Coworking as an International Sensation

Coworking as an International Sensation

20th February 2019 Off By Abigail Stack

In 2019, there is no need to drag yourself to an office that is in an inconvenient location, uncomfortable setting, or unappealing coworkers. Coworking eliminates all negatives associated with the normal office setting.

What is Coworking?

Coworking is when professionals gather in a communal space, typically a modernized office setting, to complete their work tasks. These spaces are perfect for people who do not work out of a traditional office but still enjoy working alongside others, rather than in isolation.

A coworking space is a great opportunity for people who love social collaboration but also want to utilize the freedom of flexible working.

Popular CoWorking Cities

According to an article released in Business Technology section of Irish Independent yesterday, Dublin is currently ranked as 19th on the list of the 30 cities best for “Tech Cities in Motion.” In this report, cities were judged based off of business environment, tech environment, city buzz and wellness, talent pool, real estate costs, and mobility.

In Dublin, the average cost for a co-working desk in a private office is only $80 (€71) higher than the average cost among the other 30 cities in the index, at $670 (€593) per month. Renting a co-working space in Dublin is affordable and ranked very well along the other top competing cities.

United States Perspective

In a post by Nomad Capitalist entitled “Best Co-Working Spaces in the US for 2018,” entrepreneur Marija Kovacevic highlights what makes the best cities in America for coworking stand-out amongst the rest. A common trend among the best coworking hubs is affordability, flexibility, and supportiveness of the hosts.

In San Francisco, CA,  Next Space is a hub that emphasizes both professionalism and comfort, offering bright and spacious areas that showcase Californian culture while also allowing a “bring your dog to work” option.

Indy Hall in Philadelphia, PA offers an introduction to the Google Hangouts community, a 24/7 direct line to 300+ Indy Hall members, inexpensive or free weekly events, group field trip opportunities in Philly, and most obviously a  comfortable and productive workhub.

Find your hub today!

Finding a coworking space may be easier than you think! I attend Union College in Schenectady, NY, a population of less than 66,000 people, and there is a coworking hub five minutes away from my campus! If a small town in Upstate New York offers a convenient coworking hub, I am confident anyone is capable of finding a hub near them as well!