There is a lot of chatter out there and some misconceptions about how this whole ‘Coworking’ thing really works. So, let’s put this thing to rest, shall we?
- Coworking Is Equal to a ‘Shared Office’ Space
Coworking solves many issues that a shared office space can’t. Typically, coworking is launched by a business that has dedicated itself to coordinating workspaces. This internal community is providing a platform to boost networking and mentoring. You are not only saving money on rent, but you also save time looking elsewhere to build meaningful connections. This allows you to construct a better community around your ideas and be able to get a different outlook on things. Being around others that are like-minded, have different outlooks, skills and background work very well together to get creative juices flowing. This is by far a way more productive method to business building and partnering than you would ever find in a single office space.
- It is Noisy and Distracting
Coworking was designed to be able to accommodate all types of work styles. Coworking spaces generally all have areas that are quiet such as conference rooms, designated quiet areas and quiet tables and sometimes even white noise machines that can filter out nearby noises, etc. These options can really help when you need to buckle down and really hammer out some serious concentrated work. If all else fails, bring some earbuds and listen to something soothing that helps you concentrate. There are many options to help you stay on track.
- Coworking Spaces Are Only For Startups
Wrong! Coworking isn’t just for start up companies. The independent workforce is growing rapidly and the amount of large organizations that are adopting alternative workplace practices is growing by leaps and bounds. Many corporations are finding that coworking spaces are an amazing option for local or satellite offices. This is a great way to save money on overhead expenses and still be productive!
- Coworking Spaces Don’t Allow Room For Growth
A lot of people simply assume that coworking spaces will get cramped as your business develops. The truth is that coworking spaces are adaptable and can accommodate any size company as long as you are willing to be creative. Many coworking spaces have rooms big enough for the amount of people you need on your team. Conference rooms and other private office spaces as well as dedicated seating options that can be rearranged to suit you and your company’s needs.
- Coworking Offices Are Too Expensive
At times it is hard to convince people to pay for a space when they feel they can just work from home. When you work from home though you have other distractions such as children, pets, visits and other things that can distract you from being productive. When you are in a coworking community you have access to all kind of things to help you grow your business such as mentors, investors, networking events, bootcamp classes and more. Don’t forget about the no lease and free coffee!
- Coworking Is Only A Fad and Will Fade Away
We have some fabulous news for you….Coworking is here to stay! Studies have shown that by the year 2020, over half of the ‘full-time workers’ in the United States alone will be freelance. Additionally coworking spaces have sprung up all across the United States to cater to the newest generation of business-minded people. Coworking was not designed to be flashy by any means. It’s main purpose was to rethink how we conduct business and to be able to transform the traditional work environment. It is overall more cost effective, more productive and the amount of resources that are available are simply mind blowing.
Be sure to come take a tour of IgniteHQ’s coworking spaces to see for yourself how easily you can fit into this amazing environment!