“Do you work at home alone or do you commute to your employer's office every day, to do your work in familiar surroundings? These working methods are outdated - coworking spaces are fully up-to-date and offer many advantages. But what does one need to become a true coworker, and what should be considered? Here, I have the best tips for coworking beginners.”
1. Obtaining information
Before you enter the coworking space for the first time, check out opening times,
prices and work packages. Many spaces offer daily rates as well as monthly or
weekly packages. Be aware of the opening times which can vary from space to space.
Tip: If you want to get an impression of a coworking space, visit your chosen space spontaneously
and simply arrange a trial day.
2. Your own laptop
Every coworker is responsible for their equipment. Programs and computers are
not offered by the coworking provider so your own laptop with software is
your responsibility. Ask at the coworking space to find out if there are separate monitors
you can connect your laptop to if that is your preferred method of working. On the other hand,
almost every space has printers, telephones and excellent wifi.
For many people music belongs to the workplace, while others feel disturbed by background
noise. If music is indispensible for your daily work, you should always have your own
headphones so you don't disturb your "colleagues" in their work.
4. Coffee and drinks
In many offices, coffee is included in the price. \in others there are additional
coffee and drink packages available. If you're self-employed, check out the space
and try to find the best possible deal.
Tip: Most of the coworking spaces have their own kitchen where you can also
cook during lunch break. In order to not annoy your colleagues, always try to leave
everything clean and tidy. You are not alone in the office.
5. Exchange of ideas
Use the space and be inspired by the environment and your "colleagues".
A coworking space is the ideal place to expand your network and make new contacts.
The social side is not to be underestimated!
6. Meeting rooms
Most of the offices also offer meeting and conference rooms. A must-have, if you
are expecting customer visits or bringing a partner to the meeting. Again, prices vary.
7. Where is the next coworking space?
The number of coworking spaces in Switzerland is rising steadily . To find the closest
coworking office, visit: coworking.ch