Now more than ever, freelancers, entrepreneurs and other professionals find it easy to find a co-working space. With many co-working spaces to choose from, how do workers choose and what factors and features do they take into consideration?
Why Professionals Flock to Coworking Spaces
Before we identify what professionals look for in a co-working space, let’s examine why co-working spaces are attracting independent professionals.
First, co-working spaces allow independent workers to have more job control that both a traditional office and a home office can’t provide. Workers can decide how much work they can put in within the day. With access to amenities like cafes, gyms and break rooms, co-working spaces take away the pressure of deadlines and time constraints from workers who want more freedom.
Second, people can decide if they wish to work alone or with a community of professionals from various industries. Too much autonomy may hinder the flow of productivity, which is the case for many professionals who work from home. In co-working spaces, there’s more room for collaboration. People easily get into a collaborative spirit, which is not always possible given thehierarchy and structures in a traditional office.
Lastly, since co-working spaces are able to gather entrepreneurs from different niches, workers are able to network and brainstorm together. Many start-up companies and inter-business collaborations began in co-working spaces because of the community. At the same time, socialisation flows naturally and most interactions among entrepreneurs happen spontaneously over coffee breaks.
Key Considerations in Choosing a Co-working Space
Looking for a co-working space that fits your preferences and your work style is like looking for a new place to call home.
Generally, people look for a co-working space that not only offers the best price, but also comes with a wide range of amenities. Need a quick coffee run? An ideal co-working space must have its own coffee station or cafe. Need to grab a quick bite? Then a co-working space that’s a walk away from many dining options is an attractive prospect.
While access to facilities is a great bonus, professionals also look for a co-working space that’s close to home or places like their children’s school or the grocery. The availability of a carpark is another important factor in the selection.
Finally, professionals want a co-working space that breeds a vibrant and warm culture. Knowing that co-working spaces could eventually become like a second home, they must feel attuned to the people, as well as the environment.
An Inspiring, Diverse and Collaborative Co-working Space
Venture X is a modern workspace that has an inspiring, diverse and collaborative community. Our co-working spaces are suitable for start-ups, freelancers and other self-employed professionals who want to work collaboratively within a creative environment.
If you want to learn more about the current demands of the co-working industry, or have questions about our franchise opportunities, feel free to contact us today.We look forward to hearing from you.