The number of remote employees is on the rise, and it’s predicted that by 2020 about 40% of the workforce will be working remotely. The trend has been attributed to a desire for more flexibility in work hours, better work-life balance, or simply because they are not offered office space at their company. As more companies move toward a distributed workforce model, remote workers are going to need some sort of co-working space where they can meet up with colleagues face-to-face from time to time. Here are some reasons why your remote employees need a coworking space:
1) Coworking spaces provide a fresh, new environment for those looking to work outside of the traditional office setting.
They allow companies and individuals to set their own hours or find an alternate space that suits them best without disrupting others with more restrictive working schedules.
Working from home can be difficult when you have friends who are constantly stopping by unannounced, coworkers who come in early before your ears start burning bright red at 7am like it's no big deal (even though you're still negotiating sleep deprivation), and family members dropping off kids even if they weren't invited because "we just assumed since there was going to be so much time" but now we won't get anything done today". The idea is simple: You should never underestimate how distracting other people are.
2) Coworking spaces provide a better work-life balance for employees.
For instance, if you work at home and are solely responsible for motivating yourself as well as organizing your day to be the best it can be without any additional help or support from coworkers around you, chances are that there will always come points in time when distractions arise which prevent you from completing tasks on time or even finishing them altogether. And of course we all know what happens next - lack of motivation! On the other hand, coworking environments offer an excellent solution by providing supportive communities where people encourage each other's projects while also helping out with their own whenever they need some assistance during busy periods. Coworkers who have been working together long enough develop strong relationships amongst one another which is why they are more willing to help one another out and keep each other motivated.
3) Coworking spaces offer a space to work without distractions, which increases productivity.
With regular working hours being 9-5 every day of the week and some days becoming 12+ hour shifts due to deadlines there are few places where you can stop for an extended period of time uninterrupted. Coworking provides this opportunity along with open doors 24/7 so that employees do not need to feel like they must take their downtime during these times or stay in at home all day because it is too hard finding access elsewhere but also still have the ability come into contact with other coworkers who share similar interests as well as be able to network on any given topic across different industries!
And while the idea of professional relationships being social is still a relatively new concept, coworking spaces offer an excellent way for employees to not only work together but also spend time with like-minded individuals in order break up their day from monotonous tasks.
In short, the benefits of working in a coworking space outweigh those for sitting at home on your own computer. There are many reasons why remote employees need to be able to work from a physical location outside their homes occasionally and it is up to you as an employer or manager to provide them with that option for more sustainability and success.
Are You Ready to Find Your New Coworking Space for Your Remote Employees?
Victory Workspace has been serving professionals in the Walnut Creek, California area for over ten years, and even after the Covid 19 Shelter in Place is over we will be here for you. We offer a large variety of coworking spaces, short-term office rentals, meeting rooms and a welcoming event space with plenty of free parking for you or your guests. All that while providing our clients with daily opportunities to network with other business-minded professionals just like you! To learn more, set up your free tour or inquire about which one of our services might be right for you, reach out to one of our amazing Community Guides at Victory Workspace for more information.