A co-working revolution has already began. Coworking spaces allow digital nomads, entrepreneurs, freelancers, travelling executives and others, to find a working space that allows them to work beyond. Shared spaces tend to form a community and creates style of living for those who are open to new cultures, who like to collaborate with one another, and experience a sustainable way of doing business.
People who work in co-working places tend to go to a co-working space that is near their place of stay. This puts a stop to commuting. It allows people to walk, take a couple metro stops or most optimally ride a bike.
Avoiding a commute allows workers to spend less time in traffic and stressed of how and when they will arrive to their working space. Coworking creates a more moderate way of living that allows workers to actually build up their days along with their priorities and not just around their working hours.
Going back home for lunch or being able to go back to grab a snack, can be crucial to just having the perfect comfort in your life while working. As the world becomes more digitized there is no need to disregard the small things in life that fulfills us. Relationship, connection and culture should be present every day no matter what. Working close to your home can give you time to have dinner with a loved one, to take a short nap if needed, or have things handy. Giving this things importance will make you be comfortable, having a life without stress or pressure.
A sharing ambiance can make people be in the same space and share products that could essentially be thrown away if they were to work by themselves. A sharing community creates a healthy lifestyle. For instance paper, water, a printer and other office appliances, silverware and even food. At co-working spaces you can most of the time bring your own food, if you do not eat it or want it anymore another person from the space can enjoy from that good food. When working together, there will be spontaneous situations in which you can offer others your food because of the trust and comfort that you have between each other and this will become reciprocate along the way. Essential resources can be shared and it is easier when people around you are having the same needs and eating times as you. You become a sharing community that also provides you with comfort and can form a friendly space.
Recycling is not the only way for sustainability. It is known that recycling is not even one of the most efficient systems that help the environment. Instead, there are small steps in daily life that can make a huge difference if everyone would commit on being responsible of their part. At a co-working space we can make a small imprint. For instance, using green cleaning products, putting plants inside and outside the space, water filters to avoid plastic, and a well organized waste system as well.
Co-working spaces may become a sustainable future, not only because it has demonstrated to be less harming to the environment but also because it creates a sense of community, family and friendship. These is what drives people to commit to a change. Working together throughout the day and having a sense of unity after work is what makes people happy and appreciative of what they have around. Many have defined co-working as the future. It is an experience, a setting of collaboration for a greater good. It creates flexibility while encouraging a networking setting and most importantly it is less harmful to our planet.