What does your dream workspace look like? Take a minute to try to fantasize about it. What would your dream office look like? Would it be big or small? Would it be modern or more traditional? Well these days more and more of a select group of individuals are getting to do something that most people only dream of; they are choosing their own work spaces and offices. Even more surprising is the kind of work space that they are choosing. They are known as co-working spaces and they are popping up everywhere for freelancers and entrepreneurs and the like.
These co working spaces are not like the traditional office. They offer spaces of a variety of sizes available for rent on a time scale as small as by the hour. Most of them are open around the clock 365 days per year meaning that those that use them will have access to them any time that they choose to work. This gives the control of the coveted schedule back to the entrepreneur.
One example of a coworking space NYC is Workville, located in Manhattan. Users and workers there love it for its many benefits like the flexible schedule and the ability to interact with other like-minded individuals that may have useful advice to share. Take a look at one user recently had to say about the experience of working in one of these spaces: “I know its the right direction. We offer a place where people can work, play, connect and surround them with passionate entrepreneurs who share the same desire to succeed. We call it Campus, because it reminds me of college – when we were hungry to learn and find our path – but instead of spending thousands of dollars, with our Campus the goal is to make money.”
Since the popularity of the shared office work spaces has grown so dramatically in popularity around the world, scientists and researchers have been quick to start to measure and analyze the wide variety of benefits that are stemming from the new concept. Take a look at one expert in the industry had to say when asked about some of the research being done; the statistics are very interesting: “Research shows that startups who work in a co-working space are Four times more likely to succeed than those who don’t. Not only that a study from Deskmag.com found that those who decided to work in co-working spaces were more likely to be motivated, have higher levels of interaction, and more than half worked in supportive teams. Not to mention the fact that most people found that they were able to relax more at home, and 46% reported earning a higher income ever since they started working at a co-working space.”