What Wikipedia can’t tell you about Coworking
Most practices have merits and demerits. The corporate culture that has prevailed for decades now has been very effective for innumerable businesses and people. But it has its challenges and demands. Work from home is not a new concept. It has been in place for a long time now, particularly after internet and email became widely available. Today there is a shift in working preferences wherein many professionals are taking a route that is being called digital nomad.
A digital nomad is essentially anyone who travels, works from anywhere he or she pleases and uses the internet along with all the facilities the virtual world offers. Digital nomads often opt for coworking. There are pros and cons of coworking, just as the positives and negatives of being a digital nomad. But the true experience can only be depicted by those who have been coworking for some time. Here is what Wikipedia cannot tell you about coworking.
- Coworking is not a rare practice. There are groups and associations of coworking facilities that have hundreds of members. Coworking networks are spread out all around the world, from the United States to Europe, covering cities and also tourist hotspots. Coworking is not about having to travel to downtown or the suburbs. Coworking is more widespread than you may imagine or may be led to believe.
- Coworking doesn’t have to be demanding or limiting with its resources. Coworking facilities are mostly state of the art. They have all amenities you may need and it is not just for the techies or coders. Realtors, attorneys, writers, architects, artists and professionals with diverse expertise are using coworking facilities.
- Coworking has evolved substantially over the years. There has been some tectonic shift in how coworking facilities cater to the needs of the professionals, including entrepreneurs working on startups. There are coworking facilities with daycare or child care services. Some coworking facilities offer a co-living experience as well. People can stay together, work together and live together, all the while sharing their resources, splitting the costs and helping one another to get better at their business or startup.
- Pooling in talent, collaborating and raising funds are some of the wondrous byproducts of coworking. The coworking community is largely passionate about their work and thus they are also interested in learning more. They are ambitious and curious, hence intrigued at interesting developments. It is a vibrant and satiating environment to be a part of.