As we continue living with Covid-19 and many business’ physical locations remain closed to their employees, remote working has become the new norm. While the idea of “working from home” may have started off as a welcome respite from long commutes, pick-ups, drop-offs, and the weekly 9-5 grind, it has become increasingly clear over the past few months that actually getting work done while working from home is a struggle. In fact, recent studies show that a majority of now-remote employees are spending more hours working from home than when they were going into the office to work.
Enter: your local coworking space. Lacking the spouse, children, laundry, mess, and other distractions that often get in the way of working at home, your local coworking space is a place where you can’t help but get work done. With coffee on hand, reliable internet, and a quiet, productive workspace, coworking spaces can offer a sanctuary for virtual workers who face challenges working from home.
Many of our members have been working remotely from MyWorkspot for years, with their employers paying for their monthly memberships. How does one go about convincing his or her boss to pay for a coworking space? Here are some pointers:
No distractions = Get more done in less time
As alluded above, working out of a coworking space is more than just shared office space; it provides a break from your daily routine and an opportunity to work out of the house, both of which can be key to maintaining your sanity and increasing your productivity. IThis is all the more true for those who are on frequent virtual meetings or Zoom calls; the quiet background and lack of interruptions in a coworking space makes a huge difference in both the quality of your call and your ability to focus.
Coworking spaces also provide an invaluable diversity of experiences and perspectives from other members. Water cooler conversations that are now nonexistent when we work from home can once again occur (socially distanced, of course), thereby promoting your innovation, creativity and morale. MyWorkspot also offers a range of events all of which are included in your membership.
Ability to have in-person meetings in a professional environment
Even in this new virtual environment, in-person meetings are sometimes necessary to get the job done and can be the “special sauce” needed to close a deal. If you need to meet with team members or clients face-to-face, coworking spaces provide the professional meeting environment that simply does not exist at home. At MyWorkspot we regularly clean all high touch point areas and continue to adhere to social distancing guidelines to ensure you can confidently and safely conduct in-person meetings
Increased corporate presence
Another key talking point if your coworking space provides mail handling services is that the shared workspace can be used to expand your company’s presence in your location. MyWorkspot offers a choice of business and registered address services allowing you business to have a physical presence in a professional environment..
Potential cost savings
Finally, don’t forget that a coworking membership can actually be a cost saving for your employer. Not only can a shared office space increase your motivation and productivity (which is priceless), but it also negates the need for additional employer-covered costs associated with working from home. Some examples include reliable, high-speed internet, and desks and other office furniture. Of course if your company is transitioning out of a physical office space to an all-remote setup, the savings in investing in employee coworking plans versus a commercial real estate lease and associated costs is monumental.
If you are interested in having your employer pay for your coworking membership and need additional resources or support from MyWorkspot, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org