Coffee shops are now abundant all across Cambodia but are you still scouting through the web to find the perfect one for you to work from? You might be searching for a place that’s quiet, has a good ambiance and with high-speed internet access or you might be searching for a place that’s specifically made for people who work. Here are 4 reasons why you should consider working from a coworking space instead of searching high and low.
Meeting new people
It’s safe to say that you’ll be meeting lots of strangers when you’re working in a coworking space, now it’s up to you to decide whether or not to use this as an opportunity to connect with like-minded people or use it as an excuse to avoid coworking at all cost. Coworking spaces traditionally are tasked to create social events for their members to engage in various activities that’ll boost their connection with each other to form future collaborations and relationships between professionals and companies.
Sense of community
Community-based of any form is popular nowadays, as we enter a new age of technology reliance, we verbally communicate less and text more, that’s when a community steps in and makes a part of your life better. Imagine a workplace where you don’t mind waking up and coming to work to, where you meet your peers that are digital nomads, professional high-achievers, freelancers, and entrepreneurs; be somewhere you belong and be with people who you could relate to. Hangout after work and form friendships outside of the coworking space, chances are that you’d make several good friends and stick to coworking for the long haul.
Many pieces of research suggest that coworking is more productive than working from home but it’s not all rocket science, it’s obvious that people behave differently when they’re out of their comfort zone - their room. Having your bed right next to you while working won’t make you more productive, in fact, it’ll only make you less productive and more willing to procrastinate. Being surrounded by professionals every day you come into work is a great source of motivation and more practical when it comes to getting your work done. Especially if you’re a freelance individual or a creative thinker who needs a bit of pressure and motivation from the people around to make sure you do your best to be productive and not get distracted.
Perks and amenities
When you come to work at a coworking space like Workspace 1, you’re also going to be at Factory Phnom Penh, now that includes some ridiculous perks including a basketball court, a gym, shower facilities, and a street where both sides are filled with businesses and restaurants that might just be up your alley; and we haven’t started on Workspace 1 yet. The coworking space itself offers free coffee, meeting rooms, a nap room to turn your unproductive days around, an open kitchen with a microwave, a fridge for your leftovers, and many more. There are various community activities throughout each month, such as Breakfast Club where breakfast is served by a volunteered member to showcase your cooking skills. Twice a month are the masterclasses and workshops on various topics that can help you step up your professional career.
At the end of the day, people get their work done with their own approaches that would give them a sense of purpose and meaning. Having a work environment like a coworking space is an advantage, from the opening hours to the membership options, it’s a flexibility that you can choose to afford. Try working out at a coworking space next time to see how it fits you!