Why Are We CoWorking?
“CoWorking is the most effective way to create an enjoyable and productive workplace for a reasonable price.”
CoWorking acts as a powerful tool for cultivating community among a new class of workers who are driven to organize their professional lives around continuous personal growth, meaningful relationships, and the service of something greater than themselves.
WorkSpace on Bridge was started with the vision of a community of encouragement, support and collaboration, where everyone’s success is a shared goal.
The business world is evolving very quickly and, in order to adapt, so should your office. WorkSpace on Bridge is designed to increase productivity in the workplace. Creating environments where you are bumping shoulders with other professionals. Having trouble with a design concept? Imagine an office where a designer could help evolve and grow your business with a quick question.
Unlike a traditional office, WorkSpace on Bridge consists of members who work for a range of different companies, ventures, and projects. This reduces direct competition or internal politics, people don’t feel they have to put on a work persona to fit in.
When you’re in a CoWorking space there is an innate culture where it is the norm to help each other out, and there are many opportunities to do so. The variety of workers in a single space means that coworkers have unique skill sets that they can provide to other community members. Coworking spaces act as a powerful tool for cultivating community among a new class of workers who are driven to organize their professional lives around continuous personal growth, meaningful relationships, and the service of something greater than themselves.
(Thank you Community Coworking of British Columbia for content)
The Future of Work
According to a study by Intuit, 40% of the US workforce will be contract workers by the year 2020. That means 60 million of us will be working as solopreneurs and individual consultants. 40%!!!! Think about that!
Here’s another big number. The projection for coworking growth worldwide from 2012 to 2017 is 900%!
Stats like these raise important questions. In a new economy where many of us work in isolation (remotely), how will we all interact and exchange ideas without the typical office environment? One answer is clear – we’ll cowork.
An Environment of Collaboration
I’m sure most of us have had a job at some point, and at those jobs we had coworkers. Right?
There’s something nice about being around other people. You can brainstorm, form partnerships, and support one another. Opportunities arise organically. Coworking provides an environment for a community of entrepreneurs, work-from-home professionals, and digital nomads to collaborate on a regular basis. These are people who traditionally would have little opportunity to interact with other like-minded individuals.
(Thank you to The Coworking Consultant for content)