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The benefits of coworking spaces: Why coworking improves your work-life balance

5 May 2021

“Work-life balance” is a term that has been extensively discussed over the last year as people have been forced to work from home, ultimately breaking that boundary between people’s work life and their personal lives. 

 

 

While some people thrive when working from their bedroom, there are also many issues connected to working from home.

The importance of separating home and workspace

It is extremely crucial and important for everyone to understand the importance for separating home and work. While some people are great at separating the two, working from home has quickly turned out to be a nightmare for many. 

 

 

Psychologists have said, according to Headspace Group, that working from home, in the short term, can work temporarily for some and permanently for others, but over time, it can cause mental health problems.

 

 

Many will continue to struggle with separating the two and will have trouble completely switching their mind off work when the workplace is at home.

 

 

Having your laptop on your dressing table at night just encourages you to check and answer emails, check up on tomorrow’s issues and finishing work that could have very well been finished the day after.

 

 

With a co-working space or a serviced office, it is much easier to separate the two as you can physically “leave it at work” as opposed to having it at home.

62% say that working from coworking spaces improved their standard of work.

70% say that working from coworking spaces make them 'very happy'

71% of them said that working from a coworking space heavily increased their productivity.

Source: WorkWise

Coworking can heavily improve productivity all-around

The distractions from working out of your kitchen table can be enormous – perhaps you have animals or children running around, nearby construction or other issues that means that your productivity tanks when working from a home environment.


Whether you prefer being in a social environment to work or prefer peace and quiet in a more private area, it’s very likely that you’ll find a space that suits you in a coworking office as they are so diverse.


In a study from Officevibe, statistics suggest shared offices/coworking make 70% of their members healthier. 


64% of people in a coworking or serviced office space have improved on completing their tasks on time, and 68% say they are better focused when in a communal/shared work environment. 


“But perhaps the best of all is that 60% claim they are more relaxed when they get home and this, ladies and gentlemen, is what all working heroes deserve.” the report said.

How flexible workspace can tackle loneliness

Loneliness and overall mental health has become one of the key factors for assessing your workplace solution. 


Staying social while working from home has been possible because of tools like Zoom, Teams etc., but they will never replace the importance of meeting people face to face, whether you work together or not.


In a survey conducted by Ergonomic Trends, we can again see some fascinating statistics. For example, 89% of independent employed people who answered the survey stated that they were happier since joining a flexible office space. 


They attributed much of this success towards being together with like-minded people.  

Economical benefits of using a coworking space

The economical benefits of coworking are very present whether you are a single freelancer or a large company transitioning to coworking.


When using a coworking space as opposed to working from home, you will certainly see a decrease in electricity costs and other additional costs of working from home. 


With larger companies, it’s even more clear. Comparing with a traditional space and calculating the total costs involved with housing an employee, you can see dramatic savings as coworking can 50-70% less in many situations.


Additionally, you get access to premium services like free tea, coffee, events and can even have access to gyms, saunas, yoga rooms, etc. providing even further savings across the board.


How to find the right coworking space for you

There are many types of co-working spaces. Both economic options are available with a more no-frills service – and then you have your super collaborative creative spaces. You can even find truly stunning high-end co-working spaces at the most prime buildings.


You can either use Google to search for office spaces. Alternatively, you can use a free service like FlexibleHub or others that helps with finding the right space based on your requirements. 


Flexible workspace brokers are free to use and can heavily simplify the process. Try to see coworking spaces near you by clicking here.


In conclusion, coworking spaces can be a great way to turn your work-life balance around, practically overnight. It’s proven and heavily surveyed that people feel much more productive working from a coworking space. 


Often with a now shorter commute, people get more done in a day and go home happier.

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