The labor market is constantly evolving, as are the styles and forms of its performance.

One of the examples of such changes is coworking, which, although it is a relatively new form of work, is gaining more and more popularity.

What is coworking? 

Let’s start from the beginning. Coworking from the English language means “working together” and it can be said that this is the essence of this style of work.

It is exactly about renting a desk in a shared space. At IdeaPlace, you can rent such a place to work at any time of the day or night, both once and for a longer period of time.

Coworking is mainly associated with freelancers, but every remotely working person will find a place here. It can be a temporary workplace, e.g. during a trip, as well as a permanent office in an open space

Why is it worth using coworking?

Coworking is becoming more and more popular and there is no indication that this trend will soon change. The events of 2020, which forced many companies to switch to remote work, only created a place for even greater popularization of this form of work in the future.

More and more people find their place in coworking spaces. What’s so special about them? Meet our reflection!

1. Networking
Coworking is primarily people, which is what can be missing the most when working at home. By working in a shared space, you will not only avert the feeling of loneliness, but also get a chance to gain interesting contacts, fruitful not only in private life, but also in business. Here you will meet inspiring entrepreneurs and specialists from various industries.

At IdeaPlace, we focus primarily on relationships and networking. Not only among our customers, but also among our employees.

Here you can feel that you belong to the community that you see at work and at the events (currently online) that we organize especially for you.

Our vision goes beyond the assumption that co-working at IdeaPlace is only about renting a desk, but most of all about fulfilling its main task, which is profiting from sharing space, contacts and thoughts.

Each entrepreneur, within the reach of one desk, creates his private workplace, but outside of it we are connected by open space and although everyone works on their own tasks, we still work together.

2. Balance between private and professional life

Working from home is definitely not for everyone. At first, this may seem like a dream come true. After all, there is no need to waste time on commuting, you can stay in a warm bed and comfortable tracksuits. However, it often happens that after some time working from home turns out to be a nuisance.

Working in a place that should be used for relaxation disturbs your balance.

The children you were supposed to spend more time with do not allow you to focus on important tasks.

You stay in one place for days and don’t see other people, and at the end it turns out that instead of spending 8 hours at work, you check your email address again and again.

Sounds familiar?

Contrary to appearances, working at home does not help to balance professional and private life, on the contrary, it makes it difficult. Of course there are exceptions to the rule and for some people working from home is fine, but if you are not one of these people then it is worth trying something else.

Coworking not only allows you to “reach out to people” and integrate with other entrepreneurs. It is also a professional space, specially adapted to work, thanks to which you will be able to maintain a healthy harmony.

3. Cost optimization

We already know that home is not always an ideal place to work, but it is worth adding one more reason why it is so.

We need a specially adapted space for our work. If someone has an extra room at home and decides to rearrange it into a private office, then everything is fine, but what if we do not have this option?

Our bedrooms, living rooms and kitchens, although they are great when we think about relaxing. In the long run, however, they can turn out to be very unpleasant places to work.

First of all, there are a lot of distractions around you, such as a TV set.

Secondly, you usually do not have a desk with a properly profiled armchair, which has been designed to be used for at least 8 hours a day. Eventually, your body will remind you of what it might have seemed at first.

The best option for separating private and professional life and providing a space that is properly adapted to work is to have an office. However, for most self-employed entrepreneurs or freelancers, renting their own office space may be too expensive. Besides, after finding the right space, you still need to spend time arranging it and finance it.

Therefore, coworking is a much better solution in this situation.

Coworking spaces are properly designed and equipped. In addition, by renting a desk, you gain access to professional office equipment, when you need, for example, to print something, and to business rooms, where you can conduct a meeting or video call.

Coworking has all the most important aspects of working in the office, but is available at any time and for much less money.

If you work alone or work remotely, this is an option that you simply need to try at least once. And when you  would want to do it, remember that there is a free test day waiting for you at IdeaPlace.

A unique form of work

The advantages of coworking could be listed endlessly, but today we focused on what is most important in this form of work.

For us, coworking is primarily an easily accessible and professional work space and a broad business community that connects entrepreneurs from different companies and different areas in a common place.

It is a unique and innovative form of work which, mainly for these reasons, is gaining more and more followers.

Will you join them? 🙂

If you want to learn more about coworking at IdeaPlace, contact us and be sure to visit our website