out on your desk from one day to the next to keep projects going? If so, a private office gives you the freedom to do so. In a coworking space, you don’t have the same storage options as a private office, if any. Plus, if you work with specific tools during the day, having to haul those to and from work each day is less than ideal.

But, if you’re a digital nomad and all you need is on your laptop or devices, coworking is an awesome option for you! Once you’ve eliminated the need for physical storage, you’re free to roam from one space to another.

What does your team look like?

How many team members are a part of your business? If you have more than three, it might be best to look into private office options. Coworking spaces work great for individuals and small teams, but larger teams often require their own spaces to best do their job. At Workspace, our furnished offices give you all the benefits of a secure private office, plus allow you to enjoy the benefits of a coworking environment. Our offices offer flexible sizing and accommodations option, meaning we’ll find the perfect space for your team. Interested? Check them out!

What level of freedom are you looking for?

One awesome perk of coworking is the freedom that comes with it. Many coworking spaces have numerous different work stations, such as cubicles, shared work tables, or even standing desks. A change of scenery each day can boost productivity and prevent creative blocks, which is especially great for freelancers and creatives. What’s more, many coworking memberships give you the option to work in multiple different spaces. For example, Workbar offers a “passport” membership, meaning you can work at any Workbar location, whenever you want!

What are your work habits like?

Deciding between a coworking space or a private option can be tricky, especially for individual professionals. Taking a look at your work habits can help guide you in the right direction. Do you like to listen to music without headphones? Have a gourmet lunch every day at your desk? Coworking requires some serious workplace etiquette; if you like to let loose every once an a while (ie: have a dance party every afternoon) chances are, a private office would be the best place to do so.

Whether your are a remote worker, freelancer, or business owner, Workspace has an option that will best suit your business needs. We’re always open for a chat or a tour — call us today to schedule an inside look at one of our locations! 888.701.3246

Is A Virtual Office Worth it?

Virtual Office: Really worth it?

Whether you’re just starting out or already have an established brand, you might be wondering what the next steps should be in making your business more professional. If you work from home or out of coworking spaces, a virtual office should be high on your list of priorities. A virtual office gives you a professional mailing address and phone number, without the physical office. Virtual offices are great for small businesses, entrepreneurs, and freelancers who want to look more established and grow their brand. Having a professional address and phone number to put on websites, business cards, and in communications makes a huge difference and sets your business apart from the competition. Many coworking spaces, including Workspace, offer options for virtual offices. Although they differ, most virtual offices offer a professional mailing address and phone number, conference room rentals and meeting space, and use of office amenities. 

If you’re looking for reasons why you should consider a virtual office space, here are three of our favorite perks: 

Minimize costs 

Virtual office allows you to minimize costs; it gives you the perks of a professional office space, without the costs. This is a great option for digital nomads or people who prefer to work from home. 

Flexibility 

Workplace flexibility is important, especially as the nature of work continues to change. Because there is no need to be tied to the office, you can set up your virtual office in any location, not just where you work. Say you want to work in different coworking spaces throughout a city, or you travel frequently -- a virtual office gives you a home base with the flexibility to be on the go. 

Privacy 

If you are a freelancer or own your own business, virtual offices give you a heightened level of security. A professional address and phone number eliminates the need to use your home address or personal phone numbers on business documents or marketing materials. 

We might be biased, but we think a virtual office is totally worth it! A virtual office can take your business to the next level and open opportunities for growth. If you’re interested in chatting with us about our virtual office options at Workspace, get in touch!


Why is Coworking so Popular?

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Why is Coworking so Popular?

Thanks to big companies like WeWork and The Wing, coworking is a hot topic and most everyone who’s online knows a bit about it. Coworking combines community and work; different people working under the same roof, using the same resources, for different companies. But why is it so popular? 

The nature of work is changing, meaning the places we work need to adapt. Coworking offers a new way of approaching the work day, one that is often stress free, collaborative, and productive. The gig-economy is growing, meaning there is (and will continue to be) an influx of freelance and remote workers needing professional spaces to work. 

Coworking allows for a greater freedom for freelancers, remote workers, and professionals alike. Working independently has its challenges, but coworking eliminates the need to be tied to a specific space or the distractions that come with working from home. What’s more, many coworking companies offer memberships that allow you to work at a multitude of different offices in different locations. 

Coworking spaces are often focused heavily on sustainability. Coworking saves resources and is vastly more sustainable than the traditional office set-up. By coworking, we save electricity, produce less waste, and communally work toward being more environmentally conscious. Sharing resources like paper supplies, eliminating single use plastic are just some of the ways that coworking spaces promote more sustainable work-life practices. 

One of the most valuable gifts coworking can give to individuals is work-life balance. Coworking provides a professional environment and, in many cases, private space to get work done during the day, but sets you free when the day is over. In a coworking space, there is no pressure to stay extra hours just to show face in the office. And, because many of these spaces are designed to promote productivity and eliminate distractions, you end up getting more work done in less time, meaning you don’t need to stay late to finish projects.

5 Marketing Tools You Should Be Using for Your Start-Up

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5 Marketing Tools for Start-ups, Entrepreneurs, and Freelancers 

If you run a start-up, or you’re a freelancer trying to stay afloat in this gig economy, the last thing you have time to worry about is your marketing strategy. Yet, everyone knows that one of the many keys to a successful business is a strategic marketing plan. How can you best get the word out and grow your audience? 

Creating a marketing strategy from scratch can be intimidating, thats why Workspace has put together a list of tools we love to get you started on the right track. Spend less time planning and more time doing with these marketing tools: 

Squarespace 

One of the first steps of creating a business is building a website: if you cant easily showcase what you do on the web, a marketing strategy is useless. 

Create a clean, all-in-one website with Squarespace. Use pre-built website templates, drag and drop elements, and create a flawless, beautiful website without needing to know how to code or any of that other fancy computer stuff. Squarespace allows you to create professional websites, portfolios, or even an online store. The flexibility of the platform is one of the reasons we love it so much — no matter what your business is, Squarespace has a template for you. 

Whats more, Squarespace has its own set of marketing tools built in. From email campaigns to built-in SEO tools, Squarespace has everything you need to get started with a new website and elevate your business to the next level. 

Grammarly 

Grammarly is second on this list because, as you may have learned in grade school, grammar matters. There is nothing worse (for me at least) than reading through a website or email and stumbling upon the wrong “there.” It makes you look instantly less professional. Good news, though, it is super easy to avoid! If you don’t yet have a copywriter or proofreader as a part of your team, or you're looking to avoid one altogether, Grammarly has got your back. 

Grammarly is a free tool your can use to check spelling, basic grammar, and plagiarism (the deadliest of all writing sins.) Plus, Grammarly gives you explanations of errors, so you never have to make the same mistake twice! 

Use grammarly for web content, email marketing campaigns, social posts, blogs… pretty much everything. It’s a super easy add on and something every serious professional should use. 

Canva 

Graphics are important. We want to make sure any visuals we put out on our website or social media pages are clean, clear, and embody our brand image perfectly. At Workspace, we love to use Canva, an online design platform that makes graphics easy. Best part? Many of the Canva elements are completely free! If you want to step up your game, you can unlock millions of premium photos through Canva Premium for only $12.95 a month. 

Mailchimp 

Mailchimp is one of the more renowned platforms for email marketing; it allows your audience to subscribe to email  lists on your website’s sidebar. Email marketing is critical to boosting brand awareness and keeping your target audience in the know — with mailchimp, you can “put your audience first, bring your brand to life, create integrated campaigns, and turn data into insights.” 

Tired of looking for leads? Mailchimp can do it for you: “Mailchimp’s lookalike audience finder works with social ads and postcards to help you reach more people. We use your Marketing CRM data and our large audience network to find new people who are similar to your contacts.” 

Growing your audience has never been simpler than with mailchimp — the platform pretty much does all the work for you. No more cold calls or awkward sales pitches. Mailchimp is super easy to use and its free. What’s not to love.

Google Analytics

Consumer behavior should be one of the main elements driving your marketing strategy, but who has the time to gather this type of data on their own? We want the data, without the hassle. Fortunately for us, Google came up with a solution to give us just that. 

Google analytics is a free digital analytics software that allows you to analyze detailed data about your website’s visitors. The great thing about Google Analytics is that it shows you just who is visiting your website and what they are doing on it. Insight into what makes people click and what makes people stay is priceless; it shows you what you can do to reshape your website and boost your ROI, without hassle. 

If you want to learn more, this recent article on Medium does a great job of explaining the top 10 reasons you should use Google Analytics for your business. 

No matter what digital platforms you choose to use to boost your SEO or marketing ROI, it is important to remember that one of the most important aspects of marketing is creating a strong brand voice. Starting with a strong mission and creating an authentic brand persona sets your business up for success regardless of what marketing platforms you choose.

Why Co-Working?

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The Benefits of Co-Working 

If you’ve been listening, you’ve probably heard the term “co-working” used a lot recently. People are ditching the old office model to join collaborative, shared spaces that offer benefits traditional office settings lack. The workspace is changing, focusing more than ever on productivity, flexibility, and community. Co-working gives you the chance to dive head first into all three. 

We won’t lie, sometimes it’s hard to try new things; if you’re used to the traditional office setting and set in your work-life ways, co-working might seem gimmicky. But did you know that over 11 thousand new co-working spaces have opened since 2015? It is predicted that by 2022, there will be an increase of 42% from 2019. Co-working is the new normal and the industry is at an all time high. If you aren’t convinced yet, let’s go over some of the many benefits of joining a co-working space and see what it’s all about.

Community 

Alan Kohll, a contributor for Forbes who focuses on corporate wellness, wrote in a recent article that “strong social connections make people happier and physically healthier, which can translate into work performance.” Humans are social animals and the connections we have directly impact our daily lives; because we spend an average of 40 hours a week at work, our connections in the workplace are some of the most important. 

If you work from home or own your own business, it is easy to forgo professional social relationships. Social interaction throughout the workday may seem trivial to some, but it is actually incredibly important in fostering your well-being. 

One of the downsides of running your own business or working remotely is that you miss out on the community of everyday office life. Co-working spaces helps fill that gap, giving you the opportunity to create connections with other working professionals without sacrificing your time or productivity.

Networking is a crucial part of growing your career or business.

Networking is a crucial part of growing your career or business.

Networking

Not only does a co-working community give you the chance to make new connections, it can even lead to business growth through partnerships, collaborations, and insights from other businesses.

You’ve probably heard the phrase: “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” Co-working opens new networking channels for individuals and small business, setting up opportunities for personal and business growth. Co-working gives you the chance to connect with individual entrepreneurs, start-ups, and seasoned professionals — all in one space.

Plus, if you run a B2B business, having a few of those businesses within hands reach gives you a unique competitive advantage. Who knows, you could make your next sale while grabbing a coffee from the community café. 

Flexibility 

Different membership options (like ours at workspace) give you the flexibility to work where you want, when you want. No longer are you tied to your desk — you’ve got desks all over town. 

Productivity

You know that saying, “a cluttered desk is a cluttered mind?” Well, it’s actually backed up by science. According to The Princeton Neuroscience Institute, visual stimuli interrupt the human attention span and decrease productivity. Working in a cluttered space makes your time less effective, forcing you to work longer for the same results. 

Good news, though, co-working companies have productivity in mind; offering spaces that boost creativity and promote collaboration is at the forefront of current co-working design. Space matters, and co-working companies know that. Check out these design-conscious co-working spaces around the world to see what we’re talking about. 

It’s Fulfilling

One of the most unique part’s of co-working is that it surrounds you with people who are truly passionate about what they do. Freelancers and start-ups, some of the most common tenants of co-working spaces, usually pick projects that they truly care about, and it shows. Confucius had it right when he said: “choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” And although that might not be entirely true (we all have our days,) feeling fulfilled by work is priceless. Surrounding yourself with professionals who love what they do gives you that extra boost of creativity and passion that can help you take your business to the next level. 

Bonus

Sometime’s there are dogs.