As a new blogger, I would like to say hello and introduce myself; I started my career as a Graphic Design and French Language teacher, and followed my passion for Marketing and Social Media while keeping in touch with the design world. My moto is that you never stop learning. Especially within the fast pace growing of the digital world (which in 10 years’ time, my son will probably be laughing at!)
I believe that Coworking and shared office space is a big plus for the development of your business.
For many of us, the distractions of working at home and in a coffee shop is not ideal for work. I recently started working at Innovation space and the atmosphere is very relaxed with a pleasant environment.
Surrounded with like-minded people who want to succeed in their business and help others to do so, you can feel a genuine sense of community in the modern open plan office spaces.
It is great working in an environment where people possess transferable skills just like myself. Also there is a culture where it is the norm to help each other out, and there are many opportunities to do so; the variety of workers in the space means that coworkers have unique skill sets that they can provide to other community members.
I wanted to share what makes coworking spaces – defined as membership-based work spaces where diverse groups of freelancers, remote workers, and other independent professionals work together in a shared, communal setting – so effective.
To find out, we asked Team Locals to interview a member from Forge Special Projects where Davy explains the clear benefits of working at Innovation Space; such as Home/work life balance, networking and much more..
People who use coworking spaces see their work as meaningful. Aside from the type of work they’re doing – freelancers choosing projects they care about, for example — the members we talked to said they enjoy coming to work with a sense of belonging. They’re able to do this in a few ways.
First, unlike a traditional office, co working spaces consist of members who work for a range of different companies and projects. Because there is little direct competition , they don’t feel they have to put on a work persona to fit in. Working amidst people doing different kinds of work can also make one’s own work identity stronger.
On an interesting note socializing isn’t compulsory. Members can choose when and how to interact with others. They are more likely to enjoy discussions over coffee in a café and when they want to work alone elsewhere in the building, they are able to do so. Finally, I would say that co working spaces can generate new ideas whether you are from a graphic designer, management consultant, marketing agency or educational business.