08 . Jun . 2022
Unfortunately, many people don’t know what coworking is. If you’re sick of having to explain what coworking is to everyone you meet, here’s a handy meme guide to coworking that you can send to your family and friends to answer the question “What is coworking?”
A lot of people think that coworking is basically just freelancing. But, although lots of coworkers are freelancers, not all coworkers are.
Coworkers include startup employees, small business owners, and solopreneurs. Coworking spaces also host corporates, as large companies realize that coworking spaces are smart choices (with cheaper rent) for flexible office spaces that take into consideration hybrid working and less need for full time office buildings.
If you’re wondering why coworkers don’t just work from home and save themselves or their companies the money of renting coworking space, there are plenty of reasons why coworking is better than working from home full time.
Firstly, in a coworking space, you’re working around other people, so you don’t feel lonely like you would working from home all the time.
While coworking, you have plenty of opportunities to make friends and new industry connections. Even introverts thrive off being around other people.
Secondly, coworking avoids all the negatives of working from home. Not only do you not have to deal with annoying bosses, coworkers, or fixed hours, but you also avoid uncomfortable home offices and get access to office supplies, fast wifi, printers, and even, if you need it, a postal address.
And you can come into the coworking space as many or as few days as you want and work from home the rest of the time (i.e. you can have a hybrid working schedule).
As for cafés, coworking gives you all the caffeine benefits of working from a café, but in a proper office setting with an actual desk. Basically, it’s a win-win situation.
No, coworking isn’t going to give you Covid.Unlike traditional offices where you’re squished into cubicles or desks close to one another, coworking spaces have room for social distancing. They also are designed for ventilation. And there’s still no need for in person meetings.
You don’t have to work a 9-5 while coworking (unless you want to). You could work 8-4, 3-9, or whatever suits your working style and body clock.
Coworking gives you the ultimate flexible working hours, making it perfect for freelancers and parents with young children.
Brilliant! Coworking spaces are not just for work!
We may be a bit biased, but coworking is a great way to make new friends. Coworking spaces have cafés and gyms for that much needed self-care. And you get to go home at the end of the day, avoiding the dreaded job creep that comes from working at home.
In other words, coworking is the perfect way to say goodbye to Mondayitis!
There you have it—a meme guide for explaining coworking to your friends and family. No need to thank us—but if you’re in Kolkata, check out our coworking office space at Salt Lake, complete with a gym, an onsite café, and a gaming zone with a foosball table to take away your work stress.