- 20th September, 2018
The power of the coworking community
1 blog post
Has coworking become more normal today than the ‘regular’ workplace? With over 11,000 coworking spaces popping up across the world and reports of 1.18 million people working in this way last year, it seems it could be on its way.
At their core, coworking spaces in Manchester like Workplace seek to create strong communities and foster professional relationships, adding value to everyone that works there. What’s more, the dynamic energy and unique work culture found in these spaces help reduce the sense of isolation that more mature entrepreneurs experience when launching and growing a business.
Most coworking professionals relish in this power of collaboration, cooperation, mutual support and social connection. But do others know what they are missing?
Here’s 5 reasons the cowoking community is a powerful force:
1. It nurtures personal interactions
Coworking communities thrive when members make the effort to get to know each other in their workplace. The frequency and value of these interactions between members of the community is also crucial.
Most shared workspaces offer regular events, both social and work-related, to foster these interactions. It brings coworking people together, not only for work purposes, but for shared interests and developing long term, meaningful personal relationships too.
2. There’s a shared identity
In a shared workspace, members share a common identity—that of entrepreneur, small business or start-up. Many of these members, whilst working towards different business goals, have similar purposes which develop a powerful sense of community.
This sense of purpose and common identity allows coworking members to form strong alliances and support networks. They help each other through shared knowledge, collaboration and also offering services to help each others’ businesses grow.
3. It boosts smaller, independent communities
Coworking spaces give more power to smaller business, providing them with a voice and a platform to grow.
Within coworking communities, discussions held by influencers are rarely about billion dollar investments. More frequently, they are about personal success stories and the social impact of the people and small businesses they care deeply about.
4. Coworking increases productivity
64% of coworking members report that they are able to complete tasks more effectively and efficiently in a coworking space.
Surrounding themselves by like minded coworking community members enable members to focus better, helping to increase motivation and aid productivity flow. With the ability to work on projects and tasks at their own pace, those working in coworking spaces can divide their time between projects, work and social activities more effectively.
5. A community combats personal loneliness
Unfortunately, starting a new business or personal venture can be as lonely a job as it is rewarding.
Coworking communities gives new entrepreneurs the opportunity to meet new people, and be individual without feeling isolated. Even better, members can be themselves without the need to build a work persona, they can simply be themselves. The coworking community allows members to get involved in social activities when they want to, but also gives them the option to work privately when needed, without pressure to be ‘always on’.
Find out how Workplace in Manchester is the perfect base to join and nurture your fellow coworking community. It’s a shared space for collaboration, building businesses and sharing stories.
Workplace is a 5 star coworking and serviced office company in Manchester and is perfectly positioned on Oxford Street, close to Oxford Road Station and only 10 minutes walk from Piccadilly Station. It has easy access with the tram system in Manchester being only a few steps from Albert Square. Full Google Directions and Location
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