7 Reasons Why You Should Consider a Co-working Space
Over the years, Co-working spaces have become one of the global hubs for innovators, creative freelancers, and all kinds of startups. Here are 7 reasons why you should strongly consider a co-working space as an effective workplace.
It shouldn’t take much to paint you a picture of how bad working at an office can be. The waking up early, the mind-numbing frustration of rush hour traffic, the claustrophobic confinement of clustered desks and cubicles and not to mention the overwhelming deadlines. Conveniently, a co-working space is an excellent way to avoid all those things plus some additional benefits.
Now like most people, you might be thinking, “what’s wrong with working from home or a local coffee shop?”. Well, I see how it would seem like a cheaper alternative than a co-working space but unfortunately, it isn’t always an effective way to go. Why you ask? Well, for the same reason working out at home doesn’t deliver the same results as going to the gym. Even if you install a home gym, there are other factors that can regress or boycott your performance.
- Balanced Convenience:
While working at home may be convenient and comfortable in so many ways, those same comforts can act as distractions. You may find yourself binging Netflix shows, running errands, friends or family might drop by, you might even end up spending your time cleaning and doing chores, and while that may not be such a bad thing, it will get in the way of your work. Co-working spaces provide the right amount of convenience to avoid distractions, enough for you to stay focused with a well-adjusted level of comfort and convenience.
- Time Management:
One of the major downsides of working a nine to five job is, well… working from nine to five. Waking up to the same routine can be fairly tedious and dull. A lot of times you finish your work early and find yourself counting the minutes until that clock strikes 5 so you can bolt out of there. And if that doesn’t happen a project gets dropped on your desk at 4:45 and you end up staying overtime. Working in a co-working space, however, is an entirely different story. You manage your own time and you get things done using a task-based system. As long as you finish your assigned task for the day, you can go home at whatever time you want. I mean if that’s not an incentive to work hard, I don’t know what is.
For those of you still interested in renting an office you’ll soon learn the financial baggage that can come with it. you’re looking at lease expenses, infrastructure expenses, utility bills, furnishing expenses, and all the required office supplies. Being in a co-working space lifts the burden of paying all those expenses. You have everything from an accessible meeting room and a fast internet connection down to sticky notes and free beverages.
3. Human Interaction:
If you live alone then you probably don’t have to worry about roommates or family members distracting you all the time, which is great… except when it’s not. We are social creatures and whether we’d like to admit it or not, it’s in our nature to enjoy the presence of others. It’s bad enough how lonely the life of an entrepreneur in itself can be, so just imagine the isolation of working in an empty house day after day. Fortunately, Co-working spaces have no shortage of likeminded people you can interact with, share ideas with, network with, and get inspired from.
When working by yourself for an extended period of time, you start to lose perspective. Being an entrepreneur, one of the worst things you can face is tunnel vision. Having a fresh pair of eyes around you can be an extremely important weapon to have in your arsenal.
6. Building Connections:
Something that falls under the scope of human interaction and perhaps one of the most important benefits of a co-working space is building connections. As an entrepreneur, you’re building a brand, doing product testing, tapping into markets among many other things. Building connections and broadening your relations by getting to know the people around you can be extremely crucial to you throughout your entrepreneurial journey. For example, if at one point you decide that your startup needs rebranding, you’re likely to find a freelance graphic designer lying around your co-working space. Doing so is mutually beneficial for both you and that graphic designer, and getting friendly with them might even land you a discount. So don’t be shy, go and mingle with your co-workers, share your stories and listen to theirs. You’d be surprised by what you’d learn and the number of contacts you build along the way.
7. Productive environment:
surrounding yourself with hardworking and motivated people will do a great deal to your moral. Doing so has been proven to increase your work productivity and in many cases help you deliver better work results. Keep in mind that the people you’ll be surrounded by are innovative, creative and highly driven like minds that together create a vigorous environment for you to flourish in.
To learn more about co-working spaces near you visit https://www.coworker.com/Lebanon/ and enter your area, And if you live in or around Tripoli visit the home page of this website to join our co-working space https://innovationyard.spaces.nexudus.com/en