We’ll give you a hint. It rhymes with shmoworking
Whether you’re a telecommuter working from home or a freelancer hustling from laptop-friendly café to coffee shop – we all have those unproductive days where no amount of caffeine will cure the creative block or snap you back into focus. Worry not, we’ve consulted the experts and the research who found that a coworking space, is all you need. Here’s why.
A little peer pressure might be a good thing
Coworking spaces give you the opportunity to surround yourself with likeminded individuals—freelancers, entrepreneurs, digital nomads and just plain hustlers. The stats from Deskmag’s annual Global Coworking Survey say it all, as 71% of respondents working from coworking spaces described feeling more creative since becoming a member, and 62% saying their quality of work had significantly improved. It makes sense, too – would you rather sit at home alone staring at the clock, or sit in a creatively charged, innovative hub buzzing with enthusiastic, driven people to motivate and encourage you…tough call, right?
Be your own boss
Just because your friends succumbed to the traditional 9-5 office regimen (lame), doesn’t mean you’re any less successful without it – and coworking makes it beyond possible. Feeling inspired at 2:00 in the morning? Great, your office is open and waiting for you to do big things, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Coworking spaces hone flexibility and freedom as your workspace.
Are you the type of person who needs short frequent breaks to battle writers block? Not a problem. Take one of the social coworking bikes down to the boardwalk to and get your creative juices flowing, or take a quick power nap on the beach after lunch. Coworking means you make the rules, boss.
Making connections: left, right, center
One of our favorite things about coworking here at Bridgeworks is the wide variety of work that gets tackled in this workspace each and every day. From entrepreneurs growing a business one block at a time, to big thriving businesses in our executive suites. There really is never a dull moment, and the range of different people working on one big friendly
There really is never a dull moment, and the range of different people working on one big friendly campus, makes the possibility for networking simply endless. Whether it’s getting business advice over coffee in the café, joining forces with another freelancer to embark on a new project, or shaking hands with a new investor, it’s all possible in a coworking space.
Learn from the best
Coworking spaces love to host talks, workshops and presentations from experts of all trades who are thrilled to impart words of wisdom and give some valuable professional advice.
Join in and learn how you can build your personal brand as a freelancer, create a more user-friendly website for clients, or simply stay inspired. All of these events are included and encouraged when you’re a member at a coworking space.
In the planning stage of coworking spaces, HR, architectural and interior design expertise come together to produce a workspace bolstering creative inspo, collaboration, community culture, and ultimate office flexibility. If you haven’t yet discovered the awesomeness of coworking, schedule a tour at your local coworking space on Long Island and see what it’s all about. Packages at Bridgeworks in Long start at just $45/month for all-inclusive flexible office space leases in Long Beach, which gives you member access to executive conference rooms, private meeting rooms, state-of-the-art technology, networking events with a thriving professional community, and much more.