The world around us is changing and evolving at a drastic pace. New innovations and trends are established which are enhancing the entire landscape of the corporate sector. People now believe in the aspect of creative thinking when it comes to fulfilling their corporate responsibilities.
The old-school and traditional process of working within the confines of office space is now finally being overtaken by the new and more dynamic approaches of Work From Home, Operating from Coworking Space, and Working from Remote Locations by being a digital nomad.
A digital nomad can work from wherever they want and are comfortable. This can be a café or a co-working space, at home, at the beach, or wherever they feel most productive at the time of their choice. Unless the job has specific times in which it should be done, time and place of work can be decided by them as per their convenience.
And Coworking spaces are one of the most preferred options as they provide them with all the resources, amenities, and all freedom they may need to work as a digital nomad. Some of the top-notch amenities and facilities provided by various co-working spaces are high-speed internet/ WIFI, tea/ coffee, and other snacks and beverages, flexible timings with access control, meeting rooms/ conference rooms, printing/ scanning/ photocopying facilities, wellness rooms, and much more.
Selecting the proper coworking space is not an easy task you have to consider a lot of things when it comes down to selecting which space will meet your requirements, you have to consider many factors such as surroundings, transportation, the interior of the space, and much more!
Working as a digital nomad in a coworking space has its perks and advantages.
1. Grow your network
You get to grow your network and meet other inspiring professionals at coworking spaces. Co-working spaces are not only occupied by people working in one company or organization. But also, people from all sorts of organizations, cultures, jobs, and professions come here to work in a professional workplace that may or may not be their original workplace.
Digital nomads would get the opportunity to meet people who do all kinds of jobs and are from different backgrounds and cultures, so this becomes a great place to connect and socialize with different people.
Just like there is a plethora of fish in the sea, there is a plethora of talent and inspiration surrounded by you.
2. Some coworking spaces are open 24/7
Digital nomads prefer working at their choices of place and time which is why co-working spaces are the perfect places for them to work. Some coworking spaces are open 24/7 and they can choose to work at their choice of time and whenever they feel most productive.
Also, because many are open 24/7, they may work till late at night or even overnight or come early in the morning without having to worry about timings. Many people prefer working during the night instead of during the day and many people like working during the day instead of the night.
This feature is very helpful because then coworking members would feel no pressure of working hours limit.
3. Coworking spaces are making it possible to work remotely and travel
Coworking spaces are making it possible to work remotely and travel. Many people love traveling and they also love their job. So why not do that together? Which also helps to boost business productivity.
There are so many coworking spaces, not only all over India but all over the world. There are millions of coworking spaces all across the globe. Digital nomads can do a little research about the place they want to travel to find a suitable coworking space in this way they can work as well as experience new things while making new memories. This way, work is also done and so is the job. It’s like letting free two birds with one stone.
Working in a coworking space would be far more efficient than working in different restaurants or cafes or even in hotel rooms.
4. Coworking spaces encourage entrepreneurship
Co-working spaces are commonly used by freelancers, sole traders, remote workers and start-ups, and groups of employees from the same company. Coworking space’s vibrant and professional environment leads to spark some inspiration and encourage people to also do something new and something of their own by engaging with the vast network of people over there.
Working around different people can ignite the will of trying to do something new and allow people to imagine and generate new ideas that may or may not be within their comfort zones.
5. Some coworking spaces offer multi-city memberships
Some coworking spaces offer multi-city memberships. These established and recognized co-working spaces have branches in different parts of the city or even in different cities or countries. This could be a great benefit for digital nomads because they like to travel so with research, they can find co-working spaces that have multiple locations and get a membership in that co-working space which could give them access to different branches.
Thus, it allows working professionals to save a considerable amount of time and resources simultaneously. People would also be sure that the amenities provided in each branch would most likely be the same because they are all under one name so they would have a uniform or similar work culture.
6. Combat loneliness for digital nomads
Sometimes always being alone or working alone can get lonely and one can start to miss their home, friends, and family. Co-working spaces allow digital nomads to combat loneliness because they can meet many different types of people with whom they can make friends.
They provide a social environment where people from different cultures and cities and workplaces can meet and make connections; this can be work-related or not.
This allows people to feel less social anxiety and loneliness because there are probably many people, just like them, who travel and work at the same time. They may share their experiences or even decide to travel together over a small meeting.
Seeing people do the same types of jobs and work as you, one would feel less lonely or solitude because digital nomads would continue to meet people and get to connect and interact with them naturally.
7. Coworking spaces give stability and routine to digital nomads
Coworking spaces give stability and routine to digital nomads. Traveling and constantly sitting at cafes or restaurants or in the hotel room may not give the same feeling of working as a co-working space would give.
Co-working spaces would give a sense of belonging and a sense of working in a professional and serious environment because there would be many people working there – all concentrated and working towards their own goals and objectives.
Digital nomads may find it difficult to create a working mood because of the constant traveling which may end up giving a holiday mood. That is why digital nomads prefer working in a co-working space to get a sense of seriousness and a feeling of working in an office.
8. Way more Affordable
Coworking spaces are way more affordable than having a traditional office because one wouldn’t have to pay for all the furniture and other capital expenditure. Digital nomads can save their money by paying for membership which would be more cost-effective and they could also travel and experience new places with the remaining money.
At a smaller price of the membership, they would be able to get all the facilities which would be available at a traditional office – sometimes there are more facilities provided in a co-working space than an office. Also, one wouldn’t have to pay for miscellaneous costs like electricity, internet, and other bills.
Co-working spaces are a great place for start-ups or small businesses as their objectives during the initial stages are usually surviving in the market so they could concentrate on growing their businesses instead of devoting time to creating a beautiful office.
9. Eliminate distractions from your workday
Operating within the confines of a traditional office has a lot of limitations. The sheer environment might seem to be mechanical at best where people fail to express their own creativity. All of these could contribute to a decrease in productivity and could cause laziness, piling up work, and adding stressful loads to your timeline. However, if you set up a deadline for yourself to complete a task, then you will ensure that you give it your all to complete it.
And that’s exactly what coworking spaces are meant for; to assist you to achieve your objectives, and to help you grow as an individual as well as a professional. Coworking spaces prove to be an ideal option for digital nomads as it brings in a sense of community. People having similar goals and aspirations can come together and connect with the help of coworking spaces. Individuals operate with complete freedom and do not have any fear of being judged for expressing their creative style of thinking. This is what sets coworking spaces apart.
Many digital nomads travel and work together and this is possible due to the vast availability of co-working spaces that provide them with a great ambiance and work culture to work in.
They choose to work here because of the various benefits they would receive while working there. Coworking spaces are more cost-effective as they wouldn’t have to pay for rest or other things, and at coworking spaces, they would get access to hot and cold beverages as well as snacks which they would have to pay for if they were working in a restaurant or café.
They also allow for flexibility in timings and place of work if they have branches in other cities. Digital nomads would also get the opportunity of meeting more people like themselves and get the chance to learn more about them and their journey and goals.
Co-working spaces are a complete package; they have it all.