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5 Ways How Coworking Inspires a Well-Rounded LifestyleOPINION
by George Sordia, March 8, 2022
Operating out of a coworking space gives you flexibility, freedom, countless networking – but does it have downsides?
What about friendships? Experience exchange? Quick problem-solving environment? Or just a fun time being around people you share interests with?
Yes. Coworking appears to be important for maintaining a well-rounded lifestyle, and even life-work balance. We’ve already discussed that topic. Feel free to check it out:
How coworking can help you strike the perfect work-life balance?
And then let’s embark…
1. The Invention of “Hybrid” Work Environment: Flexible Hours and Offices
You have to check out this new trend that has been flooding the working and coworking community. It’s called “hybrid workspace”, and their actors, of course – the “hybrid workforce”.
MORE HERE: Five Trends We Can Expect to See in Hybrid Workspaces
It basically combines the best of both worlds: business hierarchy and stability, with flexible working hours, in-office, and remote working.
If you haven’t heard: What Is Flexibility in the Workplace?
As the main stability factor driving a “hybrid” workforce is coworking spaces. And that shouldn’t come as a surprise. After all, we all love the “luxury” of flexible hours, and not being forced to come to the office if not needed, etc.
2. It Shows Us How Important Is To Prioritize Mental Health
Fear, worry, and stress are normal responses to perceived or real threats. Especially in times when we are faced with uncertainty. Coping with stress at work only increases the risk of serious mental difficulties.
Again, it is completely natural for this disruption and uncertainty to lead to anxiety and stress. Now more than ever, we all must take care of our mental health. Now, we can assist and point you in the right direction: 4 Ways To Invest In Your Remote Work Mental Health This Week
3. Coworking Spaces Won’t Cause You “Office Burnout”
Office burnout is a special type of work-related stress. It’s a state of physical or emotional exhaustion that also involves a sense of reduced accomplishment and loss of personal identity.
Here are some main Signs Of Burnout At Work: How To Deal With Workplace Stress. Get informed, so you can act on time.
And we have to pay close attention to our mates at work. Sometimes, the most subtle signs can show someone’s feelings, struggles, and fears. These sensations have become quite difficult to handle on your own – but shared, now that’s something else.
Has someone from your group been acting weird lately? Check these common body language signs and be ready to understand them.
4. It Supplies You With The Coolest Amenities (Free Of Charge)
At FOCUS, we insist on hiring nice, friendly, and smart people with a sense of empathy. They are the face of our coworking.
When you walk into FOCUS, you will see and feel the smile and the warmth of genuinely nice people that work in the space.
If you are looking to escape the isolation of a home office or coffee shop. FOCUS shared workspaces offer a suite of office-like amenities such as:
- private meeting rooms
- coffee and more
Here you can get the sense of what a shared workspace might look like, and what it has to offer: 7 Most Valuable (Coolest) Coworking Amenities
5. It Puts Entrepreneurship Of Steroids
As we know, many firms, startups, and entrepreneurs were on the test in the last two years. Those who withstood the “test of COVID-19”, should be able to regain their power and move forward.
While writing these 6 Tips to Help You Benefit From A Coworking Community, we could not miss the importance of coworking communities for entrepreneurs, freelancers and startups.
Why one might ask… Well, the reason is – Talented people. Freelancers, scientists, postgrads… all working in that one place.
Benefits of Coworking Spaces For Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs
You need those talents aboard. Under your roof. How can you expect to grow and improve, if you’ve limited yourself to the most important pillar of success – the talent pool.
Now, here are 5 Reasons Why Coworking Spaces Are Talent Magnets, so it could help you decide to move into one.
Making Small Steps and Managing With Caution
Of course, we cannot expect people to rush into offices as nothing has happened. We understand that fear and caution drive us all in the current situation.
But – we have already established that the “new normal” is staying here indefinitely. So, what else can we do if not adapt, overcome and prosper?
We have grounded some Safe Behaviour Tips For Coworking Space Users. Check it out and see how you can implement them in your future (co)working routine.
Until then – and the final decision making whether we’re coming back in our offices and (re)embracing coworking spaces – the reality remains the same: online meetings.
No reason to not handle them like a pro: Online meetings 101 – The ultimate guide to virtual meetings.
All of this is not easy to accomplish, especially when we have a situation like this in the middle. But things are indeed starting to brighten up a bit.
In the meantime – there are these 4 Ways How Coworking Inspires a Well-Rounded Lifestyle. Own them, to ensure the course of success.