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Making the Most Out of Your Coworking Experience

by GoWork Team

You’re finally here. You’ve taken the tour, and has signed the membership agreement. You’re probably hyped up about finally having your own space to work in, instead of your local Starbucks or your own couch. Maybe you’ve read our article on picking the right place to work in, and it’s convinced you to try on one of our spaces.

Read More: Best Place to Work: Coffee Shops or Coworking Spaces

Settling in a shared workspace might turn out to be a daunting task, but don’t worry. We’re here to help you. Here are some tips on how you can make the hustle and bustle of a  shared office space work for you instead of against you.

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Explore!

Coworking spaces are often designed with multiple areas in mind. Some will feature more open, public tables, but there are also nooks and crannies for those who prefer more peace and quiet. Try each of them out. Find the place that will fit you perfectly, with the perfect ambiance that helps you achieve focus to boost your productivity. Maybe you can also move around throughout the day, depending on your mood.

Co-nnect with your co-workers

“Working” is just one half of the coworking experience. To fully experience your coworking space, you’ll need to make sure to explore the “co-“ part. Your coworking space is often designed to encourange networking and collaboration through open lounges and shared pantries.

So, why don’t stop by one of these spots to connect with some of your coworking mates? Every interaction could become an opportunity to make a friend, new clients, or even collaboration partners! Always remember to utilize this opportunity to promote your business and have them watch you as you grow.

Watch your Schedge

One of the best part about working in a coworking space is that you can form your own routine. You can choose to work in a coworking space everyday, or switch it out every so often.

One of the perks provided by GoWork to its members is that they are free to work in any GoWork location they prefer. You can try working in Senayan on Monday, and meet your clients in Thamrin the next day.

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Jump In!

Your coworking membership doesn’t only come with a table to work on. By signing in to a coworking space, you’re also signing up on the activities, events, and gatherings that the coworking community hosts for you to participate in!

Other perks of becoming a member of a coworking space often include free coffee and snacks. If you’re feeling peckish, don’t worry about grabbing a bite or two from the communal snack jar. Just be careful not to get them mixed up with other member’s private snack containers! (Pro tip: always look for labels or post-its before grabbing anything from the pantry)

The coworking experience is different for everyone. There are some of us who prefer to just utilize the space as a place to work in, and there are others who wants to dive in and get the most out of their membership. These tips will definitely help you settle in, however you want your coworking experience to be.

Hey! While you’re here, why don’t try out some of our locations? Or if you’re already knee-deep in our community, then why don’t dive in some more by checking some of these fresh and interesting events!