Gone are the days when coworking was only popular among start-ups and freelancers. Nowadays, anywhere between a third and half of all workers are flexible and mobile, making flex space an attractive alternative for numerous individuals.
Fast Company published an article by Lydia Dishman in April 2015 that looks at the benefits of the coworking phenomenon. Here’s a look by the numbers:
- 71% of those who joined a coworking space reported a boost in creativity.
- 62% said their standard of work had improved.
- 50% of all coworkers access their work space around the clock.
- Almost 90% of coworkers report an increase in self-confidence.
- 70% of coworkers feel healthier than they did working in a traditional office.
- 64% of coworkers are better able to complete tasks on time.
Forward-thinking companies are beginning to realize that workers have increasingly different expectations of what work is, and where and when it should happen. In fact, only 30% of workers prefer to work during normal business hours.
Small businesses that operate out of a coworking space enjoy the advantages of a medium-size business culture without having to deal with bureaucracy and other downsides.
The author notes that:
flexible workers have reported lower levels of work-related stress and higher levels of work satisfaction. The healthiest option for employers and employees is to continue to work together to redefine the parameters of work, and how it is conducted and rewarded.
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