Work at home, a coffee shop, or a coworking space?
What's the best choice?
More people today are having the luxury of working outside traditional offices, getting rid of formal environments and strict hours and shifting towards more flexible and casual work settings.
But working from home comes with its own challenges, making the choice of where to actually work a decision worth evaluating. That's why we bring to you the pros and cons of three common alternatives that you might consider: Home, Coffee Shop, or a Coworking Space?
Work from Home or Home Work:
Well the name certainly rings a bell and brings some childhood memories! Working from home can be a good choice for people who do not like to be surrounded by others and who prefer to lie on their beds in their pajamas while scrolling emails.
This choice comes with its own setbacks: it is very similar to a homework, which makes a good excuse to avoid concentration and be disrupted by surroundings: kids playing at the house; your mother cleaning the corridors; and the fridge asking you to "refill" your belly.
Work from a Coffee Shop:
It's certainly more fun! You get a big menu of drinks to choose from; you meet many people and can chill out a little when you get tired.
Problem is: sometimes it's too fun that you can't actually focus on what you're doing: the tables and seating are not made for work; people can put their nose in your screen; and you might end up paying a big bill for your cappuccinos.
So what about a coworking space?
Coworking spaces are generally new and made to provide solutions for out-of-office workers. They offer comfortable desks with high-speed internet and casual – yet reliable – working conditions, and usually community networking and events which can be helpful to boost your business and career.
Some spaces offer more personalized solutions, like meeting rooms or private offices, which you can rent for as much time as you need. Plus, it's more convenient if you're meeting customers!
We have different preferences: you should know what you value most in a workplace, and look for appropriate options in where you live. At the end of the day, it's what you generate that really matters!