7 Real Benefits of Coworking

Coworking spaces are designed to be as dynamic as the people who will use them. They’re functional, flexible and stylish. Furthermore, coworking spaces tend to be affordable, low-cost options which is particularly ideal for startups, freelancers and SMEs, meaning they can work in a fully equipped office without worrying about the costs of setting up an actual office. The list of benefits are endless, but we’ve narrowed it down to just a few of the main highlights of working from a coworking space, such as Iconic Offices, below:

collaborate

A coworking community is ideal for making new connections and networking effortlessly. In a coworking space you are surrounded by like-minded people who are often from a variety of different industries. This often allows for collaborations to be born between freelancers, startups & brands as they learn and spark new ideas amongst each other. However, it is important to note that this socialising and networking aspect to coworking spaces isn’t enforced, this is completely up to the coworker on whether they want to take part or collaborate.

enhance effectiveness

“When you’re surrounded by people working hard it naturally makes you want to work that bit harder too.” – Ivano Cafollo, member at Iconic Offices. Not only will coworking spaces add more structure to your daily worklife, but they can dramatically increase your overall productivity simply by just being there. Avoid the usual distractions at home and work from a workspace designed specifically to your needs.

Coworking at The Brickhouse – Iconic Offices

avoid loneliness

Whilst many of us are perfectly fine working independently, it can still be a lonely road at times if you go through each day with little to no human interaction. Being part of a coworking environment means you can get to know your fellow peers and even network on a daily basis. There are also numerous community events to take part in which can be particularly good for those looking to branch out and meet new people.

impressive workspaces

Coworking spaces have become a hugely popular concept in recent years, expanding worldwide rapidly. And one thing that many of these spaces have in common is beautiful interiors. Having a highly functional and super stylish working environment to spend your time each day will not only benefit your own productivity and mental state hugely, but it will also impress your clients and help you attract the very best talent when hiring.

Coworking space at The Greenway Iconic Offices

upskilling & networking opportunities

As mentioned, working in one of these environments provides coworkers with natural opportunities to network daily. However, there is also an abundance of community events organised on coworkers’ behalf which directly promote networking and collaborations. For instance, at Iconic Offices we have a mix of events between helping our members upskill during lunchtime sessions, take part in wellness focused activities such as yoga, pilates or meditation, as well as the more socially focused events such as secret sessions, beer tastings and quiz nights. There’s something for everyone at these events and can really help you broaden your network.

Community breakfast event with Enda McNulty at Iconic Offices

flexibility

Most coworking spaces provide flexible hours to come and go as you please. Here at Iconic, we give our members 24/7 access, meaning they will never be neglected a workspace no matter what the time of day. There is also a wide variety of workspaces for members to choose from daily, from a busier atmospheric hot-spot to a private booth or hideaway area to really get the head down, there’s something for everyone. We also provide dedicated desks so you can work from the same spot each day if you please, or nip down to our own in-house café for a more informal setting.

Coworking at The Brickhouse – Iconic Offices

location

One of the most important factors to consider when choosing your workspace is location. You want to be central where you’re close to amenities as well as being easily accessible for clients. Coworking spaces are typically situated in city centre locations which can be expensive for startups, freelancers and SMEs if they were to find their own private space. Whereas with coworking, this model provides an affordable, high-end and luxurious space that will not only impress you, but your clients also.

Luas line in Dublin city centre connecting many of Iconic Offices locations

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