What makes coworking spaces so effective? Long before we opened Workspace Collective Ocala, we studied the inner workings of coworking spaces across the country. Using our learnings, we created what we hope is the ideal space for business professionals, startups and entrepreneurs. Over the past year, here are some of our findings:
People who use coworking spaces see their work as meaningful.
Unlike a traditional office, coworking spaces consist of members who work for a range of different companies, or for themselves.
Because there is little direct competition or internal politics, they feel they benefit as they can focus on their individual goals.
Working around people doing different kinds of work can also strengthen one’s own work identity.
They become part of a community.
Making connections with others is a big reason why people pay to work in a coworking space, as opposed to working from home. Each coworking space has its own environment, and the managers of each space go to great lengths to curate a unique experience to meet the needs of their respective members. For example, here at Workspace Collective Ocala, we chose the look of the interior design thoughtfully to create a beautiful, open space that fosters productivity. We connect and celebrate our membership through networking events, lunch-and-learn seminars, and fun gatherings like Waffle Wednesday and happy hour around our kitchen bar. After a long day of work, our members enjoy connecting in a casual setting to share business ideas and socialize with other local professionals.
They have more job control.
Workspace Collective Ocala is accessible 24/7. Our members can decide whether to put in a long day when they have a deadline, or can decide to take a break in the middle of the day to go to the gym.
They can choose whether they want to work in a private office so they can focus, or in a more collaborative space with shared tables where interaction is encouraged. They can even decide to work from home, without repercussion, if they need to handle things around the house.
If you are interested in learning more about our coworking options or would like to take a tour of our space, please contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org