So check this out. The people at Wix and Officevibe created this infographic for a webinar they held for various coworking spaces throughout the country. We thought you all would be interested in them, considering they talk about how AWESOME coworking is. No, seriously, the numbers can't lie. Why don't you scroll down and take a look for yourself? We'll talk about these stats on the other side!
Growing Number Of Freelancers
This is a number that we can’t ignore. More people are choosing a more flexible lifestyle, and we have to be aware of this.
Coworking spaces will become even more popular, and companies with remote employees can take advantage of this. If you have an employee that wants to work from home, setting them up in a coworking space can be a better arrangement!
Coworking Makes You Feel Healthier
This probably has something to do with the stress that comes from a traditional office setting. Maybe it’s because coworking spaces have more initiatives to promote wellness, but according to a survey people reported feeling healthier when working in a coworking space.
When you’re healthy, you’re naturally going to be more productive, so it’s a win-win.
Coworkers Complete Tasks Better
This is an amazing statistic, and speaks volumes about the power of coworking spaces.
If people are more productive when they’re in coworking spaces, then companies should take advantage of this. Any temp or freelancer that a company hires should set them up in a coworking space instead of letting them work from a coffee shop. It may also be beneficial to send teams or committees to a coworking space!
Coworkers Can Focus Better
This is likely because of the energy that a coworking space has. Both in the more "laid back" atmosphere, and being surrounded by other workers.
Everyone is there to work, and is there for a serious purpose, whereas in a coffee shop there can be many more distractions. Another great reason to use a coworking space is simply for the vibe in the room. It’s like working out at home or going to a gym, you’ll always push yourself harder at the gym because of the other people around.
People Are Satisfied With Their Coworking Space
This is a great statistic! It shows that coworking spaces are doing a great job of creating that sense of community within everyone that works there.
There are also usually lots of networking events and community-building initiatives, which makes it that much more satisfying.
Coworking Leads To Better Interactions
In coworking spaces, people who might have never met each other are constantly interacting with one another.
This leads to feeling happier and makes it easier to connect and start conversations with other people outside of the coworking space.
Coworking Makes You More Relaxed
Work-life balance is an important topic for most freelancers. The amount of stress that the typical worker brings home does so much damage to their children/spouse. Anything to help achieve a better work-life balance is important, and coworking spaces give the flexibility and freedom that entrepreneurs need.
Lots Of Coworkers Are Younger
Mostly younger workers are in coworking spaces, but that doesn’t mean it’s only meant for younger workers.
Everyone, no matter how old you are, wants to be more productive, be healthier, and have a better work-life balance.
Coworking Makes You More Confident
This is most likely a placebo effect from the atmosphere in coworking spaces, but everyone that’s there is there to work hard, so it gives you a sense of drive that lets you work harder.
Plus, with the access to resources and events you get a sense that there is a support network, which gives you more confidence.
You Make More Money Coworking
This is an interesting one, and our theory on this is that an entrepreneur or freelancer that uses a coworking space instead of something like a coffee shop will end up working harder, and is just taking the process more seriously.
Something for all independent workers to keep in mind.
Freelancers Like To Work On Their Own Schedule
This goes beyond just coworking; people need the autonomy and flexibility to work whenever they feel the most productive.