Why Flexible Shared Workspace is a Key to Freelancer Success

It’s not a secret that Shared Workspace is a big thing. Part of the reason for its continued growth is that the demographic of workers continues to change. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that currently about one out of three workers is a ‘freelancer–’ this means 53 million Americans are now earning income from work that’s not a traditional 9-to-5.

Sara Horowitz, the Executive Director of Freelancers Union, explains that this surge in freelancers is the ‘Industrial Revolution of our time” and policies need to adapt quickly to meet the needs of the growing numbers of citizens who define themselves as freelancers.

A Key to Freelancer Success

One of the ways that freelancers can improve their success is with coworking. Shared workspaces of various sizes and capacities offer what a traditional office cannot for freelance workers: a physical place to work, but also the connection to a community that is often missing from the freelance life or ‘gig economy.’

Not having coworkers in the same zip code can get a bit lonely, so coworking has been a great way to be connected to a community– and a great way to embed yourself into a new community. Like other shared workspaces, Office Evolution Columbus offers fast wi-fi, free range standing and sitting desk options, private offices, meeting rooms, free coffee and organic tea, along with snacks from KIND bars.

Why Coworking is So Good for Workers

The Harvard Business Review writes in a 2015 article that coworking offers workers so many ways to thrive. One of the reasons is that people feel they are part of a social movement: they are often more engaged in their work, and without office politics to deal with, are able to use that passion for their actual work output. Secondly, coworking offers flexibility that regular offices don’t often have, whether that means more freedom for a mid-day yoga class or making up hours on your own schedule, a coworking space can help create loose boundaries that keep workers more productive.

Forbes reports on a study by Deskmag showing these results in numbers: the report showed that when coworking, 71% of people surveyed were more creative, 62% reported improved work, and 90% said they felt more confident when coworking. It’s hard to argue with data like that.

Having a space to work that is not your kitchen engenders a much more productive, focused self. Not only do you feel compelled to dress appropriately and communicate with other humans throughout the day (which doesn’t often happen if you work from home), you feel infinitely more productive when you are there, and feel much better at the end of the day.

Office Evolution Columbus

At Office Evolution Columbus, we understand the unique challenges of being a solopreneur, and we have designed our services with the modern day, flexible, entrepreneur in mind. Our Virtual Office or Entry Level Services ranges from a private mailbox, to meeting space, to phone answering service providing the support you need in your entrepreneurial journey.

We also offer the ideal combination of a Coworking Community and Private Offices. We serve the Columbus metropolitan area with 3 locations, so when you start looking at office space near me or a conference room near me or a meeting space near me, we are close to Powell, Dublin, Hilliard, Grove City, Worthington, New Albany, Westerville, Bexley, Blacklick, Clintonville, Upper Arlington or Reynoldsburg, choosing Office Evolution Columbus in Dublin, Worthington or Easton Town Center will help your budget remain flexible, with more money to spend on the things that matter most to your business.

Contact us today to set up a tour at our Dublin, Worthington or Easton, Ohio locations.

Dublin – Dublin.oh@officeevolution.com (614) 495-9274

Easton – Easton.oh@officevolution.com (614) 944-519

Worthington – Worthington.oh@officeevolution.com (614) 985-3600

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