Coworking space: The new basic

When we talk about coworking spaces, people usually recall a creative space full of entrepreneurs and freelancers but fall short when describing it. What does it really mean to work with this type of layout? Is this space only for startups and young people venturing into the business world? Let's walk you through a coworking space and its main office variations.

First, it's necessary to understand that a coworking space is a workplace where you share the same work environment with other companies and professionals, thus making a community in the same area.

Due to its open space layout and diverse common areas, coworking spaces encourage networking and collaboration. However, coworking is not only about brainstorming with others in the corridors or creating great connections during lunch. These spaces have different office types within them that allow teams fulfill their particular requirements.

Options you can find in a coworking space

Hot desk

Bring your laptop and pickany of the available desks. The same desk is not guaranteed every day. With this plan, you have also access to the common areas and events held in the space.

Dedicated desk

Differs from a hot desk in that you do have the same desk every day. Therefore, you can leave some of your personal belongings overnight and even decorate your desk however you want.

Private office

It's really common for people to believe that coworking spaces only offer open-shared offices. The truth is, you can also find executive suites within so you or your team can have a private working environment while still being part of the community.

Conference rooms

Conference rooms in a coworking space distinguish from traditional ones due to their creative layouts, the different tools available for teams to come up with new ideas and the room's surprising "personality". AV equipment and other amenities are usually available.

These creative workspaces generally have a distinctive theme and ambiance that is enhanced by the decor, the location’s character and even by the names chosen for their conference and meeting rooms.

Advantages of working from a coworking space

  1. Internet access and electrical outlets are available throughout the building and plenty of sitting options are spread out for you to work from wherever you feel. During the morning you can sit in the balcony and work while enjoying the sunny day, and then you can have an important call with one of your clients in one of the phone booths. In other words, the building's common areas and sitting variations are all for you to use.

  2. There are several events for tenants to enjoy. From happy hours to conferences with famous entrepreneurs, coworking spaces focus on work-life balance where you can grow your business and enjoy the process.

  3. Coworking spaces can provide a creative and relaxed environment, networking, and collaboration among many professionals.

  4. Enjoy awesome amenities like beer bars, delicious coffee, and sparkling water. Some locations offer access to gym facilities, Friday breakfast, lunch for their tenants and other enticing surprises.

  5. Many coworking spaces offer consulting services for entrepreneurs to keep boosting their business, andwhen new members sign up, they are usually presented by managers to other companies so they can immediately make new connections.

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