5 Things to Look Out for in Coworking Spaces
Co-working spaces are today’s modern offices, with vibrant aesthetics and open-room concepts that inspire creativity and productivity. Most spaces also provide resources (and coffee) to help you hustle through your day. The best part is you get to surround yourself with like-minded individuals and build your network at the same time.
So, the question is this.
“What co-working space should I choose?”
That’s what we’re here to help you discover.
- (Strong) Wi-Fi!
No Wi-Fi = no work done. Before heading over to a co-working space, ensure that they have strong Wi-Fi connection. Look out for customer reviews online or pop a quick inquiry on social media. They’ll be happy to help!
- Location, Location, Location!
Where you work affects your productivity. Imagine working somewhere remote, far away from client meetings, the post office and restaurants (mmm, we’re already thinking about lunch).
The good news? A majority of co-working spaces are normally found in strategic locations, making it the go-to work station among business owners, entrepreneurs and digital nomads. Yay!
- Ambience and Feel
Some people like co-working spaces that are full of energy and people, while others prefer the peace and quiet at low traffic spaces. The whole point about working in a co-working space is for you to be productive, so find out what works best for you. It’s your pick!
When choosing a co-working space, it’s important to do your survey beforehand to avoid disappointment upon arriving. Thankfully, most co-working spaces come with all the basic amenities such as free flow coffee/tea, comfortable working desks and sufficient amount of power outlets. Now, can we get an Amen?
- Work hard, play harder.
Work is important, but being able to take it easy and let loose is equally important as well. Many co-working spaces host social events and activities for their members and sometimes, even the public! So if you’re a social butterfly, look out for spaces with these events and get your networking game up. On the contrary, some spaces have other amenities to help de-stress such as gaming consoles, ping-pong tables or even a napping area!
So get out there, take your time and find a space that suits you! If you need help deciding where to work, try out OpenSpace—an app that links you up to nearby co-working spaces in Asia. What’s more, you can book your co-working space directly from the app! Looking for a workspace has never been this easy.