5 Ways Coworking Spaces Help Boulder Professionals Thrive
At Office Evolution® Boulder, we get a lot of questions about shared workspaces or collaborative workspaces. One of the questions we find our future clients are most likely to ask is: how will a shared workspace impact my career? Some of the professionals who are considering space in our office, worry that renting a coworking space could hamper their career development and/or their company’s growth in Boulder’s business community.
In fact, we find the opposite effect is far more likely to occur: When professionals join the collaborative workspace at Office Evolution Boulder, their careers and businesses tend to thrive!
How a Coworking Space in Boulder Can Help Your Business and Career
Researchers have discovered that coworking professionals are happier and accomplish more than those who work in a traditional office setting or who primarily work in remote or home offices. The results are so stark that when the University of Michigan studied professionals who work in collaborative workspaces spaces versus a typical office environment, they found that they thrive at a level “so unheard of that we had to look at the data again.”
This positive data didn’t surprise the team at Office Evolution Boulder. We’ve had the chance to see careers flourish and businesses thrive thanks to our local coworking space.
Productivity. In a shared workspace environment, people get things done. Period. If you work from home, you’re surrounded by distractions that range from deliveries to the dog barking to that last load of laundry that never seems to get done. In a shared workspace environment, like Office Evolution Boulder, you can focus on what’s actually important, on the schedule that works best for you.
Community. Researchers at the Harvard Business Review found that coworking professionals feel a stronger sense of community than almost anyone. A sense of community creates a feeling of comfort and belonging that encourages focus, energy, and performance.
Networking. When you’re working in a traditional or corporate office setting, everyone has similar skills and similar connections and everyone’s competing for the same opportunities. When you’re working from home, it’s hard to make the connections you need to generate new opportunities. But when you’re in the collaborative workspace at Office Evolution Boulder, you’re constantly meeting new people and colliding with new opportunities.
New Frontiers. There’s something inherently exciting about being ahead of the curve. Professionals in a collaborative workspace feel like they’re leading a revolution around how people work (even if they’re humble enough to keep it mostly to themselves).
Innovation. Innovation is another big reason why careers thrive in shared workspaces. Work spaces, like Office Evolution Boulder, are driven by a diversity of skills, knowledge, and experience. These are spaces that create conversations you’d never have in a typical work environment — the kinds of conversations that give birth to fresh ideas, new perspectives, and out-of-the box solutions.
Ready to learn more about how to rent a coworking space at Office Evolution Boulder? Our shared workspace memberships are perfect for Boulder’s independent professionals. You’ll get 24/7 access to our shared workplace and discounts on meeting rooms and day office work space for rent. You’ll also enjoy key amenities, like free coffee and tea, high-speed Wi-Fi, staffed reception services, and access to on-site showers in case you want to bike to work.
Call our office in Boulder at 303-447-6862 to learn more about our coworking memberships and find out how you can get one free hour of shared workspace access.