The COVID-19 pandemic had various consequences to both companies and individuals which has slowed down the recovery process. Especially during the early days of the pandemic where people had to close down businesses to adhere to covid-19 guidelines and precautions.  most businesses that closed down are yet to PICK UP. As such, companies have come up with cost-effective mechanisms such as co-working to save on space and finances.

While co-working has been in existence for quite some time, it’s after the pandemic that most companies embraced co-working to save on the empty spaces and also bring in a little extra income for the company.

Co-working simply means, when different individuals assemble in a neutral space to work independently on their own different projects or on groups focusing on the same project. Contrary to a typical office, people in a co-working environment generally aren’t working for the same company. It’s more of working along with like-minded experts, connecting and collaborating in shared offices or open-plan areas and meeting new professionals every day or reserving a dedicated temporary desk for a regular presence. Co-working is most common with creatives who don’t need office space on a daily basis.

why you should embrace co-working

Motivation.

When working with different individuals on a certain project, different people come up with different ideas or meet different professionals hence there is an energy of productivity in a room full of driven people.

Community.

In places where regular and familiar faces visit for a given task and agenda, there is a sense of community, and this will promote teamwork and solidarity hence the exchange of ideas, information and expertise which helps one another to succeed.

With Co-working spaces, one is able to work and move where there is convenience hence great for start-ups in which they move to find where there are affordable options. With flexibility, it doesn’t matter where, when and how one is going to work. One can work anywhere so long as it doesn’t affect the quality and efficacy of the work.

Being around other people is a good gesture which always promotes the spirit and the will to keep you sharp and also good for creativity purposes.

Networking

Co-working spaces allow you to meet different people with different ideas, capabilities and interests which as you work together and network, you get to learn much more about them as well. As you interact with different people in the coworking spaces let you create meaningful connections

Cost-effective

While adapting to a co-working environment, an individual only needs a limited space or probably one desk to do their task without necessarily hiring a room thus saving on some cost. Due to their flexibility, they can look for spaces or desks which are cheaper and affordable

Have you been in any co-working space before? Share your experience with us. Co-working is a very unique way of working nowadays for not only individuals, professionals but also for companies.