We’ve often discussed the benefits of coworking in previous posts on The Outlet, but what about the drivers that make people commit to joining their local space? The straw(s) that broke the camel’s back, so-to-speak.
I spoke with some of WorkTable’s members to see what made them decide enough was enough with their current situation. Here are the so-called final four reasons that people sought to better their day-to-day.
Lack of Access to X, Y or Z While Working from Home
While working from home certainly has its upsides, it also has its limitations. Technology, meeting space, and basic human interaction are three of the things that you generally miss out on when you’re at home. Not to mention, it’s a lot easier to get distracted in the home office.
An Unbearable Commute
Nothing is more detrimental to someone’s work-life balance than a lengthy, unreasonable commute. This is one of the main reasons why people decide to join their local coworking space. Everyone has a personal life and things that are important to them outside of the office, so when a commute gets in the way of those things it can drive people to seek an alternative.
The Need for More Space
Coworking spaces are attractive to small businesses and start-ups for this exact reason. Though they may start out in a home or garage, when it comes time to scale that simply isn’t a feasible solution anymore. Coworking offers affordable, professional and collaborative workspace in convenient locations.
Selling to a Particular City/Region
The last of the final four reasons I heard was primarily from sales people. Their company had assigned them to focus on selling their product or services in our region (MetroWest Massachusetts), and they needed a place to call their headquarters. Working out of their company’s main office allowed them to schedule appointments, demos and meetings over the phone or via email. However, when it came to in-person meetings, they utilized our coworking space to either host or travel from.
These are just a few of the reasons why people elect to take advantage of their local coworking space. What else would you add to the list? Comment below or tweet us @CoworkTable.