With more people working remotely than ever before, there is a lot of discussion around which is better: coworking vs. working from home. Today we'll dive into why coworking is often the better option - even if you're homebody!
Working from home is pretty great. At first, it feels like freedom and flexibility and comfort.
✔️ You get to in your pajamas!
✔️ You can work form bed, or the couch, or the kitchen table!
✔️ You don't have to see that awkward coworker who always stops by and lingers too long!
BUT working from home *alone* all the time quickly loses its shine.
When you work remotely you don't just gain the freedom to work in pajamas, you also lose the connection and sense of community that helps you feel energized and stay positive on a daily basis. And that isolation is proven to lead to loneliness and lowered levels of motivation.
Not to mention the dog, the kids, the laundry, and the latest binge-worthy Netflix show all demanding your attention at home. Ugh. The memes don't lie.
There are several reasons why a coworking space is often a better option than working from home, including:
Community and Networking
Coworking spaces offer a community of like-minded professionals who can offer support, advice, and networking opportunities. This can help combat the isolation and loneliness that you experience when working from home alone. And bonus - these people are ones you actually WANT to chat with by the water cooler!
You'll find a structured and professional work environment that can help improve productivity and focus. This is particularly helpful when you find yourself opting to deep clean the fridge and learn how to bake homemade bread instead of getting that work project done!
Working from home isn't the only flexible option for work these days.Coworking spaces are a flexible solution that can adapt to your changing needs. They offer a variety of workspace options, such as private meeting rooms, dedicated desks, and open seating, as well as multiple membership levels so you can go just a few times a month or make the place your full-time office. Because everybody needs something a little different and we all like options!
Access to Resources
You can access a full range of professional resources and save money while doing it. No need to up your home internet service to business grade or buy a printer and scanner to create an at-home business center. Coworking spaces include these amenities and more in their membership plans.
Overall, in the debate between coworking vs. working from home, coworking spaces offer a range of benefits that make them the better option. They provide a collaborative and productive work environment, access to resources, and a professional network, while still offering flexibility and autonomy. Located in the North Country, NY? Come work with us at Lake City Coworking - we're in the heart of downtown Plattsburgh and offer all the beenfits of coworking we've covered above. Learn more about our Day Passes and Memberships.