The Benefits of Using a Co-Working Space
Thinking about utilizing a co-working space, but not sure if it's the right choice for you? Fret no more, as there is proven research that shows that co-working is beneficial to productivity and fulfillment in the workplace. Based on surveys by the Harvard Business Review, here are some reasons you should try out our affordable co-working space in Oxford!
People who were part of co-working spaces reported, on average, a 6 out of 7 when asked how much they were thriving.
We do Meaningful Work
People in co-working spaces reported that they found a strong sense of identity in their work - here's why:
Since there is such a diversity of enterprises that work from co-working spaces - everyone is working on unique projects and enterprises - people feel that they don't have to put on a "work-personality" when coming into work. They can be themselves!
Co-working spaces foster a culture of collaboration and teamwork, and people from different specializations often tend to help each other out when they're stuck. The feeling of community and helping each other out allows people in co-working spaces to offer their services to a more diverse clientele, and makes them feel good, too.
The co-working community has a mission. Co-working spaces in general have a mission of collaboration, community, learning and sustainability. We care about our clients, and we provide them with a framework for success!
We Have Job Control
Co-working spaces are flexible, and you can come and go as you please in most cases! Whether you want to work a full day or take it easy while still being productive, in a co-working space, it's up to you! It's not mandatory to "come in" to work; there are no drawbacks if you decide on certain days to just work from home if you have to look over the kids or a sick spouse!
Furthermore, co-working spaces provide optimal levels between autonomy and structure, with many co-workers reporting that co-working spaces provide them with an environment and structure to be productive, while inherently remaining autonomous.
We are a community!
All co-working spaces provide their clients with unique, personal services. At the Wheelhouse, we host breakfasts, lunches and other networking events to get you plugged in with the community here. With us, you can socialize and network while being productive, but most importantly, you don't have to! Whether you're a freelancer who would rather hunker down and get things done, or part of a team who wants make connections in the professional Oxfordshire community, at the Wheelhouse you have flexibility and choice.
Research based on: Garrett, Gretchen. Spreitzer, Peter. Bacevice, Lyndon. "Why People Thrive in Coworking Spaces."Harvard Business Review. N.p., 06 Aug. 2015. Web. 24 July 2017.