If you have considered having remote workers for your business or already have some, there are a few things you may want to consider to make sure your employee(s) are happy and productive. It’s one thing for you to stay connected to your remote worker(s) and it’s another for your remote worker(s) to stay connected to your business and the outside world!
Studies have shown that by the year 2020, more than 50% of the work force will consist of remote workers. Studies have also shown that coworking spaces are booming globally and there will be 3.8 million coworkers in year 2020 (a 41% compounded annual growth rate).
So is there a connection between the non-traditional work force and industry? Yes! Coworking spaces are designed to suit the remote and the unconventional. Below are a few (major) reasons why your remote worker should be a coworker.
Many different statistics show the different ways a person thrives in a coworking space. A major one being productivity and work efficiency! Being surrounded by other likeminded individuals who are at work is more inspirational than working alone and boosts creativity. 64% of coworkers are better able to complete tasks on time and 68% reported being able to focus better while coworking!
Those that have experienced working from home know that it can get lonely. Although having the option to work from home is what attracts most to become a remote worker, it’s also nice to have the option to work around other people. There’s a lot of articles out there pertaining to how one can beat depression, overcome feeling isolated, and avoid going insane when you work from home. 70% of coworkers reported feeling healthier, 60% are more relaxed at home since coworking and 90% said they felt more confident!
One of the greatest aspects of a coworking space is the community it offers its members! Not just for flourishing friendships and cultivating an entrepreneurial environment but also for potential business growth. Most (if not all) coworking spaces curate events specifically for networking and also to flourish their own community within the space. These events spark collaboration, feedback, and opportunity! Here at Connect Coworking, aside from hosting our own events, we also connect our members to like events in the Tucson community as a whole! Coworking spaces typically have the ability to extend their members reach.
A couple of the main reasons why a company would have remote workers in the first place is to save money on office rental costs and to give their employees the ability to make their own schedule. What’s great about coworking spaces is that they have different levels of membership, so you have the option of choosing what works best for you and your budget. Also, some memberships include 24/7 access to the building, so your remote worker still has the freedom of choosing when to work!
So would your remote worker (and you) fall in love with having the option to cowork? Yes!
*Stats from this article were found in a study conducted by Deskmag.