Being able to work in a coworking space may sound appeal and promising, not only from the sake of flexibility and freedom but also from work efficiency and focus on tasks. However, people are so easily sidetracked because of the excitement of having their own shared space that they forget some of the important elements in getting the ideal space. Mind you, though, that the best space isn’t always the fanciest or most expensive one, but the one that can cater to your needs.
Before you are rushing to sign for the contract, let’s review some of the important things first. Sure, it is easily understandable if you are excited but it doesn’t mean that you should lower down your guards. First of all, think about the location. Some people prefer the busy business district but some prefer the quieter area so they can really focus on work. Location isn’t the only thing to consider because you should also think about the room layout and arrangement. Is the room small without windows? Is the room small with wall windows? What about lighting fixtures? Does each section come with enough light to accommodate work? What about natural lights? Will you get enough of them? These things may seem unimportant but you will see that they will seriously affect your comfort and also work productivity.
What about the equipment? In some areas, they only provide the room without the equipment. However, some areas provide the basic device, such as a PC and a printer, and also coffee. Some areas even provide a more complete setup, including landline phone, a fax machine, a scanner, a printer, and much more. Naturally, the latter types of coworking space will cost you higher.Don’t forget about your budgets and working needs. If you only need the space for several days, or a week top, you should be fine with the basic and simple space that won’t cost you a lot. However, you may want to look for a comfier coworking space if you have to spend quite a long time for the work