Out of the myriad ways the internet has changed the business world, one of the most advantageous developments is the rise of telecommuting. Freelancers, entrepreneurs, and corporate workers whose positions don’t require a daily office presence have discovered the benefits of workplace flexibility. But success in such an arrangement isn’t guaranteed.
There are drawbacks to the freedom of working from wherever, including limited social interaction and added distractions. Thankfully, coworking spaces address most of those drawbacks, offering the benefits of a traditional workspace along with the flexibility and independence of the digital nomad lifestyle.
A place to focus
While working from home doesn’t have to mean literally working from your house, alternatives to a home office can often be just as distracting. Coffee shops are too loud, libraries are too quiet (good luck conducting a business call over the librarian’s shushing), and restaurants aren’t exactly thrilled about laptop-lugging customers hogging a table for hours. Coworking spaces offer a professional setting that allows you to focus on your work and get things done, instead of getting distracted by that pile of laundry or gossipy conversation at the café table nearby.
A hub for resources
Digital nomads can work anywhere with an internet connection, but many public spaces that have WiFi don’t offer much else in the way of professional resources. Coworking facilities offer an array of amenities including printing services, a professional mailing address, coffee and snacks, and reservable meeting and event rooms. Even the internet offered at coworking spaces is typically higher quality and speed compared to an average café, allowing you to be more productive with your time.
A way to establish boundaries
Remote workers for established companies tend to have set work hours, but entrepreneurs and freelancers often burn the midnight oil at their laptop, which can negatively affect their personal lives and mental health. In the absence of an office that actually closes, coworking spaces make it easy to establish clear boundaries between your work life and your personal life, helping you strike the right balance to succeed in both worlds.
An opportunity for socialization and networking
Humans are designed to thrive in social settings, so even if you don’t spend much time conversing with your fellow members at a coworking space, their presence and willingness to offer advice and share expertise when you need it is invaluable. Coworking spaces are also excellent venues for networking, especially if you require the services of someone outside your industry. If you’re in marketing, for example, the photographer or coder at the desk next to yours could provide valuable services that can help your business thrive.
A flexible space for San Diego-based digital nomads
If you love the flexibility of working remotely but your productivity is suffering from isolation, distractions, and lack of boundaries, a professional coworking space might be right for you. At Synergy CoWorks, our membership options include office space rentals in Escondido and collaborative workspaces that will surround you with other creative, self-motivated individuals. To schedule a tour of our facility in Escondido, fill out our contact form or call us at (760) 993-3285.