The advent of the gig economy has changed the way people look at work. Spearheaded by the millennials for whom upending the norm is nothing out of the ordinary, today’s workforce refuses to be shackled by the inflexible norms of the 9 to 5 workplace. It instead, finds its mojo in passionately doing what they sincerely believe in themselves and not what convention would have them do.
The very nature of their work requires for them to work flexi hours, often across time zones, interacting with clients across diverse nationalities and cultures. Quite naturally, such people work outside the pale of your regular office Monday to Saturday office timing. Working from home is often the only option for them to be able to manage their crazily haywire schedules. But that has a flip side in the shape of constant distractions. These may be on account of your family members expecting you to chip with household chores and the maid loudly banging utensils in the kitchen.
A coworking space is an ideal solution for this conundrum. It is an office setting, yet allows you the flexibility of maintaining your own hours. You are away from the sapping domestic aura of a home-office, yet away from the petty machinations of a regular 9 to 5 office set-up. You get an opportunity to network with like-minded individuals, yet do your own thing in the way you deem best.
Is it any surprise therefore that the Delhi-NCR region has seen a profusion of coworking spaces? As a matter of fact coworking, Noida and coworking Gurgaon are buzzwords among a host of entrepreneurs, small business enterprises, startups and freelancers striving for excellence in their respective fields, in a community environment that fosters progress and achievement.
Today an aspirational entrepreneur or startup founder can hit the deck running in terms of setting up a dedicated workplace in little to no time by signing up with a coworking space in Noida, Delhi or Gurgaon. As a matter of fact, it is now quite normal to find any number of software professionals, HR consultants, financial advisors, shipping brokers, event managers and content creators working out of such flexible workplaces, making coworking Noida, Gurgaon and Delhi a commonplace affair.
Anyone looking for a coworking space in Noida or elsewhere in the Delhi-NCR region is in fact spoilt for choice, what with both multinational outfits like Regus and homegrown setups like WorkEdge Coworx offering them plush office spaces replete with facilities like ergonomic furniture, central air conditioning, high speed internet, hi-tech conference rooms, cafeterias, secretarial support, recreational facilities and so on.
It is not just the fact that a coworking space in Noida or elsewhere enables one to become a seamless part of the global digital economy without having to convert a part of one’s home into an office, but there are a host of spin-off benefits as well. You get to collaborate and network with like-minded peers creating new synergies which could lead to newer and greater opportunities. It is also a great way of restoring a work-life balance, which is often the first casualty for those who are fueling the rise of the new age digital economy.
Global research carried out by Deskmag and Deskwanted has for instance shown that 74% of the people working in a coworking set up are more productive, 86% have a more extensive business networks and 93% boast of a bigger social network. Besides two-thirds of them claim to feel more creative and likely collaborate on a larger number of projects. About a third of them also reported an increase in income.
That apart, there were other benefits in terms of an enhanced social life, a diminished sense of isolation, increased self-confidence and an improved quality of personal life. There truly is nothing to not to like about coworking spaces that one can think of. Going forward one can expect this concept to become much more mainstream that it has already. That is as true of a coworking Noida, as it is of a coworking San Francisco.