Co-working. Is it a fad or the future of the working world? Firstly – what is coworking? Coworking is for anyone who works alone: e.g. startups, remote employees and freelancers. Starting a business in your back bedroom seems attractive at first, but isolation and distraction soon pushes people to look for a space outside the home. The trouble is that these can be expensive and often just as isolating. Coworking spaces are communities of people, just like these, who work in the same space and love it. When you enter a coworking space you join a community of great people. They share the same space, sometimes they collaborate on projects, they support each other and socialise. It’s a way of working that has become very popular in the last decade and is still growing in popularity. For every business or startup considering the idea of coworking, there are some things you should know.. First, let’s establish what you require from an office space to work:
- If you value peaceful tranquillity and privacy when working then coworking is not for you.
- If you’re a lawyer, stockbroker or anyone handling sensitive information then coworking is not for you
- If you have a large amount of files or needs large desk space for drawings or multiple screens etc then coworking is not for you