By now you’ve probably seen or heard about all the glitz and glamor of coworking. From networking opportunities to fun events and a sense of community, these are all things that many spaces offer to their members. But what about the bare essentials? After all, we are here to get work done, right?
Here are the 5 basic amenities you should expect from your coworking space to ensure productivity.
High Speed, Secure Wi-Fi
Probably the most important feature of a coworking space is its connectivity. Many people are working remotely and need to be able to communicate with their coworkers in other offices, tap into their system drives, etc. Your membership fee will cover unlimited, secure internet usage.
Printing & Copying
While most business is conducted electronically nowadays, there are still times where hard copies are needed. Your coworking space should have digital printers that you can connect to and make copies from. Many also have scanning/faxing capabilities available for those who need it.
Coffee, Water & Light Refreshments
Like any office, you should expect to have access to complimentary coffee, water and light refreshments. Again, we’re talking about the bare essentials, folks. Lots of coworking spaces offer additional benefits like breakfast, snacks and even beer for those happy hour events.
Private, “Quiet” Areas
Yes, open workspaces are on trend, but sometimes you need some privacy to jump on a conference call, hold a meeting or simply improve your focus. Coworking spaces will have a balance of workstations including these areas.
One of the best features of coworking is its flexibility. There isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution for everyone, so these spaces are able to adapt their offerings to your schedule and budget. Inquire about the pricing plans at your local space and negotiate if need be. I’m sure they would be happy to have you!
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