2020 was horrible wasn’t it. I mean how bad must a year be that murder hornets, official videos of UFOs being released by the Pentagon and Poland accidentally invading the Czech Republic barely make the news. Official guidelines restricted our movement and the number of people who could be in the same room. So you would be forgiven for not using a coworking space. You will be glad to know that United Co. has been waiting patiently for restrictions to ease so we can welcome you with open arms, or an elbow bump if you prefer. Coworking in 2021 could be the best thing that happens to you in 2021. “Why?” I hear you ask.
1. Time Management
Coworking in 2021 will allow you more control over your precious time. Conveniently located in Fitzroy you can shorten your commute and choose how best to use those few focussed hours in your day. With memberships from a casual hot desk day pass to 24/7 access to your own dedicated workspace the amount of time you spend there can be as flexible as you are.
2. Cost Effective and Scalable
With the range of memberships on offer you can not only build your weeks and months around your hectic schedule you can also tailor it to your budget. With membership fees as low as $99 /month you can be up and running before you know it. Coworking in 2021 is a smooth way to kick off your business resurgence without burning a huge hole in your wallet. When you have built momentum and need to use more time or a bigger space the coworking space can grow with you.
Let’s talk about the included extras for a moment. Coworking in 2021 is more than just working. United Co’s beautiful Fitzroy space gives members access to the on-site gym and wellness studio, day lockers, the fabulous welcome concierge, high speed unlimited wi-fi and so much more.
4. Networking and Collaboration
Coworking in 2021 could catapult your career and your business into the stratosphere. Coworking spaces bring together a diverse range of people from all kinds of backgrounds working on a huge variety of businesses. With an inbuilt network you can be inspired by those around you and bounce ideas off colleagues and new friends you meet in the members’ kitchen or at the printer. With access to regular community events it is almost impossible not to grow.
5. Community and Sense of Belonging
While we are talking about community let’s talk about that feeling of family you get when you work with like minded, focussed people. We like it. We love finding that common element of drive, ambition, innovation in other people. It’s a bit like looking in the mirror. When you begin coworking in 2021 you will feel at home. United Co’s community manager will help make introductions and start conversations so you don’t have to.
6. Design and Support
United Co’s Fitzroy building has been lovingly converted to offer the best in coworking facilities. With abundant natural light, booths for private phone calls, even the snacks in the members’ kitchen, it has all been designed to help you bring out the best in your work. The technology available to members is exceptional from the high speed wi-fi connections, business grade printers, copiers and scanners, to the screen sharing capabilities in some meeting rooms you couldn’t ask for more when coworking in 2021. And don’t forget the unsung heroes of our workday; the onsite IT support.
7. Find Meaning and Identity
This may sound a bit woo woo but finding meaning in our work can be hard. It feels even harder when we are in a large faceless organisation doing the same as a dozen other people. Working from home gets us away from that but we have to juggle our identities of entrepreneur, cook, housekeeper, friendly neighbour and parent. Coworking in 2021 helps draw lines between our identities at work and at home. It also helps us see our place in the business world as we watch the other businesses orbiting around us and chat about projects we are passionate about. When we have a distinct role and a distinct identity in a workspace we have a stronger sense of who we are and why we do what we do.
Convenience and location are always highlighted when real estate agents are selling you a home but how often do we think about where we actually want to work. Working from home accelerated in 2020 and before that we had to go where our employer told us to go. There is a third way, coworking in 2021 from United Co’s Fitzroy space means that you have all of the professional assets and support around you without dragging yourself into the CBD. Maybe the real estate guys are right, location, location, location.
9. Balance and Wellbeing
We are all keeping our fingers and toes crossed that 2021 is an improvement on 2020. It has been pretty stressful for everyone and especially for entrepreneurs and business owners. We have already talked about being able to control your time, costs and geography but coworking in 2021 can help your mental health too. A healthy work life balance reduces your blood pressure and helps you sleep at night. Lower levels of Cortisol (the stress hormone) will help you be more productive but more importantly you’ll simply feel better. Combine this with access to the wellness suite and quiet room and you’ll be floating on a cloud.
10. Endless Coffee (or Tea)
Ok maybe not endless. Which Melburnian doesn’t like a good cup of coffee? It is the fuel for students, entrepreneurs and creatives around the globe. United Co’s in house licenced cafe, can supply your speciality coffee needs and the members’ kitchen has complimentary coffee, tea and snacks if you only want a quick hit. Joking aside, when coworking in 2021 access to healthy nutrition and hydration on site is as important for your success as fresh air and good night’s sleep.
Coworking will be back with a bang in 2021 and United Co. is ready to welcome you, help you get started and support you through your journey. Get in touch today to find out more.