This post was contributed by Melanie Barberoglou, our recent work experience extraordinaire.
The Global Coworking Survey says the use of coworking spaces in the past 12 months has crept its way up the rank by 36%, so you could say that the concept of coworking is pitching its tent and is here to stay. Being often situated in an office consisting of independent, as well as collaborative activity, a coworking space shows mostly beneficial outcomes towards employees. Working in an A-list coworking space can get you in touch with people who can put that extra elbow grease into your business and push you towards sky high performances.
Being a beginner in the whole coworking scene can leave you a little lost with the ‘dos’ and don’ts’ of how to approach it. So let’s talk about how exactly a top notch coworking space can tick all the boxes for your business and prevent it from copping the boot.
1. It can get you out of your cubby house
Coworking spaces eliminate the isolation of working alone and instead, enable you to be further motivated and inspired. By being surrounded by others with hardworking mindsets, you can use a coworking space as a place for meeting new people.
2. Give us a hand, would you?
At Hatch Quarter coworking space, where we’ve set up shop, there are professionals from different industries and fields such as software engineers, designers, business consultants and much more. You can use this to your advantage since the person across the room could have the answer to a problem you’re having trouble with in your business.
3. Location, location, location!
You can choose a location suits the needs of your market and clients, as well as being relevant to your work style. The interior should establish a positive work environment and set expectations for attitudes towards work. You can also take inspiration from Goldie Locks and look for something that’s ‘not too big, yet, not too small’.
4. Pick a few brains
Although coworking spaces are a place to work, an aspect that gets forgotten in the crowd is the learning side. Coworking spaces can occasionally run networking events, training sessions, group information meetings and mentoring programs for others to come and join to learn further about a certain industry or simply learn further expertise and features in their occupation. At events like this, you can further grow your business to increase your network by reaching out to relevant, like-minded people.
Working in a coworking space can make leaving your bed each morning that little bit easier by working with others. For more inspiration on coworking spaces check out Hatch Quarter.