Arlington, VA

1100 N. Glebe Road Suite 1010
Arlington, VA 22201

by Christina Buff
9/3/2015 4:08:01 PM

Maybe you’re a solo freelancer trying to boost your productivity in a shared workplace, or perhaps you’re thinking of renting a coworking space for your small remote business. Regardless of your situation, in order to take advantage of all the benefits a coworking space as to offer, you must be proactive. The way you shape your experience is up to you, but how do you make it worth your while? Here are 3 ways to make the most of your coworking space.

  1. Introduce yourself. Yes, it really is that simple. Don’t be afraid to said hello the first day and let others know who you are and what you do for future reference. Not only will you feel better about breaking the ice, but you will also be able to relax with a more focused and productive mindset. Plus, an introduction at the beginning will help for future collaboration.
  2. Collaborate with others. When you can’t quite grasp a concept or an idea, or you need another skillset to tackle an assignment, reach out to others. One of the most beneficial and unique quirks about coworking space is the ability to collaborate with others from similar, or completely different fields of expertise. Reaching out to others for help will help you get things done more efficiently, and will strengthen your networking pool. Perhaps they know others who could benefit from your skillset in the future.
  3. Attend events. Coworking spaces tend to hold office functions and events pretty frequently. Whether it’s a community building or networking event, or just a fun happy hour to socialize with friends, come out of your shell and attend! This will boost your network and enable future collaborations, as well as help you feel more comfortable in your coworking habitat. Most of all, attending office events will help you learn something—about running a business, about productivity, or simply, about yourself.

Coworking space doesn’t have to just be a rented desk. It can be a wonderful source of inspiration and collaboration. It’s about surrounding yourself with individuals and companies that help one another grow. Coworking just takes a little bit of energy and motivation to reap the benefits.

To get started in your own coworking space in Tysons Corner, VA today, contact Intelligent Office. We’ll make you feel right at home!

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