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Could coworking spaces be the future?

If you work from home, does it work for you?

Over Covid many of us found ourselves forced to work from home … and for many companies home working has become the norm. There are many advantages: the lack of commute, being able to choose lunch from your fridge – but there are also some disadvantages. Working from home can be isolating, and you can find yourself lacking the drive you might have had when in the office.

If you are a freelancer, you may be able to choose where to work and working from home can seem like the logical choice. However it can be demotivating, and even depressing remaining in the same few rooms for both work and relaxation.

Whether you are an employee or a freelancer, have you looked into co-working? This new way to works gives you the chance to work in a business environment, alongside others who are also working – but without the commitment of renting an office full time. The new rise in coworking spaces reflects our need to be connected to others, even when working on different jobs. A coworking space offers you the chance to book a desk for a day, a week or longer – as you need.

What are the benefits? There are many benefits to coworking:

  • It gets you out of the house
  • You can focus , away from distractions
  • It’s flexible – no need to hire an office full time
  • And that makes it cost effective
  • You can build a community and cut down on isolation
  • You can get more done.

Some coworking spaces go beyond offering just a desk: they see their role as creating a community. You might find networking events, workshops and social gatherings, combatting the isolation often associated with remote work and freelancing.

Have you found a coworking space to suit you in Birmingham yet? The NRC has small meeting rooms available along with free parking, WIFI and coffee. If you are interested in renting a room occasionally, or setting up a regular co-working event with others please get in touch – call 0121 7527500 or email enquiries@abdonrc.org.uk and we can discuss how we can help.