The same location every day. While some people love it, more and more people seem to like a little bit more location-variety in their working week. Let’s have a look at 3 advantages of changing your scenery every now and then.
1. Increased efficiency. If you’ve read our previous blog on coworking, you know about the rise of collaborative spaces across the globe. These locations are great places to meet new people and do your work at the same time. Many of the entrepreneurs I know have embedded working from shared office locations in their week - and get to expand their network of specialists at the same time. Win-win.
2. Experience freedom. This may seem weird, but many of the business owners I spoke to, explicitly mentioned experiencing more freedom when working from different locations. Freedom energizes. Different environments and settings call for a different type of thing you can do. Consciously matching your task to the right location and timeslot, is the ultimate freedom.
3. Boost your creativity. Since the beginning of CoworkParadise, I’ve been mixing work locations to see what it would do for me. From working at home to dedicated coworking offices, cafes, and working in offices owned by fellow entrepreneurs. I noticed that these different settings triggered different parts of my brain - allowing me to become more creative. I found new angles, changed the way I looked at my business several times and found a new way to generate business during the Corona crisis!
Bonus Reason. The Bali Dimension! When in Bali, I experience something extra. Because of its distinctive culture and environment, it forces me out of my daily routine and comfort zone - which creates room for new ideas. In addition, the time difference allows me to work on new ideas in the morning before The Netherlands wakes up. Also, the type of people I meet in Bali are open-minded and extremely willing to share knowledge. A great learning experience on top of the many different high-tech cafes and beautiful surroundings.
Author: Brigitte van der Pluijm, Owner at CoworkParadise.
Brigitte lives and works in Bali and in The Netherlands