With so many of us adopting a more flexible approach to working, coworking spaces are rising in popularity across the UK. Flexibility, excellent office amenities and a sense of community are some of the benefits offered by the best coworking office spaces. But what other health and wellbeing benefits are available by choosing to cowork?
1. Community is key to coworking
As a remote worker it’s easy to feel disconnected from the world when you’re at home or sitting alone in a coffee shop. Becoming part of a coworking space gives you a sense of belonging and community. Just as a traditional office would, coworking spaces help to combat that loneliness by providing a social setting where no-one works in true isolation.
It’s a great opportunity to meet new, like minded people in a safe working environment. Surrounding yourself with inspiring individuals can facilitate meaningful and authentic connections that could benefit you and your business and last a lifetime.
Moreover, most coworking spaces host a variety of events on a weekly to monthly basis. For example, here at Square Works we offer a range of events such as wellbeing classes from yoga to workshops such as pottery lunches to get the creative juices flowing. This is a great way to break away from your working day, trying something new and connecting with new people.
2. Coworking brings greater flexibility
A workday at home can feel like a blur, mixing household chores and daily work tasks can result in longer working days. In reality, who really wants that? Coworking spaces offer structure and routine providing a place to arrive every morning and leave once the work is done. You want to work for outcomes, not for hours. If you have the flexibility in your job to choose your hours, monitor when you are most productive and get the most out of your day. Coworking spaces offer flexible memberships for you to choose from to find one that works best for you.
3. Coworking spaces are equipped for efficiency
Your home environment might not be suitable for working effectively and productively. Slow wi-fi, uncomfortable furniture and numerous distractions. Coworking office spaces are designed to make the working environment as pleasant as possible with offices and hot-desking areas furnished to a high standard. Individual desks and chairs, large desks for meetings, comfortable seats in communal areas and the latest equipment, such as printers, come with the territory. This is something you would be hard-pushed to replicate in your home without spending a fortune. If you have a sit-down desk job it’s important you are getting the right care for your body with the correct equipment.
Hosting professional business meetings from home can be hard work, whether it’s finding the right background in the house or finding peace and quiet. It's near impossible to have your home look and feel like a professional office. With coworking spaces you can post impromptu meetings at your desk or use a private photo booth or meeting room. No more stressing about zoom backdrops or dropped internet - better for your productivity and your wellbeing.
A crucial benefit of coworking is amenities. Whether it’s fast wifi, a coffee machine or ergonomic furniture instead of a makeshift breakfast bar desk. At Square Works these amenities amongst its prestigious Clifton postcode help our members get the most out of their businesses.
We are all guilty of eating at our desk, skipping breaks and powering through, however this does not benefit us in the long run. Taking a break allows your mind to rest, recharge and refocus which can directly improve your productivity during the day. So it may seem like getting those extra minutes in is beneficial but in reality it’s not. The atrium in Square Works is a light, airy communal space for members to take a breather, connect with others, make lunch and even play ping pong.
No matter your professional needs, flexibility is at the heart of coworking and you can make the experience fit around you, your company, clients and pursuits.
If you work remotely, you’re probably guilty of blending up work and life until you’re unable to separate the two. This, consequently, is likely to impact your mental wellbeing and routine. Do you find yourself replying to emails on the sofa in the evening? Or cleaning the house, putting the washing on mid-morning?
Coworking spaces can help you keep a healthy work-life balance and help your sense of wellbeing. At Square Works we offer a range of flexible memberships such as dedicated desks. Come and go as you please, leave your belongings on your desk and clock out for the day. By placing yourself in a driven, concentrated atmosphere and by being in the environment where others are working, you can improve your drive and productivity.