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Coworking Is Not About Workspace — It’s About Feeling Less Lonely

Harvard Business Review
Many people think that working remotely from home is the ideal work situation. But, research by Emergent Research shows that coworking is the ideal.

 

Coworking spaces are shared, member-based work spaces where remote corporate workers, startup employees, freelancers, and others “work alone together.” Members overcome loneliness by working, networking, learning, and socializing together. 

 

Key findings from Emergent's surveys of coworking space members show that:

  • 87% of respondents report that they meet other members for social reasons, with 54% saying they socialize with other members after work and/or on weekends
  • 79% said coworking has expanded their social networks
  • 83% report that they are less lonely since joining a coworking space
  • 89% report that they are happier since joining a coworking space

Additionally, professional ties are strongly enhanced by membership in a coworking space:

  • 82% of respondents reported that coworking has expanded their professional networks
  • 80% reported that they turn to other coworking members for help or guidance
  • 64% said their coworking networking was an important source of work and business referrals

What is your ideal work situation?

 

Explain whether or not you would want to work remotely.