If it’s not already obvious enough, working in a shared office or Co-working space is a growing trend and preferred choice for all types of businesses and individuals. Coworking environments offer endless benefits that your typical nine to five office spaces may be lacking. Operating out of a coworking space gives you flexibility, freedom, countless networking opportunities; the list goes on and on. However, perhaps the most important and unique benefit you are receiving and may be over-looking is the ability to create a well-rounded life. Here are a few ways in which coworking can help support you in maintaining a balanced life at work.
In today’s world the way in which the average professional works and the dynamics of “office culture” are drastically changing. We live in an era where we’re constantly checking our phones and emails. We can be reached at any odd hour of the day, so why do we have to be in the office at 8am sharp? We don’t. Your average coworking space offers memberships that give you complete flexibility to the hours you choose to be there. Here at NGIN Workplace members have a keycard that allows them to have 24/7 access to our facilities and their workspace. So work on a schedule that benefits you and your life. Work around the school bus pick up and drop off schedule or work around that afternoon spin class. Create a schedule that works around your life.
Boundaries for Remote Workers
Working from home may seem ideal for some at first, but when your home is your office you may start to feel like you’re always at work. It can be really important to mentally identify a space for your professional life and separate it from your home life. Therefore a hot desk or dedicated space in a shared office could make all the difference. You can create routines that work for you and help draw the line from being “clocked-in” and “clocked out”. Most places like NGIN even offer affordable memberships, which give you 5, or 10 days, a month to access to the space without breaking the bank.
Healthy Options & Encouragement
Most coworking spaces have a variety of ways for you to either improve or maintain a healthy lifestyle. Whether it’s something small like a healthy treat, a pop-up fitness class in the space, or even a quick “brain break” coloring session, there’s definitely a sense of encouragement for that mind, body, and soul attitude. Here at NGIN we are constantly striving to create and offer good healthy options for our members. Whether it’s new recipes for green smoothies on smoothie Tuesday, or offering healthy alternatives when you’re craving that afternoon snack. We even have partnerships with local gyms that offer discounts for our members!
The Flow of New People Keeps Life Interesting
Whether you’re working within a team or working alone in a shared office, it’s beneficial for you to embrace the other people around you and get out of your bubble. The environment and arrangement of a coworking space are ever changing. New and different people are constantly making their way in and out; for meetings, conferences, day passes etc. Working in such a diverse place gives you the opportunity to get out there and meet or converse with the interesting people working there too. You all have one thing in common: you’re here. This is not your typical office, exciting new people and changes in pace are happening all around you all the time! New people and change can bring positivity and new adventures to your life.
Coworking could be the key to helping you create and feel well rounded in all aspects of your life. Why wouldn’t you want to work somewhere that supports a happy life?
Written by: Melanie D’Angelo