Coworking is a relatively new, yet increasingly popular idea. Although the concept is in its early stages, I am going to tell you why coworking is the next big thing.
What is Coworking?
Think about when you walk into a Starbucks and see people sitting in those comfy chairs, or at tables along the window. That is co-working. Everybody is doing their own work, but they are doing it in an environment where others are working too.
More and more co-working communities are popping up all over the place, and all you have to do is rent out a spot for yourself. Most places offer meeting rooms, conference rooms, couches, chairs, and food and drink!
So, Why Coworking?
If you’ve ever worked from home, you know how easy it is to do everything but work. In fact, you’ve probably never realized how many things you can do around your house until you’ve tried working from home. Why is this? Most people need to be in a productive environment in order to be productive themselves. Work-life and home-life are separated for a reason, and that reason is that the two go together like fire and ice. They just don’t complement each other and they leave you with nothing more than a puddle.
A co-working environment surrounds you with entrepreneurs just like yourself, who are trying to be as productive as possible, and the creative energy is terrific. You will no longer be the victim of those distractions you find yourself so easily entertained by at home.
You are also giving yourself access to new people with all different sorts of skills and experience. Networking is easy, and you are likely to find people who are more than willing to help or collaborate with you on a project.