Creative coworking: a new paradigm
Collaboration is necessary for good working and a company works best in great company. These are facts we know to be true despite taking them for granted. Coworking concepts aim to strengthen these principles of positive influence and strong collaboration in their workspaces. They understand how people work. How they work together. How they get together and create. That’s why we call it creative coworking.
Solitary spaces can help us focus our vision in short bursts. But they are missing something. Freelancers working from home, startups working in cafés, workers glued to computers… They’re all missing something: the right environment, the right influences, the right company.
Coworking is a completely different story.
Working in a place with likeminded people and surrounding yourself with constant inspiration. Letting partnerships flourish and getting connected. Sharing a sense of motivation and purpose. These are all features of coworking that inspire creativity. They stir up innovation and clarity. Here at Uncommon, we see this happen every single day. We see great minds come together and form greater ideas. We see how flexibility and community works to make things happen. Let’s take a closer look at how creative coworking can help us all…
The right company
Coworking spaces are hubs of innovation. They are full of people forging a path for themselves, bursting with creativity and new ideas along the way. Having these enthusiastic and proactive people around inspires us to create more, work more, learn more, and accomplish more.
Deskmag’s third Global Coworking Survey explained how 71% of respondents described feeling more creative since joining a coworking space and 62% saw a boost in the quality of their work. The positive effects of people working among the good company of others are plain to see. Workers are thriving under the creative coworking model. They are building partnerships that make sense and growing their connections.
But it’s often not just the influence of fellow businesses and collaborators that inspires creativity. There’s also plenty of expert advice from the best in the game. Those who make the rules. Inspiring talks, practical workshops, gripping presentations. Straight from the minds of pioneers. Coworking spaces are packed with these events, assisting businesses and sharing excellence. Influences like these make them incubators of creativity.
Freedom and focus
The freedom to work however you want. The focus needed to work as well as you possibly can. These are two markers of true creativity. Of course, coworking can give you the best of both. Say goodbye to nine-to-fives. Get the most out of a 24/7 workspace and work when it suits you. Work your own hours for as long as you need. With creative coworking, you make the rules. Feeling the creative burn at 5AM? That’s great, because nobody’s going to stop you.
Dedicated office management takes care of distracting issues which waste time and cause stress, leaving room for nothing but raw creativity. Eliminate the unnecessary, focus on the essentials. You deserve a space where work is encouraged rather than obstructed. Where you do your best free of burdens, free of distractions, free of restrictions. No more days of silence and solitude. Creativity cannot come from a vacuum. No more public spaces with loudness and crowdedness. Working is twice as hard with too many obstacles. Find your balance with creative coworking. It’s not just about finding a space for you to work in. It’s about finding a space that works for you.
Not just working
Creativity flourishes most when you give yourself some time to breathe. It takes you off guard, hitting you when your mind is left to roam free. We all need some respite from creative block. Conventional office spaces do not always cater to the ‘not working’ part of our working life. Creative coworking spaces understand the nature of creativity, so they give it room to prosper. Dedicated break areas where you can enjoy a moment of peace. Areas that promote relaxation. Fresh greenery, warm lighting, cosy seating, and all the latest touchstones of sensory design. It’s not all desks and printers anymore.
Allow your work to be a part of your life and nothing more. Creativity comes out of us when we relax, exercise, socialise, play, and enjoy our lives. Repetitive tasks and mindless concentration are barriers to the free workings of creativity. Most coworking spaces fulfil this purpose by offering clubs, societies, socials, and classes that free your mind from the restraints of work. Make the most of me time. Clear your head and enjoy the fresh perspective.
Here at Uncommon, we care about how you feel at work. Our creative coworking spaces are designed with your wellbeing in mind. Every single detail helps create an environment in which you can feel good about where and how you work. Visit our locations in Borough and Highbury & Islington to experience our unique vision of working life.