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Four reasons why you should try co-working

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Tue, January 31, 2017  /  03:26 pm
Four reasons why you should try co-working

Boredom and lack of enthusiasm are common among people whose routine is working behind the desk in their office. (Shutterstock/File)

In this digital era, people are now able to work outside their cubicles. The trend toward a flexible workstyle has grown rapidly, especially thanks to the popularity of co-working spaces, which have been popping up across Jakarta.

Apart from improving creativity and increasing productivity, below are the benefits of co-working according to

Networking and collaboration

Co-working can be perceived as a time to meet new people of diverse backgrounds and abilities, which will help expand your professional network as well as create new opportunities to collaborate with one another.

Getting new ideas

Boredom and lack of enthusiasm are common among people whose routine is working behind a desk in their office. This can inhibit any creative ideas that should be implemented. Co-working alongside new people can help you enjoy fresh surroundings that may trigger new ideas more easily.

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Maximizing the technology

The trend toward co-working has encouraged software companies to provide supporting services, starting from team management, professional chat, document management and email, such as Dropbox, Google Drive and OneDrive for exchanging documents, Slack to communicate with other colleagues regardless of distance, and Trello for project management. All these services are important tools to keep up your working pace and staying productive even if you are not directly interacting with your co-workers.

Not solitary

Some freelancers may feel lonely, especially if they often work from home. It is advised to get out and find a new atmosphere to reduce solitude. Moreover, being surrounded by other creative people may help them refresh their minds and avoid feeling lonely during work. (wir/kes)

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