Coworking vs. Remote Working: Which is Best for You?

12/03/2020

It goes without saying that the location you choose to work in will have a direct impact on your work. This is particularly true if you are a startup company or freelancer and don’t currently have a company office to commute to each day.

The choice between a coworking space or remote working space is something you should be informed on. Here, we take you through the pros of both so you can see which space suits you the best.

Remote working

Working remotely from home has plenty of positives. For example, there’s no travel involved which will save some money and time and is better for the environment. It’s also often a great option for parents who want to be at home for their kids or to make the school run slightly more hassle-free. Equally, it is a good option for people that want their work life and day-to-day life to be integrated.

However, remote working can also be a very isolating experience which requires significant self-motivation skills. It is also pretty much impossible to get a work-life divide if you are remote working from home. This can lead to increased stress levels as you are less likely to give either area of your life your full attention for prolonged periods of time and it is very easy to be distracted. It’s also harder to switch off at the end of a working day.

Coworking

In contrast to remote working, coworking spaces are brilliant for offering a work and home divide that you need to make the most of your respective responsibilities. Coworking spaces also provide an ideal opportunity to meet like-minded entrepreneurs, which can help to spark your creativity and boost your networking occasions.

It is also generally much easier to focus and be productive in a dedicated office space than at home. There are fewer distractions during working hours but you also have the option to socialise in break-out spaces when you need to press pause on the workload!

Making your decision

Although opting for a coworking space will have more costs involved than remote working, the huge variety in coworking spaces on offer means that, whatever your budget, timetable and location preferences, you should always be able to find an option that works for you.

Ultimately, it is important to have a specific location for working. A coworking space is ideal as it will give you a base to work at away from the distractions and isolation of home, but you still have the option to work remotely if you need to! This blog post was written by Hannah Seeckts on behalf of The Click Hub, a digital marketing agency in London and Exeter.

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