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3 Ways To Get the Most Out of Your Shared Coworking Space

The gig economy of entrepreneurs and side hustlers has thrived in recent years, boosting the need for hybrid offices and coworking memberships. These shared office spaces fit the bill for many consultants, freelancers, and remote workers. Knowing how to get the most out of your shared coworking space is essential to use your time and money effectively.

The Hillsboro, OR, area is full of creative entrepreneurs and remote employees who want to make a difference in the world. And many of them have found a home at Office Evolution at Tanasbourne. With several memberships available, ranging from a business address to a fully private space, Office Evolution supports you and your work. To see our beautiful (work) home away from home for yourself, call 971-297-1444 or book a tour

Get the Most Out of Your Shared Coworking Space

Get the most out of your shared coworking space by using conference rooms and other amenities. Image of a woman working at a whiteboard.

When it’s time to leave the kitchen table and the chaos of working from home, a coworking membership is often the next step. In most spaces, a coworking arrangement allows you to enjoy the following amenities:

  • Room to work without home distractions
  • Shared kitchen with coffee, tea, and other options
  • Access to a printer and scanner
  • Access to an optional business address to receive mail and packages
  • Discounted rates on conference rooms and hourly private offices
  • Private area for brief phone or video calls
  • Front desk receptionist to greet guests

Once you take the plunge and invest in a coworking membership, here are three tips to make the most of it.

1. Make at least a tentative schedule.

Your coworking space needs you in it for it to be useful. If you don’t have a time clock to punch, it can be simple to let other things get in the way of your dedicated work time. 

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To get the most out of your shared coworking space, pick specific days and hours to be in the office and work through your to-do list. Stick with that schedule as much as possible. This plan not only helps you take advantage of the membership you pay for, but it also helps you be more productive and protect your non-work time.

2. Pay attention to office events.

Most shared office spaces offer occasional or ongoing member events. These may include networking opportunities, lunch-and-learn training sessions, or even happy hours. Try to join when possible to expand your network and give yourself some social time during the workday. 

Remote work and entrepreneurship can be isolating at times. But community office events offer a much-needed change of pace. And you just may meet someone who could be a new client!

3. Remember to take breaks.

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Focus is a great thing. Until it isn’t. When you’re working in a coworking or shared space, it’s easy for the hours to fly by while you sit at your computer. After all, there’s no laundry to deal with or a dog to walk. Be sure to take breaks during the day to stretch your legs, go for a walk outside, or chat with other members while you grab a cup of coffee.

We’re Ready to Welcome You to Office Evolution!

As a local family-owned business, Office Evolution Hillsboro loves being part of this community of dreamers and innovators. We welcome you to join us in our beautiful space, where we get work done, make connections, learn, and grow. You can give us a call at 971-297-1444 for more information or book a time to visit our office.