By: Stephanie Koh
Tech age has made working autonomously a walk in the park but that doesn’t mean that you are left to excel in a vacuum. The rise of co-working spaces is helping to provide creative individuals and like-minded entrepreneurs an opportunity to congregate, network, and potentially collaborate. A win-win for everyone involved!
5 benefits of co-working
If you’re a freelancer and working out of a home office, you just might want to give co-working a try. From personal experience, I find that working from home though comfortable presents a smorgasbord of distractions. Your bed, housework, pets, children, TV, and other creature comforts are within close proximity making procrastination a tempting action. At a co-working space, you’re presented with an office-style environment (structured atmosphere) minus the common distractions and politics (yay!).
Intrigued by the prospect of co-working? Here are more reasons why it’s
For anyone who finds it difficult to separate work from home life, you’ll be able to disconnect way easier as soon as you leave the co-working hub. Co-working also gives you a reason to get out of the house and socialize with other freelancers and entrepreneurs. More importantly it takes away the typical 9-to-5 clock-in and allows you the flexibility to design your own work hours around other commitments such as family and/or studies.
2. Adds spice to your work
Instead of working in isolation which can get
3. Encouraging sustainability
In a world where global warming and excessive use of (depleting) resources is reaching alarming heights, co-working spaces can help members minimize their carbon footprint and lower wastefulness.
4. Keeps your home and work completely separate
Sometimes it may be difficult to find a quiet space for a video chat (remember Professor Robert Kelly whose kids gatecrashed his BBC interview?) or conference call with an important client. Co-working spaces give you the privacy you need to conduct such meetings without interruption. Plus you’ll have a proper biz address to receive
5. Increased productivity
You’ll be surrounding yourself with highly motivated individuals working to chase a dream or maintain a successful business. This energy is a contagious one and has been proven to motivate individuals.
Co-working is the future
Founder of Smartworks, Neetish Sarda puts it ever so perfectly in his article on
In India alone, there are now 350 co-working players/service providers operating an estimated 500 shared workspaces across the country. That’s a massive leap from just 30 centers nine years ago. This goes to show that there is an alarming increase in talent, creatives, entrepreneurs, and corporations that see the potential and benefits of co-working. The future of real-estate definitely lies in these kinds of spaces and if you’re an investor who’s on the lookout for such a venture, JLL is in the business of helping harness profitability and sustainability within the competitive market. For more information, visit www.jll.co.in
Co-working places of interest in India