One of the most frequently asked questions people have is: Who works at a coworking space? Today, although the presence of shared offices is increasing, there are still many workers who don’t know the option of joining a coworking space. Therefore, in this blog, we will summarize the different workers you can expect.
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Profiles in a coworking space
As we all know, autonomous workers work on their own businesses or projects. And without having their own office space, many of them decide to join a coworking space. From there, they can manage their daily work and serve all their clients in a professional meeting room. By working from a coworking space, autonomous workers obtain their freedom and autonomy while having all the facilities they need.
Freelancers work independently and offer services to a variety of third parties. They often use a coworking space to be able to attend to all their activities and have a quiet place to concentrate. Shared offices also provide them with the opportunity to attend and organize events, which are fundamental activities for a freelancer’s development.
Digital nomads probably benefit the most from coworking spaces. These workers have projects without a fixed office or a specific activity that limits them to one place. Their work is totally online and all they require is a stable Internet connection as well as a quiet space where they can attend calls or video meetings. Digital nomads are an interesting group because their stay at a coworking space is usually temporary. They travel from city to city and join a space whenever they need to get some work done.
Entrepreneurs are usually self-employed professionals. They work on their own company or project and have their office in a coworking space. A great advantage of a coworking space for entrepreneurs is the flexibility in office costs. This is important for entrepreneurs because they often don’t have much income yet. Another advantage is the possibility to use meeting rooms and host events or workshops to share their work and projects.
Remote workers are employed with a business but don’t use the business’ office. Being employed but choosing your own location has been one of the labor innovations that appeared in the last decade. Some remote workers only work ‘from home’ a few days per week; some do so fulltime. A reason to start working remotely is often a move of the employer, to a location too far away to commute to the old job. And because of the development of new technologies, many companies choose to keep working with the employee from a distance. For those working from home ‘alone’, a coworking space can offer the office-feeling and community they might be missing after leaving their old office environment.
Although this is still a new development, many companies, associations, and foundations now decide to work from a coworking space. Just like entrepreneurs, businesses like the flexibility a coworking space offers in terms of costs. They can rent as much space as they need and make changes if the size of their team changes. Most companies at coworking spaces are small and don’t count more than ten people. However, some larger companies or company departments slowly start to use these spaces too, mostly to enhance their dynamism and diversity.
As you can see, you can find a large variety of people. Feel free to take a look at our Community to learn more about some of the companies and workers that decided to join us at Anda.