According to research, co-working spaces help employees who use them to be more productive. Results show that people working in co-working spaces tend to report levels of 6 on a 7 point scale. This performance is a point higher than those that do their jobs from regular offices.
This result got many people curious. To get answers, interviews were done to co-working founders and those that used co-working spaces.
One of the factors the interviews revealed is that people who use co-working spaces think of their work as meaningful. This is because a majority engages in freelance work, so they work on projects that they value and they cherish the benefit of bringing their whole selves to work.
The second factor is that they feel like they have more job control when they work from co-working spaces. The reason behind this is that most co-working spaces are accessible all day every day thus allow people to work according to their schedule. The freedom allows them to plan their life in a way that pleases them and is most comfortable to them.
Lastly, they feel like part of a community. The chance to work in a room full of people and connecting with them gives co-workers a sense of belonging as opposed to working at home.
Even though co-working spaces have mainly influenced the freelancing world, they have also had an effect on traditional companies. Their first impact is that they have provided alternative places for people in traditional companies to work in. Employees of traditional companies who prefer flexibility in their work time rely on them. They also act as great areas to hold meetings from. Companies are now taking lessons from co-working spaces and are trying to make their offices provide and environment similar to that provided by co-working spaces.
Workville New York shared office space is located a few meters from Times Square, Bryant Park on the 21st floor of Luxury Office Building 1412 Broadway. It strives to provide a flexible and friendly space. It does this by providing open desks and move-in ready offices. To reduce disruptions by meeting and calls, Workville has a lounge area, three outdoor terraces and a café from where people can hold meetings or pick calls. Its community is made up of talented people.