Why Every Remote Worker Needs a Coworking Membership

Why Every Remote Worker Needs a Coworking Membership

Working from home is out, working from a hot desk is in! Say goodbye to the lonely home office life, and surround yourself with like-minded individuals in a professional environment where you can boost motivation and productivity.

Not convinced? Don’t just take our word for it! We’ve compiled a list of all the data and reasons as to why you need to swap out the spare room for shared working.

 

It’s a Networking Heaven

Meet other professionals from different industries and expand your professional network. There are so many people you can connect with. Studies show the primary occupants of coworking spaces are small to medium enterprises, with startups making up 27.12%, and freelancers 16.61%.  According to Desk Mag, Coworking members interact with between 1-4 other members per day, meaning you could be constantly expanding your professional network without even trying!

The Sense of Community

Working from home can be isolating and lonely, but with a coworking membership, you’ll be part of a community in no time. Mental health is such an integral part of productivity. Almost half of working professionals attribute poor mental health to their jobs, with 17.8% stating that working alone is a key factor. The Harvard Business Review reported that 83% of individuals working from coworking spaces feel less isolated, with 86% of users reporting that they feel a part of a community.

The Professional Environment 

A dedicated coworking space offers a professional environment that can help separate work and home life, leading to a better work-life balance. The Global Coworking Unconference Conference conducted a survey which found 84% of coworkers say working in a coworking hub makes them more motivated, 69% reported to have acquired news skills, and 68% have improved their existing skill set.

Amenities, Amenities, Amenities!

Many coworking spaces offer amenities such as meeting rooms, printing facilities, and even free coffee and snacks. These perks can save you time and money. The Economic Times reported that a company can save as much as 30% on the operational cost alone by working from a coworking space with the shared business expenses.

They’re Cost Effective

Leasing a private office can be costly, but with a coworking membership, you get all the perks at a fraction of the cost. For employers it is also becoming increasingly hard to ignore the financial perks of allowing employee to work remotely. One-third of COOs in the near future are planning to reduce office space as current leases expire. 

The Flexibility

Many coworking spaces offer flexible membership options, including daily or weekly passes, so you can choose a plan that fits your schedule and budget. Flexibility is a key sales point for many members, with 52% of individuals preferring 24/7 access to their coworking space. Research also reveals that 93% would choose to work for a company that offered remote working over one that didn’t. 

OH&S Reducing the risk of workplace injuries!

Your work from home setup is likely to be a compromise when it comes to OH&S – furniture, lighting, and temperature, can all be issues that are not ideal for work. Repetitive strain injuries are becoming long term problems as work from home continues. A survey conducted in 2022 by the Australian Chiropractors Association (ACA), provided just one example of this with 78% of chiropractors reporting new spinal injuries being the direct result of poor working from home conditions. What was ok for a month or so during lockdown isn’t ok for a long term setup.

A coworking membership is a game-changer for remote workers. It’s like having your own personal office, minus the lonely, and costly parts. So, send this to your boss and let them know it’s time to invest in a coworking membership today!