A Guide to Working Remotely: Benefits of a Coworking Space
The transition from being in-office to working remotely can cause a slight disruption in our normal routines. With new distractions, worries, and responsibilities, it can be overwhelming when first embarking on your new remote journey. Due to Covid and the Great Resignation, many of us have made the transition from sitting side-by-side with co-workers to sitting in solitude. But, it doesn’t need to be that way. As more and more people venture into coworking spaces, the more we’re figuring out what works best in these spaces.
If you’re someone who has recently made this transition, don’t worry, we’re here to help. Below, we’ve compiled this complete guide to help remote workers seamlessly navigate coworking spaces.
Elevate Your Space
One of the most important decisions to make when transitioning from in-house work to remote is the space you choose to work in. A healthy, distraction-free workspace should have access to an ample amount of air and abundant lighting to help you stay focused, sharp, and energized throughout your workday. While it may be nice to think of working on the beach or at the park surrounded by nature, these settings create an abundance of distractions and headaches. The combination of sand, crowds, and unexpected changes in weather can be frustrating when trying to accomplish daily goals. And, as relaxing as working from your home may sound, it can be a comfortable trap that eventually impacts your production and efficiency. If you find yourself struggling in one way or another, try checking out a coworking space.
Workbar offices were designed to provide the perfect amount of lighting and airflow to help you stay focused and energized throughout your workday without the worry of external distractions. Various workspace solutions are available to help address all remote and digital needs. Like a private office for a more secluded and secure workspace for small teams and individuals. Or consider a dedicated desk to help you stay organized and efficient without having to lug around files and equipment. No matter what your workspace needs are, Workbar has you covered.
Staying connected with your co-workers is a must, especially while working remotely. Whether you communicate virtually or in-person, setting time aside to openly converse and engage with your team is crucial. Not only is this important for productivity but also for your mental health. Working remotely can make it easy to fall into a habit of staying quiet and reclusive, and falling into isolation can lead to major issues down the road if you don’t take action ahead of time.
As a Workbar member, take advantage of our meeting spaces, along with our intuitive meeting tools, to stay connected with your co-workers no matter where they are located. If a meeting space is too large, private phone booths are another great option for individuals in need of temporary privacy. And, do not be afraid to connect with others around the office. Workbar does not only provide a healthy workspace, but also a safe, social environment as well. Get to know those you share a space with!
Practice Healthy Habits
At Workbar, we’re all about wellness. From design to practice, we know that staying healthy is more important now than it’s ever been before. Although most remote work isn’t labor intensive, that doesn’t mean it comes without health risks. Back pain, eye strain, and fatigue are just a few of the health problems digital workers face. To ensure a healthy and productive workday, it’s extremely important to pre-emptively address these issues.
Nearly 60 million Americans have experienced computer vision syndrome which impacts performance, mood, and productivity if not properly addressed. It’s important to take small breaks throughout your workday to mitigate the time spent staring at a screen. Try implementing a 20-20-20 rule. For every 20 minutes spent looking at a screen; look at something at least 20 feet away for 20 seconds. If you are still experiencing eye irritation, consult an optometrist to discuss your symptoms. There may be a solution as simple as incorporating the use of eye drops in your day, investigating different types of contacts, and other options that may work best for you. As the digital landscape continues to expand, our needs are becoming more reliant on it. It's worth being aware of the effects it will have on one of our most vital organs, our eyes.
While eye health is extremely important, it’s equally as important to be aware of your mobility and posture while working from a desk. To help, all Workbar locations have been equipped with ergonomic furniture to mitigate back pain and promote healthy posture. And, at select locations, be sure to utilize the onsite and in-building wellness facilities including a yoga studio, fitness center, and spa to help stay fit and stress-free throughout your workday.
Remote work can be stressful, isolating, and chaotic, but it doesn’t have to be. Schedule a tour today, to find your future workspace!