You’re working for yourself, an indie, after years of commuting to the office. At first, it’s wonderful working from home. It’s quiet – there are no major distractions, no water cooler gossip, no irritating colleagues blathering on. You can lounge about in a tracksuit, eat at your desk – or not, because you can work in the lounge, laptop literally on your lap, – make your own food and save money (and calories) on tempting takeaways. It’s great!
But at some point you miss bouncing ideas off colleagues. You’re becoming a slob, never getting out of your tracksuit. Actually, really, you’re a bit lonely, slightly starved of creative engagement… which is when you should investigate coworking and cowork spaces.
Cowork communities, says US entrepreneur Lawson Ursrey, writing in Forbes, are the future of how business will be done.“Coworking spaces have increased by 400 percent in the last two years because they offer what forward thinking entrepreneurs are looking for – community and collaboration,” he writes.
That’s just one reason why coworking is good for you and good for your career. Here are seven more, if you still need convincing!
The Workspace offers cost-effective coworking spaces at all our branches.