Coworking helps with focus and personal friendships
For lots of coworkers, working in a coworking space is a good way to separate your work and personal life.
But recent trends suggest the opposite among millenials and the digital workforce – a blending of work and personal life. This article on GigaOm explores the subject, noting that even Zappos employees will soon work on a “metropolitan” campus that encourages mixing personal aspects with their work life.
CoLab’s residents use the coworking space both ways. There are many members who use the space to get out of the house, be more productive, and get some needed feedback from peers. Then they head home – able to enjoy their home life better because they don’t work there.
To some residents, though, CoLab is their “second place.” They come for the coffee, watch Netflix over lunch and plan group outings. After work is done, they head downstairs to the neighborhood bars, restaurants and parks directly outside.
Offices and conference rooms are occupied on the weekends and sometimes late at night. Why? Because these residents love what they do. There doesn’t need to be a strict separation between work and personal life because they’ve turned their hobbies into jobs.
Coworking is also a great way to meet new friends. You’ll start to notice that many of the people you share an office space with are interested in the same things you are. Most coworkers are entrepreneurs and creatives just like you, which can make for some lucrative business relationships or sound advice.
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