What is Coworking?
Working from home sounds exciting, and technology has made the process so much easier. However, working from home has its own issues.
First of all, there are no protocols in place for dealing with the isolation that comes from this venture. Employees tend to lose the community that a traditional office setting offers.
Secondly, once you are home, the structure that comes with working in an office is no longer in place. Therefore, it’s easier to procrastinate which means productivity lessens. There is a tendency to become distracted by the tasks that need to be done at home. So not only are you isolated and lonely, you begin to put work projects on the back burner.
Coworking solves these issues.
Coworking is not your typical working environment. It is a style of communal office space where the space is shared by more than one business. In a collaborative work space, you have the structure and social aspects of an office, without the rules of a traditional office.
Collaborative spaces like these help foster creativity and build community among employees. Coworkers tend to play off of one another and the community that was lost in the work from home scenario of telecommuting is gained once again. One tenant may have answers to a question that another tenant may have.
A coworking space provides, not only a work environment, but it also provides a platform in which to network. In a coworking space, the person sitting next to you could be in any field of occupation.
They could be an insurance broker, attorney, computer programmer, etc. These could be people that work in the same field as you or in a collaborative field. They could also be your next client.
It is also a lot less expensive than a traditional office. All of the costs associated with this type of space is shared among its members. Instead of paying the hefty sums of rent, you are paying proportionally less. There is no need for purchasing expensive equipment.
Coworking or Business Center?
A coworking environment and a business center environment blend quite well. Each platform needs the same amenities. Where coworking is an open office format, a business center, lends itself to a more private office plan. With a coworking space everything is shared, right down to the same desk. With a Business Center, you have more of a private dedicated office; however, the kitchen, meeting rooms and receptionist is shared with the other businesses located in the office. With every business, at some point there is a need for privacy and that is where the Business Center format comes in to play.
PC Executive Services offers both office formats. In an effort to meet all of our client’s needs, we have blended the coworking and private office environments. We have been working in the shared office industry for almost 3 decades. That is almost 30 years of experience helping businesses just like yours grow and succeed. We even have a patio where you can sit outside, have a cup of coffee and conduct business!