Aug 14, 2015
The Hindu Business Line (HBL) dated 14 August 2015 HBL has identified the unique offering at iKeva for office space…
The coworking spaces are well-designed to perfectly fit the requirements of different kinds of businesses. The communities in the coworking spaces are of different types and are really very dynamic for sure. The coworking space providers usually offer monthly plans of membership for the purpose of coworking.
Where do the freelancers find a fitment in the coworking communities?
All the major coworking space providers place a strong emphasis on the design and hospitability of the shared offices. Most of these locations have been incorporated with glass-walled private offices along large common or open areas, fully serviced cafes and meeting rooms.
There is a right balance of the privacy required by the members and also there is a sense of community that facilitates the team members to feel inspired. This builds the essence of a coworking space.
How do the freelancers use the coworking spaces effectively?
For several freelancers across the lengths and breaths of the country, it is crucial for them to have client interactions and have access to the meeting rooms and fixed-line phone to depict a credible image in front of their esteemed clients. Some of the experienced and seasoned freelancers are ardently looking for a perfectly productive and communal environment for efficient working. Whereas others prefer to work from their private glass cabins. There are several freelancers who plan for long-term occupancy of the coworking spaces. Thus, they sometimes tend to customize their workstations and add a flavor of their preference to make it a better place for them to work. At the end of the day, the trends reveal that the dynamic, creative, intelligent and innovative a lot of professionals love to operate from the coworking spaces and the way this is happening in India now is pretty cool and productive at the same time. So, coworking spaces are surely here to stay and create more buzz with passing time.
What surprises the freelancers when they start working on a coworking space?
The very much expected advantages or benefits of the coworking spaces are that they are completely comfortable and these spaces can be effectively used for getting several things done which are supplemented by few of the unexpected things too. Also for the freelancers who are either working solo or with very small teams get an opportunity to be a part of a larger community in a coworking space that provides them with the right opportunities for professional networking, being part of some very rich serendipitous interactions or participate in some major events that adds to the exposure for the freelancers.
Many of the freelancers end up being pleasantly surprised as they feel the coworking space to be nothing less than their own space. This is a common perception of many that the coworking spaces means the crowded rows of people sitting and struggling to concentrate on their work. But that is no longer a scenario in the present times as there are several premium coworking space providers which started providing the best-shared offices with the state-of-the-art infrastructure. Most of the shared offices have a separate area where the members can end up relaxing, focusing and interacting with others. All these amenities at affordable budgets were just a far-fetched dream till a few years back but now this is a reality and freelancers are leaving no stones unturned to make the best out of it.
What is the fate of the coworking spaces in the future?
There are several ways by which the corporate organizations and freelancers can take the right advantage of the coworking spaces in the near future.
So, the trends very obviously reveal that the industrious coworking spaces are capable of creating the most productive environments for the freelancers.
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