Coworking spaces are usually membership-based workspaces where remote workers, freelancers, and other independent professionals, like entrepreneurs, work in a shared location.
In 2015, researchers discovered that people who belong to one of these coworking memberships report higher levels of professional thriving than those who work in the traditional office setting. On a scale of 1 to 7, professionals that participated in coworking spaces rated their professional thriving level a 6. Why is this the case?
Sense of community
Coworking spaces attract professionals from various kinds of industries and different walks of life. This helps take away the feeling of competition one might feel within a regular office. Additionally, each coworking space has its own vibe and community. This helps people feel comfortable where they work. People have also attributed this feeling of community to the fact that they don’t feel pressured to socialize. They can pick what kind of space they want to work in, giving them the opportunity to socialize when and where they want to.
In coworking spaces, people are often asked what they do, giving them the opportunity to talk about their work making what they do feel more meaningful. Additionally, the values of the company they work for are reinforced by this repetition. People who participate in coworking memberships also report that they feel like they are a part of a social movement, rather than feeling like they are going to work. Coworking spaces reinforce the idea that work is a thing you do, not a place that you go.
People who participate in coworking space memberships benefit from their flexibility. Most coworking spaces are open 24/7, giving members the ability to work when they want to. Not everyone does their best work between 9 am and 5 pm, so members can choose when they work. Coworking members can also choose how they work. Coworking spaces are often equipped with open areas to collaborate and closed off spaces where individuals can focus. This gives members the opportunity to choose how they want to get their work done.
85% of people involved in a coworking membership feel more motivated in their coworking space than they do in their normal office setting. They value their autonomy to choose when and where they want to work, and they feel better equipped to get their work done.
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