WHAT IS COWORKING?

Coworking is new, so it’s ok to ask the question – what is coworking?

What is coworking?

Coworking is a community-based approach to work and business. It is a place, a space and a community. A coworking space is a place where people come together to work on their own businesses and to enjoy the social interaction and support of like-minded people.

What are the benefits of coworking?

People cowork for different reasons and value coworking because they derive a range of different benefits.

Social – many people cowork to enjoy social interaction with others to minimise isolation and liven up their day with spontaneous conversation and connection

Economic – others cowork to save money by avoiding long-term commercial leases, and overheads for outgoings, electricity, water and rates – coworking provides economic certainty to their business and subscription-based membership plans are flexible and cancelled easily if circumstances change

Work-life balance – some people cowork to create separation between their work life and homelife to help maintain a healthy lifestyle and a disciplined approach to managing their growing or demanding business

Commercial – others cowork to take advantage of the business environment to form and nurture connections for their business without the awkwardness that many feel at formal networking functions – this helps their business grow in an organic way

Convenience – some people cowork to avoid travel and many large businesses pay for their employees to work remotely from coworking spaces – this ensures their employees have a suitable working environment and the remote worker spends less time and energy commuting

Who coworks?

Lots of people cowork and this is why coworking spaces have vibrant and diverse communities. You’ll find small business owners, entrepreneurs, freelancers, remote workers and even small teams. Many coworking spaces are expanding to accommodate larger teams and fast-growing startups. INDY MTNS also offers memberships to use the space for meetings and workshops without coworking so you’ll also find local business networks and a range of commercial enterprises frequenting our space.

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