Choosing a coworking space can be a daunting task. Each company varies in its size, amenities, cost and aesthetic, so it can be tricky to narrow down the list of essentials for you or your team. Above all, it’s important that you or your team take time to find the place that fits you best. That’s why we compiled this list of the top-3 things to look for when you’re choosing a coworking space. So, read on to pick up a few helpful things to look for as you continue your search!
#1 – Atmosphere
Aside from the necessities, one of the biggest determinants of productivity and job satisfaction is work culture. And that doesn’t just change because you’re working in a shared office space. Finding a space that fits your energy is key. Yes, you’re here to work, but if that’s all you want you’re better off staying at home. Chances are you’re also here to make new connections and get a mental boost from your surroundings, so the friendliness of staff and coworkers is definitely something to consider on your search.
#2 – Ample Workspace
As we mentioned in our blog post on how to stay productive [include link!], changing up your environment throughout the day is a great way to gain a new perspective and keep yourself from getting bored. Find a space that has plenty of variation in workspace and common areas so you can change your work mode throughout the day and keep things interesting.
#3 – Diversity
Do you want to be surrounded by 24-year-old programmer dudes? Probably not. Even if you are a 24-year-old programmer dude. You probably want to cowork so you can meet a variety of people in a variety of fields with different viewpoints and experiences to learn from. Sitting near people who come from a variety of fields can help you grow your network and your career much faster than sitting by a bunch of people just like you.
Wherever you end up coworking, make sure you find a place with plenty of diversity.
Do you have any tips for finding the best coworking option? Leave them in the comments below, we’d love to hear them!