Over the last few years, we’ve seen a sharp rise in the use of cowork spaces, or facilities that provide an office environment without the commitment of leasing a full office space. And there’s good reason for this trend—coworking offers a number of benefits over traditional offices or working from home.
Here are the top five benefits of coworking:
1. Embrace a Dedicated Work Space
A cowork facility provides a consistent environment to get your work done. You won’t have to deal with the distractions that come with working from home, like answering the door or house phone, chatty family members or roommates, or the temptation of plopping down on the couch to watch some TV. You’ll also never have to search for a coffee shop with decent Wi-Fi and a power outlet. Having your own dedicated work space gives you an instant boost in productivity.
An office space also guarantees you a professional setting to meet with clients or partners, which can make all the difference in how they perceive your company. The rest is up to you—so get out there and make a great impression.
2. Bring Your Team Together
Cowork offices typically have conference rooms that allow your team to have meetings, tackle projects, and work together in the same space. Collaboration can be difficult when everyone is working remotely and only interacting over the phone or email, which is why cowork spaces are a great way to bring everyone together.
Now that cowork facilities are opening outside of major metropolitan areas, it’s easier than ever to bring your team together in a convenient, central location. Aside from productivity, face-to-face interaction with your team is also a great way to build relationships and camaraderie. Who knows—at your next staff holiday party, maybe everyone will recognize each other.
3. Enjoy Flexibility
Say goodbye to the hassle of leasing your own office space and being locked in for years. Cowork facilities provide flexibility, so you won’t be tied down to one space for long periods of time.
Many facilities can also accommodate various group sizes, so your office space can grow with your team. Whether you need private offices or dedicated workstations for your business, there are always options available.
4. Work in Comfort
Most facilities offer a number of amenities to ensure your workdays are enjoyable. Common perks include complimentary coffee, shared kitchens and lounges, and conference rooms to comfortably host bigger groups. Dedicated offices and workstations also allow you to personalize your space and create your own ideal work environment. Feel free to jazz things up with pictures, plants, or whatever makes you feel productive and happy.
Some cowork spaces also offer 24-hour access with security cameras, so you can feel at ease no matter what time of day you decide to conquer your workload.
5. Focus on Your Business
Since the cowork facility provider takes care of all the administrative details of the office, you’re free to focus on growing your business. You’ll never have to worry about purchasing furniture, restocking the printer, or paying utility bills. It’s like having a built-in office manager—all you have to do is pay your monthly membership fees. Doesn’t your business deserve your full attention?
With so many benefits to using a cowork facility, it’s clear why this option is gaining in popularity. Many offices will happily give you a tour of the space to help you get a sense of whether it’s the right environment for you. Give it a try and see how coworking can boost your business!
alternawork is a dynamic cowork facility serving the thriving tech community in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). We offer private offices, dedicated workstations, shared boardrooms, and event space, all with enterprise-class high speed internet infrastructure. To book a tour or discuss your office space needs, contact us today.
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