The moment you decide or start a position that requires remote working – immediately the joy sets in… Your mind races to all the things you can accomplish when there is no interruption!
No more long commutes and traffic frustrations to start your day. Or jetting from one place to the next, juggling family, work and life.
Sounds amazing right?
Yes and no. While there are some clear winners and perks to working from home there are inevitably downfalls that creep into the positive side of the spectrum, that can make remote working not all that it’s cracked up to be.
But there is GOOD NEWS!
Coworking communities are here to help. With over 5,000 coworking spaces in the US alone (new ones popping up daily) there are so many to choose from and most likely will be able to find one that suits your needs, style and overall vibe.
From professional (traditional) serviced offices, creative niche spaces, pet-friendly centers, coworking spaces with childcare access to member clubs – the list goes on. All in order to help turn these hidden downfalls of remote working into balanced work environments, enhancing how and where you work.
Are you questioning if an exploratory tour of a coworking community should be on your “to-do” list or are still on the fence about whether such a workplace would be right for you?
Then take a look at the 5 signs telling you, you need to start working in a co-working or space as a service community.
1. You Are Lonely
Have you not seen anyone for days? Communicated with other people aside from your loved ones or are just feeling like you need some human interaction? Then it is time to explore a new workspace set up. Coworking workspaces allow for much need interaction. From open space plans, common areas and designer kitchen, these spaces are perfect for meeting new people, networking and creating relationships which will undoubtedly boost your mood.
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2. You Need A More Professional Image
From professional business address, phone answering to meeting room access, your business will have a professional feeling no matter if you are a small company to a remote team working for a corporate enterprise. Shared spaces centers have community reception services, meeting rooms (various sizes), concierge services- really everything you need to ensure your business runs smoothly and will stand out when meeting clients.
3. Longing For A Community
The “community” is the anchor of the coworking workspace. From workshops, events, lunch and learns and networking spotlights, these special offerings are held to build and promote a community. One that is filled with likeminded people all contributing unique qualities and attributes which elevate their workspaces.
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29% of remote workers said that they struggle with work-life balance. Airtasker Study
4. Balance? What Balance?
As great as working from comfortable clothing and maybe sliding onto the sofa to complete some emails may sound, often people who work from home tend to work longer hours and do not separate “home life” from their “work life” and that is a problem. Everyone needs some downtime. In a shared environment (even if it is only a few times per week/month) simply doing the act of packing your things away at the end of the day as well as taking short breaks will create separation. Not to mention, the many added community events and amenities like yoga sessions will help promote work/life balance.
Deskmag reported that 62% of the Global Coworking Survey participants (661 people) reported that their standard of work had improved after joining a coworking space. 71% said they had a boost in their creative output!
5. Low Motivation
Coworking spaces are created to bring people together, creating environments which promotes collective, creative and productive workspaces. Many coworking spaces are now digging dipper and procuring research which details the best furniture and design layouts to implement in order to keep their clients motivated, productive and comfortable in the space.
If you are feeling that you need a little time outside of your home environment or need to meet a new group of people – Coworking is a cost-effective way to get involved and change up your working day. Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are after a space in Ottawa. We would love to show you around and introduce you to our growing community.
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