With the increasing number of freelancers and remote employees, coworking spaces are no longer an alien concept.
Whether you are a freelancer, remote employee, or a startup founder, coworking spaces can help you work in peace. But what makes an ideal coworking space?
Aside from an affordable price and free coffee, your preferred coworking space should have the following technologies:
Advanced Building Access
Coworking spaces are usually located in commercial buildings. Nonetheless, it is a space wherein everyone can come and go.
So, other than the building’s existing security, the coworking space must have its access. One way to do that is to use magnetic stripe cards. Doing so means that only members have free access to the premises.
High-speed Internet Connection
Of course, one of the essential tools in working remotely is a high-speed Internet connection. We use it to get things done, connect with our colleagues, and access coworking space software like reservations and payments.
Just because we now heavily rely on the Internet’s power does not mean we no longer need to print files. So, do not be surprised if there are freelancers who value printers as much as a warm cup of coffee.
Luckily, there are modern printer models that do not make a mess. They also allow you to connect your device without cords. That way, you can print without hassle.
On the other hand, printers connected via Intranet allow coworking space managers to set print limits.
Work Management Tools
There are many reasons coworking spaces are popular among freelancers, remote employees, and startup founders. And one of them is the ability to network and collaborate with other like-minded people.
This is where having work management tools could come in handy.
For instance, Coworkify allows you to book spaces that you will need for your events. There are also coworking spaces that will enable its members to save documents on their cloud storage. That way, they can print the copies for their members.
It will also be ideal if your preferred coworking space has event management tools. That way, you can organize events and invite other members of the coworking space.
Flat Screens and HDMI Cable
Coworking spaces are not just limited to individuals who want to have their workspace. This is also ideal for startups who cannot afford their own office yet.
If you work for such startups, there will come a time when you will need to set up a meeting. This means that you will need a meeting room to converse with your team and make presentations.
That said, look for a coworking space that has meeting rooms equipped with flat screens and HDMI cables or white screens and projectors.
Digital Payment System
Another innovation that every coworking space must have is a digital payment system.
For one, it allows you to make a cashless payment, which is imperative right now because of the current pandemic. Such a system also enables you to use a workspace and enjoy its amenities without hassle.
Imagine this scenario: You want to rent a workspace. And instead of going there to sign up and pay in cash, you can do it within the comforts of your home using digital payment methods.
All you need to do is show yourself on your scheduled day, confirm your identity, and start working.
Uninterrupted Power Supply
Despite the advancement in technology, it is undeniable that we still rely on electricity. Come to think of it; your Internet router will not power up and provide a connection without electricity.
Hence, a coworking space must have a powerful electricity generation system. This ensures that you have access to an uninterrupted power supply.
For the freelancers, remote employees, and startup founders, we can say that coworking spaces are like gifts that keep giving.
It allows you to work in peace, to collaborate with other people, and run a new business without breaking the bank. And if they have the technological tools listed above, that means you can do your job without hassle.
If you are running your business, that means you have the primary resources you need to scale it up.
What other tools and features would you like to have in a coworking space? Let us know in the comments.
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