By Adetunji Bolorunduro

 

Let us start by defining what co-working space is. Co-working spaces is a membership based workspaces where different kinds of people e.g. start-ups, freelancers, creative mind are connected together to create a brand.

A Co-Working Place

 

Harvard Business Review stated in a recent study that people working among people with distinct jobs might enhance workers’ identity. Workplaces give people “the opportunity to frequently describe what they do, which can make what they do seem more interesting and distinctive”.

 

 

A Co-Working in Nigeria

Flexibility:

Co-working spaces are so easily accessible and flexible, it makes your time and tasks flexible, most working spaces are usually open 24hours. Which means you can decide to work from morning till afternoon and then take a long break to work out at the gym. Also, memberships in most workplaces range from a daily drop-in pass to a monthly, yearly membership that allows you to make adjust to several changes that may occur in your job. Also allows you to have flexible access to meeting rooms, book rooms for training, conferences, and seminars

For SMEs, this is cost-effective as most of them are still at the incubator stage and need to plow back profits into their ventures.

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Building connections and network

Co-working spaces help build networking as well as socializing, interacting.

A Networking Event In A Co-Working Place

Companies are also trying to enable more connections, helping people to interact and build community beyond work meetings. Another benefit of Co-working spaces is one place to look for guidance, as they regularly offer networking events, training programs, social events, and summer camps.

Co-working spaces are unique when compared to regular offices in such a way that, little or no conflicts, or internal politics exist. Members of coworking spaces vary from different creative minds, ventures, companies, brands and associates.

 

Co-working spaces provides wide ranges of facilities

Co-working spaces provide important amenities such as free drinks, coffee, tea, Wi-Fi, ping pong table, comfy and sofas, pool table. But the unstructured exchanges and banners that take place at the coffee machine are the real amenities. The knowledge and experience shared by members, jokes and informal interactions around the printer can spark new ideas. 

In conclusion, the benefits of co-working space are enormous. And, we must accept the fact that co-working space helps to improve effectiveness and efficiency.