The benefits of using a coworking space

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By James Daniels

The popularity of remote working is booming, with many companies deciding to continue using the system or a hybrid style even after the COVID-19 pandemic is over. There are lots of advantages to working from home, including saving time on commuting, having greater flexibility, and finding a better balance between your work life and personal life. However, not everyone has the space or budget for a home office, and many people find there are lots of distractions when working in their own house. If this sounds like you, a coworking space could provide the ideal solution to your problems. Here’s why using one can be beneficial.

What is a coworking space?

A coworking facility is a type of shared flexible office space, where people from all different companies, as well as freelancers, can work on their own projects either individually or in teams. The specifics vary from place to place, but most offer the same amenities as a regular business office (such as internet access, printers and meeting rooms). You can pay to use one just for the day or sign up for a longer membership that gives you more regular access. Some companies which have more than one site will allow you to use any of their locations across the country or even around the world.

What are the benefits of using a coworking space?

There are a whole wealth of advantages to be gained by using a coworking space. Firstly, it can save you money by providing access to all sorts of facilities and equipment without you having to buy them yourself, such as printers, scanners, copiers and so on. This is especially beneficial for freelancers who don’t have the option to use a company office space and the accompanying amenities.

One aspect of home working that many people struggle with is the lack of personal social interaction. Using a coworking space can give you this connection, because you’ll be working alongside all sorts of people from different industries and backgrounds. This can be a fantastic opportunity for both professional networking and making friends. At the same time, there are private offices and meeting rooms available for when you need peace and quiet, enabling you to have the best of both worlds.

Another area in which coworking spaces shine is productivity. We all have different opinions when it comes to the ideal working environment; however, these spaces are specifically designed with productivity in mind. The best ones have plenty of natural light, keep the temperature well regulated, provide vital tea and coffee facilities, and even have unobtrusive background music to help you focus. Plus, you’ll be away from distractions such as Netflix! This sort of working space can be far more conducive to creativity than being stuck at home all day.

Finally, using a coworking space can help you to maintain a clear boundary between your work life and your home life. When you work at home it’s easy to blur the line between the two, whereas going to a separate coworking space to do your job can make it easier to clock off when you leave.


James Daniels is a freelance writer, business enthusiast, a bit of a tech buff, and an overall geek. He is also an avid reader, who can while away hours reading and knowing about the latest gadgets and tech, whilst offering views and opinions on these topics.

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