According to Bureau of Labor Statistics report, 90% of people surveyed in
co-working spaces stated that they felt more confident while co-working. This
was followed by 68% feeling more focused, 71% more creative and 62% having a feeling
of achieving an improved standard of work. Since the “boom” of creative class in
early 2000s, the notion of co-working i.e. shared workplaces utilised by
professionals from diverse fields, is gaining more and more popularity. Today,
the concept of co-working is not only for the creative industries and depending on various factors about your business model and mission, it can be the right choice for you and your business. If
you are on-board, meet our sister company, Us&Co.
Located in the vibrant City of
London, just 5 minutes away from Monument & Tower Hill stations and 10
minutes from Bank, the new co-working space offers dedicated desk membership and
hot desk membership options. Free meeting rooms and 24 hour access for
dedicated desks, free Wi-Fi, access to breakout space on each floor, cycle
rack, showers and of course fresh
ground coffee, are some of the services you’ll be automatically opted in to when
you become a member.
Other than the tangible benefits, what could working in a
co-working space give to you or your small business?
1 - Feedback That
This is one of the
most important benefit of being surrounded by like-minded individuals in a
co-working place. Co-working environments, by nature, are homes to
non-competing entrepreneurs or small businesses that are in the same boat.
Sharing advice and experiences that seem to be useful to your co-working
“neighbour” is almost in the culture of the concept. At the same time, this
relationship allows you (as long as you want it!) to gain feedback on your
project in its early stages, granting you an opportunity to take your work
further than you possibly would have on your own.
2 - Flexibility to Be
guidelines or philosophy to follow. Co-working spaces give you the flexibility
and freedom necessary to be you and voice your own style and ethos. In return,
this allows you to be more creative, open-minded and original, which are key
ingredients to a successful business. Constantly describing what you do to your
new co-working neighbours as they change (or as you change your location!)
gives you the opportunity to develop your brand and its main tone of voice
until you are fully satisfied that is aligned with who you are.
3 - Feel More Job
Being part of a
co-working space gives you more job control. Especially with hot desking
memberships, you can choose whether you need to work in a quieter space for meeting
your deadline or choose a spot in more populated communal areas. Co-working
spaces grant you the much needed autonomy whether you are in the early stages
of setting up your startup or driving your business further.
If you are interested in co-working in London, give Us
& Co. a visit, and see the brand new opportunities it has to offer on here. If you still believe
that a serviced office is a better match for your needs, check our available
serviced offices here.