Top Ways to Make Most out of a Shared Office Spaceby Desq Worx Coworking spaces for independent professionals
For a startup or even for a freelancer renting a coworking space has so many perks. It allows you to rest assured and enjoy the hassle-free internet connection, 24x7 electricity, and other basic requirements.
However, there is much more than just the basic amenities that you can take advantage of in a coworking space. A shared office offers you numerous opportunities to grow your business. Let’s have a look at the top ways you can take advantage of sharing a workspace with other innovative minds.
1. Make Most out of the Community
Coworking spaces, in fact, are communities of innovative and passionate business owners and professionals. Being there and being connected to the other startups in your workspace can open up the doors of many opportunities.
As a startup, you already understand the importance of networking. Perhaps, that’s the reason you are on LinkedIn, isn’t it? Consider this an opportunity to explore and take advantage of the real-life LinkedIn kind of platform. Network, collaborate (if possible), share, and grow together.
2. Explore Your Options before you Pick
It is crucial for you to evaluate the space before you decide to move your business in. Make sure the environment and the culture of the space align with the nature of your business. Doing so will help in the growth of your business. It is also essential that your business fits in well with the culture of the coworking space.
Another important thing to keep in mind while you hunt for the right place for your business is - Privacy. While community and networking are important, it is even more necessary to have a private and quiet environment for you and your team to work in. So the bottom line is, it should have all the basic yet crucial features so that you can work in a comfortable and productive environment.
3. Organize an Event or Networking Activity or Be a Part of One
Some of the coworking spaces also organize networking events. These events can include anything from workshops, meetups, or guest speakers. Attending such events will be beneficial for you and your employees. Such events are the best ways to get exposure to current marketing trends and refreshing business strategies.
Even if there are no networking events being organized at your shared working space, you can organize or initiate one yourself. It is also not mandatory to organize a costly event. It can be a small networking activity where your team and all the other teams can share their work stories, share ideas, or maybe find out some way to collaborate.
4. Maintain Your Productivity
Unlike any other crowdy office, a coworking space can actually help you increase your productivity. Be it a freelancer working at a corner or an entire team, they can all find their peace and work in quiet harmony. The real reason behind it is the mindset. When passionate groups work together they all focus on their productivity, which directly or indirectly inspires the people around them. You might have already felt this in your day-to-day life, the vibes and atmosphere created by people actually affect others around them.
5. Share your Knowledge
One of the best ways to make the most out of shared office space is, knowledge sharing. It is the best way to start networking. In case you are a freelancer you can always help from the other teams, of course without actually interfering with their work. It is a common sight at a coworking space, where people help each other/ share knowledge despite being from different agencies.
The best way to start knowledge sharing is socializing. You can start having lunch with other teams, take your small breaks together and discuss simple things, and perhaps you can celebrate different holiday fests together. This will allow you to make more professional friends and share your knowledge with them and vice-versa.
Created on Dec 24th 2019 05:39. Viewed 408 times.