Next year, the millennials will make up 50% of the shop floor. A generation that puts flexibility first. They want the freedom to decide how many hours they work, how they work and where they work.
More and more employees are abandoning traditional offices and choosing to work from home. According to a recent study, homeworking is good for creativity and innovation… provided that it does not happen too often! However, many start up’s or those self employed are forced to do it every day because they can’t afford an office. And after a while, the reality of a whole day alone weighs ever more heavily. The boundary between private and professional life fades rapidly, there is little interaction with others, and ultimately this has a negative impact on productivity. But don’t worry, your choices aren’t keeping the company in the garage or paying sky high city rents. There is a great solution: coworking.
Coworking…The price is right
One of the biggest advantages of coworking is indeed the price. Coworking is a lot cheaper than a classic office. Depending on the workplace, for example, you pay per square metre, per minute, per hour or per day. No more problems with IT equipment or logistical hassle. Everything is available on site after reservation. And in terms of flexibility: with coworking, you simply choose what you need at that moment. And you have access to the very latest equipment: high-speed internet, scanners, printers, …. You don’t even have to worry about food or coffee! In a coworking room you’ll find everything you need so you can focus 100% on your projects and customers. And that’s worth a lot to a freelancer or start-up!
But there is more! Thanks to coworking, you can build a real network. Forget about the virtual world of LinkedIn: you get to know people from a wide range of sectors. The owners of coworking spaces emphasize this way of building relationships, operating in the same way as an incubator. For those open to it, this provides a way to forge lasting bonds with a community of entrepreneurs, sharing ideas, skill sets and inspiration. What also makes coworking spaces so special is the activity that prevails there. Everything is done to remove barriers and reduce distances and surrounding yourself with other hardworking individuals does wonders for your personal productivity!
Coworking in Europe
According to the Savills Tech Cities 2019 report, Amsterdam is the most affordable of all European tech cities, with desks priced at an average of US$350 (about €307) per month in a co-working office. Prices in Stockholm on the other hand can reach up to $1,000 per desk per month, making it Europe’s most expensive co-working location. And what about a little closer to home?
The WorkLab Gibraltar provides the perfect price to quality ratio. There are individual workspaces with an equal emphasis on communal spaces like chill-out zones, an outdoor terrace and a bespoke kitchen offering unlimited complimentary tea and coffee. The facility also provides state of the art conference rooms, high-speed WiFi, 24 hour access, front desk service and administrative services such as mail handling, travel and reservation booking and document certification. And all this… for just £300 per month on our exclusive summer offer, if you sign up before the 30th of September!
Tempted to join? We would be. I mean just do the math!
The WorkLab Gibraltar – Coworking and Meeting Rooms
The WorkLab, situated in the heart of Gibraltar’s business district, showcases an emerging paradigm for coworking spaces. The beautifully designed facility coupled with its curated range of services offers entrepreneurs a relaxed yet professional work setting. There are individual workspaces with an equal emphasis on communal spaces like chill-out zones, an outdoor terrace and a bespoke kitchen offering unlimited complimentary tea and coffee. The facility also provides:
- State of the art conference rooms,
- High-speed WiFi,
- 24 hour access,
- Front desk service
- Administrative services such as mail handling, travel and reservation booking and document certification.
The best part of such coworking spaces is that it allows everyone the opportunity to become part of a community, while still meeting their professional commitments. Coworking is the best kind of test drive. There’s absolutely no risk on the table and the benefits… potentially limitless.