After a whole long period of being almost forced to work from within the walls of our homes, many people let go a sigh of relief the moment offices started opening up again. Many people flocked back to their office desks in desperate need of real-life, human interaction instead of asking their work-pal to unmute themselves, or waiting for their colleague’s connection to unfreeze so the meeting could continue.
However, some were not as “lucky”. Several companies and small start-ups had to forfeit their lease due to lack of income, while others decided to shift their offices completely online because it served them better. Employees or even leaders of such companies, together with digital nomads, self-employed, fresh new start-ups and young and upcoming entrepreneurs have been left with a craving for a dynamic space to work from where they can meet new people and expand their networks. This is where coworking spaces come in.
Especially with Christmas around the corner, isolation can be felt much stronger than in other periods of the year, particularly when people live on their own. Opting to get yourself a spot at a coworking space near you will not only turn your home into a safer and calmer space, but it will also reduce this heavy feeling of isolation and loneliness during such a festive period.
What are three benefits of coworking offices?
- Networking and meeting new people – Life at a coworking space is a dynamic one. When you rent a coworking space near you, you open yourself up to the opportunity to meet new people that are external to your business, and discuss and grow with them.
- Serves as a space for better work-life balance management – While working from home can seem to be a benefit, working in the same space you live might lead you to easily get distracted by work when you’re meant to be off the clock and by house chores, for instance, when you’re meant to be working. A coworking space offers you a nice distinction between your home and your work space.
- It saves you costs of renting and managing your own office – renting and managing an office can be a financial burden to many young businesses who are still trying to find their feet. Apart from paying rent, utility bills, printing supplies, internet and telephone bills, one might end up not having enough time to even manage the office properly and would need to hire extra help even though cash is tight. A coworking space offers all the perks of an office space, without needing to worry about anything else other than bringing your laptop and front door key.
So, instead of spending the Christmas period all alone at home, consider getting yourself a hot desk at a coworking space and keep the human contact alive in this manner. You can find a coworking space near you from coworker.com.
Given that you’re here and seemingly interested in the concept of coworking, we want to start you off in your search for the ideal space, by telling you a bit about our coworking space located in Gżira, a stone’s throw away from Sliema and St Julian’s. Over at Glashaus we offer a modern work space in a small office setting to provide our clients with the opportunity to network while avoiding distractions that may come along with larger spaces hosting larger numbers of people. We offer a relaxed atmosphere, free coffee, tea & water, internet, awesome people, and stunning sea views of Valletta and the yacht harbour. When joining our Glashaus family, you can choose from a range of super flexible short- and long-term leases. Whether you just need a virtual office community, a hot desk, or even your own private office – we have the right solution for you.
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