Is a shared office space the answer to your freelancing woes?

Coworking Space and Workville NYC


 

The concept of coworking is pretty simple: people, who aren’t necessarily part of the same organization, work together in a shared space and share the rent. Because the workers aren’t generally competing, they tend to share ideas freely and help one another. The result is a creative energy that often brings about new discoveries and breakthroughs.

While coworking in recent years has been pretty much restricted to people doing desk-based tech work such as web development, programming, writing, etc., there’s really no reason why other fields and industries can’t turn more to coworking. This style of working helps freelancers who generally work from home feel less isolated and get more done because it’s more difficult to put off tasks that need to be done when you see the same group of people every day, and they know what you’re supposed to be doing.

Startups that aren’t quite able to afford their own space often turn to coworking, and teams benefit from working around individuals not affiliated with it. Giant corporations like Google sponsor coworking spaces so that their employees in remote locations have a place to work other than their homes.

The author of a Harvard Business Review article points out the similarities to modern day coworking spaces and Renaissance-era workshops in Italy where artists, scientists and thinkers worked together in shared spaces.

Workville NYC


 

Workville NYC is a beautiful shared office space full of natural light near Times Square in New York City. A variety of working areas are available – from shared desks to offices – and the space even has three terraces. The diverse and energetic group of professionals sharing the space at Workville results in an overall culture of excellence. Conference rooms are available for members at Workville, and it’s possible to host events there as well.

Workville also partners with a number of influential brands and uses these connections to the benefit of its members. For example, members can get good hotel reservations through Workville’s partnership with the Refinery Hotel or set up a personal investment account with financial powerhouse Morgan Stanley, another partner.

In brief, Workville is a space that combines the charm and creative spirit of a traditional coworking space with all the amenities of a big city.