The idea of coworking spaces is very new in our environment and the impact so far has been enormous. So, what is it all about and how it can affect the ecosystem in Niger State?
Brad Neuberg is credited with starting the coworking movement in San Francisco, USA in 2005. It began with the idea to combine the independence of freelancing with the structure and community of an office space.
So far, so good, Coworking is a self-directed, collaborative, flexible and voluntary work style that is based on mutual trust and the sharing of common core values between its participants. Coworking involves a shared workplace, often an office, and independent activity. Unlike in a typical office, those coworking are usually not employed by the same organization.
Typically, it is attractive to work-at-home professionals, tech. lovers, individuals or people who travel frequently who end up working in relative isolation. Some school of thoughts suggest that Coworking is a social gathering of people who are still working independently, but who share values and who are interested in the synergy that can happen from working with people who value working in the same place alongside each other.
There are alot of pros and the notable one offers a solution to the problem of isolation that many freelancers experience while working at home and at the same time allow them escape the distractions of home. The question at some point would be; How do I get started with a coworking space in my area?
It generally costs money in the form of membership dues but offers a great value for money and the invaluable experience of meeting like minds or forming synergies. Co-working is not only about the physical place, but about establishing a community.
A 2007 survey showed that many employees worry about feeling isolated and losing human interaction if they were to telecommute and has formed basis for the Coworking space services brought to your doorstep by Paritie Dynamic Enterprise Ltd. So do well to take advantage of it adequately and share the gospel. See you soon!