Inspiration and Collaboration
One of the main benefits of coworking spaces is that they provide an opportunity for independent workers to draw upon each other’s skill sets. Instead of being pigeonholed by your distinct company or position, you can meet and collaborate with people outside of your industry. And with many spaces offering networking events, you have a built-in way to broaden your connections. In this environment, the best ideas take flight.
Coworking spaces are flexible in more ways than one. You’re able to choose from a variety of membership options, locations, and workspaces. Many spaces are even open around the clock. The leasing terms are flexible, too — you can scale up or down whenever you need to.
There are heaps of statistics out there about how coworking increases productivity. In a recent study, 84% of the 700 coworkers surveyed reported feeling more engaged and motivated when they’re in a coworking space, and 89% reported being happier.
Compared to the exorbitant costs of renting out an office building, coworking is a very cheap option. Moreover, occasionally renting out a coworking space is considered a tax-deductible expense as long as it’s solely for the purpose of your business.
At coworking spaces, the amenities are extensive. The perks offered in the vast majority of spaces include:
- Wi-Fi and ethernet connection
- Fully-furnished workstations
- Networking and other events
- Kitchen facilities
- Meeting and conference rooms
- Coffee and tea
Some spaces offer additional specialized amenities such as:
- Virtual services
- A concierge service
- Bike racks
- Yoga classes
- Wellness stations
- Outdoor spaces
- Pet-friendly settings
- Child care
Who uses coworking?
When coworking began, it was largely geared toward entrepreneurs, freelancers, and startups. In many ways, the industry still caters to these kinds of businesses, but it has also expanded to incorporate companies of all sizes.
Coworking is utilised by all of the following:
- Financial professionals
- Small businesses
- Construction companies
- Large corporations, including Amazon, Microsoft, and Google
Try a local coworking space near you today!
The Flexible Workspace Australia Workspace Directory includes a full list of our member workspaces.
This article is adapted from on an article that first appeared on Rubberdesk (www.rubberdesk.com.au)
FLEXIBLE WORKSPACE AUSTRALIA
Flexible Workspace Australia is the peak body for coworking and flexible workspace providers and partners across all cities and regions of Australia.