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Working at home or working in a coworking space? Which is better?

In the last two years, the coronavirus has left almost everyone at home, with everything being done from home online and even weekly meetings being held virtually. One of the most important changes in business in the last two years is being able to stay home and work. At first, most employers were upset about this and thought that people’s productivity at home would go down. But after a few months, the culture of working online became known to businesses. In a way, many business owners in this period started their business virtually from the beginning.

But after two years, as the coronavirus draws to a close, many businesses will have to decide how to proceed. In this blog, we are going to compare working conditions at home with working conditions in a coworking space and talk about the advantages and disadvantages of both.

working at home or not?

1-Focus

One of the most important reasons for low efficiency is lack of concentration. Therefore, one of the main factors in choosing a workspace is the possibility of high concentration. If you work at home and feel that your focus on the shared workspace is decreasing or increasing, I have to tell you that it’s up to you. Everyone needs concentration, they have to experience different spaces to get it.

For example, a writer needs a lot of focus to write. But many writers do not have this focus at home. That’s why they rent a private office or join a coworking space.

But let’s compare focus at home and coworking space. In a collaborative work environment, you work with other people. Everyone wants to be highly focused. So everyone strives to achieve high concentration. As a result, the focus on the shared workspace is likely to be higher than at home.

2-Networking

In the age we live in, connections are as essential to us as water. You can’t sit at home and think about attracting new customers. Or great opportunities do not ring your doorbell to give you good job offers. Being in a coworking space has a great advantage in that you have the opportunity to get to know other businesses. You can also think about opportunities with them and share your ideas.

Investors are present in the best collaborative coworking spaces looking for good ideas. Do not look for them at home to find them.

read more about our coworking space at what is a coworking space?

3- Rest

Resting at home is definitely easier than in a coworking space. But resting at home also has its drawbacks. For example, you are supposed to take a 20-minute nap. Personally, I can’t rest at home for a short and useful time, because too much comfort makes me sleep may be more than an hour, and that means time is lost. But in a shared work environment, you should look for centers that have a place for members to rest so they can relax.

Also, in a dynamic and active environment such as a coworking space where everyone is working, you do not rest too much and the active environment invites you to work.

4- Cost

At first, you think the cost of working from home is low. For coworking space, you have to pay the transportation and registration fees. But you can reduce your costs by choosing a coworking space at an affordable price and close to your home. So the costs can be checked by Google Find cheap coworking spaces in Nairobi.

Note also that some factors can’t be priced. Finding an investor in a co-working space is much easier than finding one at home. So consider the cost of registering a coworking space as an investment. Because there are so many new clients in the shared workspace.

These 4 factors are very important for choosing a workspace. Everyone must first know themselves and work in both environments. After a while, evaluate the above 4 factors and choose your work environment by comparing the results.

iHiT help you boost your productivity

At iHiT coworking space, we provide a flexible space with affordable prices for startups and freelancers to work efficiently. Also, by joining the iHiT coworking space, you will join our communication network to meet many investors and companies and have the opportunity to advertise your business for free. We are located on Dennis Pritt Road, Next to Maalim Juma Road, Kilimani, Nairobi, Kenya. For more information contact us.

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