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Remote work: coworking spaces vs home

Remote work is becoming an option that more and more employees and employers are beginning to consider. This was imposed by the pandemic, but many are beginning to see its benefits. According to Vox, by 2025, 80% of employees will work remotely.

However, you need to pay attention to certain aspects when working remotely. Maybe when working from home you realize that you miss the socialization and interaction with your colleagues at the office. On the other hand, you think that the comfort, freedom, and flexibility of your work schedule at home suit you. When you work remotely, you can decide whether to work from home or from coworking spaces. Good thing you have a choice! 

The coworking spaces offer offices for freelancers, start-ups, business owners, and more besides. They also have great facilities like private conference rooms, kitchens, free coffee, high speed internet, and many more. Oradea Tech Hub is one of these great coworking spaces that offers you all these facilities and besides this, the coworkers here are very friendly. The thing that distinguishes this coworking space from all the others is that it is located in the heart of a fortress. We bet you’ve never worked from a fortress!

Benefits of Coworking spaces

1. More networking 

If you choose to work from a coworking space you will connect with people who work in various fields. This can influence your professional development in a very positive way so that you can grow your business, or increase your efficiency. You have great chances to interact with those who are passionate about the same things you are and with whom you can build professional relationships beneficial to your career.

Also, communication eliminates the feeling of loneliness, monotony, and boredom that can sometimes arise when you are at home. According to a Harvard Business Review study, 79% of participants have expanded their social network, and 89% report feeling less alone since working in a coworking space.

2. Increased productivity 

In the coworking space you focus strictly on the professional duties you will fulfill. You organize your work schedule, being sure that your attention is focused on the results you want to obtain in that day or week. The same thing does not happen at home, where you can be distracted by family or personal issues that occur along the way, unpredictably. Also, you become more motivated when you see other people around you that are working. At the same time, the breaks can become more pleasant and relaxing when you spend them with colleagues for a coffee or a walk.

Gcuc Community says 84% ​​of people who cowork have found they’re more engaged and motivated.

3. Chances for collaboration

Meetings and discussions with people you don’t know can be very unpredictable. In a coworking space the probability of meeting someone with whom you have common goals is very high. Therefore, it is very easy to collaborate and grow together. 

According to a study conducted by the Small Business Lab, 82% said coworking has expanded their professional networks.

4. Increased creativity

Sometimes, changes in the work environment or the people you interact with can bring various benefits to your way of thinking and perceiving things. The space in which you carry out your activity and its arrangement will influence your success at concentration. Within the OTH coworking space, you can find uniqueness. The opportunity to work inside the fortress can be an impetus for creativity and productivity.

At the same time, being surrounded by information, people with different personalities, and different visions, your mind can “surprise” you with new ideas that you will implement in future projects.

5. You can step outside of your comfort zone

Many of those who work from home are captive in a comfort zone that is hard for them to get out of. Being satisfied with the current situation, they are not eager to act for certain changes. But what if these changes consist of ingenious ideas for business growth, lasting relationships, and a good mood?

Making things happen, eliminating fear or insecurity – this means stepping out of your comfort zone. If you stay in your environment where you feel comfortable, you will never know how much you can evolve.

6. Save money

A coworking space offers you all the facilities you need in order to be productive. You don’t have to worry anymore about the replacement of the office equipment, the low internet speed, tea, and coffee, the electricity and other bills. You have the opportunity to work in a fully equipped office. It is the best way to work in an office with minimum investment. 

7. Opportunity to learn new skills

In a collaborative environment, skills are very easy to acquire or consolidate. Exchanging ideas, sharing experiences, requesting specialized help or information, are ways of learning needed to adapt to current changes.

The Small Business Lab also states that 69% of those surveyed learned new skills based on the connections made.

8. Work-life balance

The advantage of the coworking space is that you can separate family duties from professional ones. Both require involvement, attention, and responsibility, and this involves efficient organization. Maybe it will be easier for you to make the transition between the two when you associate the house with the family and the office with work.

Benefits of working from home

1. A personalized office

When you work from home you can arrange your office so that it meets your needs. Maybe you will choose the brightest room for extra energy and even a good mood. Maybe you will work in the kitchen, where why not, you can prepare something to eat at the same time. Here we are also talking about a personalized design that will make you feel comfortable and creative.

2. Forget about commuting and traffic

If you don’t like to spend your time in traffic because you think it’s a waste of time, it’s tiring or maybe you just don’t have the patience needed in traffic, you will see working from home as a suitable option for you. This time can be valuable because it could be used for work or any other useful activity. 

The same source, OWLlabs mentions that 78% of those surveyed consider that avoiding commuting is a benefit.

3. You have more time for your family, but also for yourself

When you work from home you inevitably manage to make time for your family. This way it is easier for you to have lunch with your partner, or to take a few minutes break for a game with your children. 

According to Flexjobs, 48% of those who have given up office work, say that their work-life balance is excellent or very good.

4. You can do sports more often

Fitness exercises can be easily done at home. With more free time, you can deal with them. You could go for a run before you start your program or during work breaks, you can find different activities inside the house that offer movement. On the other hand, a prolonged stay at home can also lead to a sedentary lifestyle.

In conclusion, both work environments have advantages, having in common the flexibility and freedom of their organization. So, reflect on your work style and then choose the right environment for you.

Do you prefer the home office, where the fact that you are alone gives you more concentration? Or do you prefer to interact with people you can resonate with? Maybe you think that you can’t be distracted at home, or on the contrary, certain temptations can appear here. You may also feel that it is useless to go to an office when you have everything you need at home. On the other hand, you can be captured by all the facilities and benefits that social activities bring to your development.

If you have already made a decision, and you think that the coworking space is the best option for you, how about working inside the fortress in Oradea? 

Book a demo day in our coworking space and see if it meets your needs and expectations.

 

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