If we work at a traditional nine to five job, we get the benefits of community and structure. Many companies these days, right from the screening stage, provide applicants with a mentor to guide them through the whole process and acquaint them with the company culture. Orientations and ice-breakers are no less common. This provides employees a homely entry in the corporate world.
In addition, most companies these days have events scheduled for the entire team throughout the year- events such as festival celebrations, workshops and picnics. This helps to further develop the sense of community.
The flip side of such a job is that people often end up losing freedom and the ability to control their own lives, especially in comparison to freelancing or entrepreneurship. You have to always be on time, your work can never be below par and you may have to miss out on other aspects of life. Some people go as far as saying that the remuneration you receive for your job is not just a price for your work, but also the price you get to abandon your dreams. Of course, that may not be true for everyone, but the reasons one would say so are evident.
The other alternative is to work for ourselves from home; we gain independence but there is a chance of suffering from loneliness and bad habits might catch up because of not being surrounded by a work community.
Coworking is a solution to the problems stated above. The balance in coworking allows you to get the freedom and flexibility you crave for. It gives you the perfect work-life balance. At the same time, there is a whole community with whom you can reap the benefits of socializing.
Cokarya welcomes all freelancers, entrepreneurs and even corporates to give our way of work a chance- maybe it is just what you needed!