Co working spaces are great for remote employees
A shared office is a space where people from different businesses can come together and work in the same environment. A shared office may look similar to a traditional office, with cubicles and private office space and conference rooms, or it may look extremely different. Many shared offices focus on bringing community and productivity together at a perfect intersection, and each space is a little different in how they approach that goal. Many of the spaces in a co working space will have a more open floor plan that encourages cross communication between the people that are working there.
Co working spaces are beginning to pop up all over the place, especially in urban environments. They are already well known for their ability to give a professional work environment and many of the perks that a normal office would have to people that are running their own businesses and do not have the overhead to lease out a whole office on their own. However, there is another type of worker that is starting to show up in co working spaces in higher frequency: the remote worker. A person that works remotely is considered an employee of a corporation or business that is not their own. They are under the umbrella of a larter business, but for whatever reason they are not commuting into that company’s office on a daily basis. Instead, they are using space in a co working office to get their work done. An employee may choose to do this for a variety of reasons. One of the most common is that the office of their company is located too far away for them to commute into work everyday. For example, an IT working in California may be employed at a company in New York and will choose to work out of a co working space instead of relocating to New York for their job.
They may opt into a shared office space instead of working out of their home or a local coffee shop for a variety of reasons. If that person is required to log in and access secure systems from that company, then they will want to be sure that they are in a secure environment with a reliable and secure internet connection. They also may want to have a reliable way of presenting their hours that they have spent working to an employer and presenting them logs of time spent in a co working space is an easy way to do it. Co working spaces also give a remote worker access to many of the benefits they would get if they were physically present in the actual office. They have a desk area, access to conference rooms, secure mailing services including package reception and storage, and the company of other employed workers. This setting can increase their job satisfaction and improve their productivity. Many businesses will even compensate employees for the costs related to renting out a work area in a co working space, because they see the benefits it provides.