There are more than 3 Million co-worker globally- according to GCUC.
There are many reasons why people are turning to co-working.
There are many benefits of co-working. It is generally more cost-effective on your business, separates work and home life, and gives you plenty of networking opportunities, these plus many more benefits are believed to be reasons why co-working can positively impact mental health.
For many businesses, especially in the current climate working from home is the norm. But working from home isn’t for everyone, for some working from home is tedious and disengaging, no wonder Nuffield Health found that 80% of Brits working from home found it negatively impacted their mental health. Many of these people turn to co-working.
Co-working gives the best of both worlds. Flexibility and structure, working from home is handy but sliding from bed to desk in 2 seconds doesn’t really promote productivity- ease maybe but productivity – not so much. The routine of getting up, ready, and getting into an office environment- albeit usually much higher spec than a 9-5 office setup, gives a sense of routine and organisation. Chance to regroup and get yourself set up for the day.
Co-working places rarely lack the opportunity to network and collaborate. There is usually someone around to bounce ideas off and grab a quick coffee with. The beauty being potentially the same two days are not the same- different people and businesses going about their day in space. Fake colleagues are sometimes all remote workers crave, the option to see humans on a day to day will increase mental health leaps and bounds. With 1 in 4 people reported feelings of loneliness in lockdown – according to Mental Health Org, proof of human interaction goes a long way in improving mental health.
Mosaic works to encourage better mental health. We provide lots of breakout spaces to get away from the desk, have a coffee and stop staring at the screen- we have a 200 degrees coffee machine in our lounge- which is discounted for members.. We provide a safe bike shed, to encourage you to bike in(whether that means you can nip for a Friday beer with the other members or just blast your way into work and clear your mind before you start your day).We have a big emphasis on collaboration, bringing our members together on all manner of things from a lunch stop to working together on projects. Not forgetting proving the goodies on pancake day, easter, halloween and all other yummy holidays!
With Co-working being set up and good to go, there is no worrying about running out of milk when you need that mid-morning caffeine fix, waiting for glitching faces on yet another zoom call as the WIFI is set up to withstand the advances of a digital world and not to mention the kids bombing in and out of the screen while you discreetly throw snacks their way- we’ve all been there! Coworking provides the professional set up at an affordable price- this in itself means that money becomes one less thing to worry about, it’s not a costly long term lease that’s like the Dii Vinci code to get out of- most coworking spaces operate an easy in easy out policy. Peace of mind- if that doesn’t help promote a positive mindset what will?
So with so many reasons on how co-working can help improve your mental health, what are you waiting for? Book a tour at Mosaic Lincoln today, and come see for yourself the benefits co-working can give you and your team.