A group of researchers working for the Harvard Business Review recently did a study where they compared worker productivity. The results amazed them. It seemed that workers in coworking spaces were more productive than workers who worked in a traditional office setting at a company. Workers in coworking spaces were also more productive than workers who worked remotely from home.
Intrigued, by these results, the three researchers from the Harvard Business Review decided to delve deeper into the factors that influenced worker productivity. They wanted to know what exactly was behind the increased worker productivity found in shared office space.
One of the key factors driving worker productivity is that workers in a coworking space have much greater autonomy and freedom. Coworking spaces are often available to work in 24/7. This allows people to work on them for as long or as little as they want, without a set office schedule such as from 9-5. Greater autonomy and freedom means that workers can focus on getting their work done, while not being hampered by a set work hour or rules in an office.
A second key factor driving increased productivity is that people in a coworking space share a strong sense of community. Coworking spaces are often full of like minded people who are entrepreneurs, journalists or people working for companies outside a normal setting and routine. Interaction and collaboration is encouraged in such an environment. The sense of community, and the ease of interaction as well as collaboration really drive up productivity say the Harvard researchers. Being surrounded by people from all sorts of different fields helps a person appreciate their own work more and makes them more motivated to complete it.
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