It feels good when you are out for work. Coffee shops are one such place where freelancers head out to, where they can work with a cup of coffee on the table and a lively bustling world around. Working in a place like this somethimes rather than your regular workspace can be a welcome change. You get good Wi-Fi connection there, varities of food and beverages and a variety of people around. It can be motivating and relaxing. We can say that it has become a culture now, to look up for a coffee shop nearby and go there to complete your work.
Coffee shops do have their fair share of problems. Situations and perceptions differ for everyone. Some people prefer coworking spaces to working from Coffee shops. Here are some reasons as to why people prefer coworking spaces over cafes.
The Café Environment
A coffee shop seems to be a nice place but at times can be very disturbing for the freelancers working there enjoying their coffee. The hustle bustle of the crowd, loud conversation or the music playing in the café can be a distraction. Whereas in co working places, you are surrounded by people who are working professionals, more likely to maintain a calm working demeanor and less likely to cause any disturbance. The environment in a coworking place can give you a feeling of professional worker/employee.
The Professional Connect
When you are stuck at a point and you need some help, the café is surely not a place where you can look around for people who might help. But when you are in a coworking space you are more likely to find someone who can help you out in solving your problem. It also surely increases chances of finding people with whom you can discuss, debate and connect professionally.
Coworking places have all the advantages of an office such as a reliable internet connection, sufficient power outlets and a proper desk to work on. Security concerns are much less here unlike a café where you would have to think of a lot of ways to safeguard your belongings before you head out to the restroom. You might also find facilities such as fax and a printer/copier at such locations. Even though the idea of working on a plush couch in a café sounds interesting, coworking spaces have much more to offer for a working professional.