Dec 20, 2017
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We all human beings crave to be a part of a community always in our lives. It is a human need to be someone greater than just an individual and experience a sense of belonging as part of a community. The ultimate success of social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter are prime examples of our inherent desire to connect. This is not just a trend in a particular country but across the globe. Witnessing the norms from the past, the individuals have always sought to find like-minded communities even outside their work-life. These particular associations have been majorly found in book clubs, church groups, political groups, yoga studio, volunteering opportunity, sports team, and several other forms.
Understanding the right value of community and the desire for being a part of the same is not a new concept at all. However, unlike never before, the opportunity of being a part of the community within a workspace may have several benefits and this is being realized more and more in the recent years with the introduction and tremendous trending of the coworking spaces and plug & play offices.
The growing popularity when combined with the eventual proven success of several entrepreneurs who have moved to plug & play offices prove that the choice is indeed efficient and impactful for the millions of the startup entrepreneurs and small business founders across the globe. The communities within such workspaces are the most beneficial for the members.
Here is a list of game-changers when a specific plug & play office encourages community engagement amongst the members.
A workspace, which exhibits a conventional model can feel stale and competitive and the sense of affinity would be very less in such cases. In a similar way, freelancing from home or remotely operating from some coffee café eventually feels uninspiring and isolating. Experiencing a workspace where there are several other fellow entrepreneurs can be quite inspiring and helpful in generating innovative ideas and creating ample opportunities for the purpose of collaboration. Thinking high would surely lead to lasting impact and collective success.
The plug & play workspaces that house several businesses often lead to referrals or connections without much effort. Thus, sharing, wanting the desired best and suggesting amongst the members come quite naturally while they are working together from under the same roof month after month. Thus, automatically communities are formed based on the common interests and as the individuals organically intersect.
There is no single freelancer, startup entrepreneur or for a matter of fact an established business owner who has not experienced frustrations & hurdles along their way of operating the business. In a plug & play office, the people are from various backgrounds & work from under the same roof. They have a platform of sharing their experiences with each other which is indeed a learning experience for the members. There is a great level of creative energy as well as relatable struggles, which are being felt by the members of the plug & play offices which, in turn, eases the stress level in the difficult times. This also facilitates finding the solutions and lead to the healthy growth of the community within the workspace.
When you choose a work environment, which cultivates the sense of community, then there are several like-minded and innovative people who end up generating personal relationships. This necessarily does not mean that you have to eat dinner with everyone’s family out there. The only thing that you need to do is to know personal things about each other and try to create the right sense of connection. The innate feeling in which each member is more than just a member in the plug and play office is to be established amongst the members which would eventually make the workplace a completely balanced, pleasant and authentic place to work in.
So, come and be a part of this exciting and thriving community in the plug and play offices and witness your business grow by leaps and bounds.
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