Private spaces, as well as meeting and event rooms, can be booked on a monthly basis. For example, if you were giving a presentation or working on a project with others, technology such as televisions, projectors, and outlets for everyone’s laptops and cell phones would likely be available to help. Writable surfaces, such as whiteboards, are generally available, allowing you to sketch out a project, practice equations, or make a to-do list.
The space itself is one of the best aspects of being a member of a coworking community. It can be difficult to learn, take notes, and study. The open rooms are ideal for getting work done without distractions while also allowing you to roam about to avoid boredom. There are also more private locations that can be leased for group projects. If you’re a member of a club, charity, or volunteer group that wants to arrange a meeting, meet & greet, or fundraiser, larger event facilities are beneficial.
In co-working environments, kitchen space is also a valuable feature. It can be used as a break room for socializing around the water cooler while also holding your refreshments. A coffee maker, Keurig, refrigerator, microwave, and sometimes even free beverages are available.
When dealing with valuables such as laptops, cell phones, and sensitive data, security is often a worry. A local coffee shop or fast food business is significantly less secure than a coworking space. Because they are known by the employees and have memberships, those who operate in a co-working place are more honest. There are few things more demoralizing than going to the bathroom and returning to find your computer, and your dissertation, has vanished.
In most coworking spaces, a staff member is stationed at a desk to assist with any concerns. Members may be given key fobs, and security cameras may be provided. Before you sign up for a co-working space, find out about the security measures in place and whether or not there have been any theft incidents.