You’ve probably heard about how good coworking is for your productivity. You’ve also probably heard how coworking spaces are great for networking. But, have you heard about how good coworking spaces are for the soul?
Yes, you read that right. In fact, one of the most important benefits of coworking is that it greatly contributes to and improves a person’s mental and physical health; which can improve your business’ performance. People perform their best when they feel their best.
But, how exactly does coworking do this?
For starters, it serves as a clear line that helps remote and home workers separate life from work. When people work from home, they tend to mix up both; washing dishes during work hours, eating lunch while on meeting calls, working until late at night, etc.
Then there’s the community aspect. Remote and home workers tend to be isolated, which greatly impacts mental health. Feelings of loneliness can easily turn into depression, which reduces productivity and energy levels. Coworking spaces contribute to mental health by providing professionals with a support network and community they can feel a part of.
Coworking spaces are also designed to contribute to a person’s well-being and creativity. Most of these spaces are made up of a variety of work environments, this encourages movement and also enables choice. People can freely move around the space depending on the type of task they want to fulfill. We all know that finishing a task or project leads to feeling of fulfillment and purpose.
There some coworking providers that take health and well-being to the next level. Many operators offer discounted gym memberships or on-site gyms, some offer free 15-minute massages once a week, some offer yoga and meditation sessions, and some provide access to healthy snacks.
They might not seem like much, but these amenities create a wonderful workplace experience. Here are some statistics to put this in perspective:
- 64% of coworkers are better able to complete tasks on time
- 70% reported they felt healthier than they did working in a traditional office setting
- 60% are more relaxed at home since coworking
- 68% said they were able to focus better while coworking
- 90% said they felt more confident when coworking.
Coworking is good for business and for life. If you want to learn how to create a unique and valuable coworking experience, let us know!