Coworking is the concept of working alone together. A work-style in which freelancers, remote workers and entrepreneurs - usually from different companies - come together to work. Usually in a coworking space.
We see it getting mixed up with ‘remote work’ quite often.
Because coworking as a term is growing in popularity, we see it getting mixed up with ‘remote work’ quite often. In contrast to what many people think, coworking is not about the physical (office) place, it’s about the community. And although some communities are more lively than others - all of them have ways to interact and share knowledge. Some ask you to contribute online, others share knowledge in workshops and offer lunch and learn sessions. The value is in the connections, collaboration opportunities and fresh perspectives that help you grow.
Coworking spaces - or centers - are open-plan business environments, designed for people to ‘work alone together’. Usually, these areas are businesses on itself - facilitating food and beverages, high-speed internet, power sockets, print services, and meeting/conference rooms. Normally, you have to pay to use the facilities and get access to the community. Because it’s open-plan, it can get a little crowded and it may be difficult to find a good spot.
CoworkParadise has agreements with professional coworking centers in Bali that include high-end facilities to work and relax - such as a swimming pool and (tropical) garden. We also provide options to reserve your workplace for a longer period of time. In addition, we frequently host workshops and participate in diverse business networks in the Canggu area on the island.
Author: Brigitte van der Pluijm, Owner at CoworkParadise.
Brigitte lives and works in Bali and The Netherlands