What do they put in the water at Coworking spaces?
There seems to be something special about coworking spaces. Far exceeding beyond just a buzzword these days, it seems the term “coworking space” still has people scratching at their heads trying to figure out why.
More and more companies have started to model their office spaces to look more like those of coworking spaces, as it has been proven that the modern, collaborative office designs result in an increase in creativity and collaboration, higher productivity and employee satisfaction. And an alarming increase in businesses have made or are in the process or making the transition from traditional leases to this more flexible way of working.
But for what exact reasons do people thrive in coworking spaces?
A Flexible Environment
Coworking provides the perfect balance – a thoughtful, well-designed space for like-minded professionals to work independently or collaborate at hot desks, permanent desks, or private offices. Once you get rid of the harsh lighting, tight cubicles, and constant scrutiny of traditional layouts, people feel more comfortable and motivated.
Everybody has their own personal style of working, so placing workers into one strict office environment is counterproductive. Coworking spaces give people the freedom to determine their own working styles, boosting a sense of identity and productivity. Especially because this freedom relates to work-life balance, workers seem to feel happier and even more creative at work.
Lack of stressors in the space
Another aspect of coworking spaces that induces productive work is the fact that these offices accommodate all types of professionals – from freelancers, solopreneurs, small to medium businesses and now even moreso, corporate and enterprise organisations.
Coworking spaces conveniently consider all the needs of a modern professional, from high-speed internet and comfortable ergonomic chairs, to separate conference rooms, private nooks, kitchens, and amenities. This gives people the constant choice to work independently and collaborate at will. The lack of forced interaction promotes more genuine conversations and meaningful collaboration.
Sense of Community
Coworking spaces also naturally promote networking and offer a sense of community. You can find tons of different professions working from one coworking office: potential clients, a talented freelancer, business partners. You would think that these differences cause isolation and distance coworker from coworker. However, due to this variety of areas of expertise, not only do you feel more pride in your work identity, but you can even offer your unique skills to another community member.
Because so many different, non-competitive professionals share the space, this results in a more relaxed environment where people share ideas and support one another that leads to collective productivity and a close network of supportive individuals. Coworking makes networking, collaborating, and community identity building (both as an individual and a community) easier.
Simply put, people thrive in coworking spaces because of the flexibility, stress-free environment, and sense of community. And at Victory Offices, there’s no need to have to travel into the CBD, with multiple locations also spread across Melbourne suburbs such as Box Hill, Chadstone, Dandenong, St Kilda and Sunshine.
There’s no better way to believe it, than to experience it for yourself. Book a tour or chat to the Victory Offices team on 1300 788 292 to discuss how you can come visit your closest coworking space at Victory Offices.