How to Know If You Have Chosen the wrong co-working space?On October 12, 2020 by Rafael Ryan
Have you joined a co-working space, signed a contract, and now work in an environment that just isn’t the right fit for you?
Some spaces are too like traditional offices, others are too casual and lack a creative vibe. At its core, coworking is about sharing and community. Where you work should provide you with a collaborative space, somewhere that strives to build a community of like-minded people. Allowing them to minimize their costs, while creating a flexible and creative atmosphere.
If you are working in the wrong space, contact the team at JustCo office in Sydney today to arrange an obligation free site visit
Signs that it might be time to find a more suitable co-working space
#1 You are not connecting with others in your space
If you arrive in the morning and want to leave in the early afternoon and the time in between is spent just sitting at your desk working. Then this is not a co-working space, it’s a desk rental, coworking is about the community you work with and the surrounding people.
#2 Your co-workers are becoming increasingly distracting
If the sales calls being made by the guy sitting behind you all day get frustrating maybe it’s time to move on. While traditional office activities such as sales calls are catered for in some co-working spaces, they design most for programmers, writers, designers and other creative types.
#3 You no longer look forward to going to work
it’s the thought of going to your coworking space is no longer inspiring you; it’s time to find a space that is more stimulating.
#4 Even the person at the front desk doesn’t remember your name
When the only social interaction you have in your coworking space is a nod to the person sitting behind the front desk, this is a sign that there is a better space available just waiting for you
#5 The co-working space is empty
Obviously this is more desirable than having to put up with sales calls all day, but coworking spaces should be busy. The concept is to provide a space that’s full of energy and has a welcoming community vibe.
#6 Making connections is secondary to getting the right desk
The primary reason that people join co-working spaces is that they want to save money, but the right space should attract a variety of professionals and shouldn’t just be an open plan office in disguise. If you find yourself in this environment, it’s time to look for a more community-based co-working space.
#7 Your co-working space cannot hold events that interest you
If the space you’re working in doesn’t provide any community events of interest, then it’s probably time to move on. If the co-working space you have chosen either doesn’t run events or runs uninspiring ones, why not contact the team at the JustCo office in Pitt Street of Sydney to see how a space should operate.
#8 The space is uninspiring
One of the key benefits of a co-working space is that inspirational people should surround you. When you take a break and look around your space, do you see people who impress you, make you want to step up your game and others happy to contribute to their community. Co-working spaces should attract like-minded people who share the same vision and goals.
#9 Your 9 to 5 job is looking attractive again
if your time spent in your co-working space makes your 9 to 5 job, look more attractive, this is is a clear sign that you’re in a situation that is sucking the life out of you and it’s time to look for a healthier environment
#10 You stop inviting people to meet you at your space
One perk of a well-run co-working space is that bringing colleagues and clients into the environment is something you should look forward to. You should be proud of where you are working. If you find yourself arranging meetings with them in their own space, this is a clear sign that you might be in the wrong one.