During my career as a copywriter and digital strategist, I’ve occupied a number of different offices for a variety of employers within the private and public sector. In these traditional work environments, workspace allocation is dependent upon your level of seniority within the company. This hierarchical system reserves corner offices for management-level staff. Meanwhile, entry and mid-level employees are limited to cramped cubicles.

The antithesis of corporate culture, coworking gives us the ability to customize work space to meet the individual needs of members. Members are given access to varied seating and flexible vignettes designed to maximize their work preferences and, in turn, boost productivity.

Here’s a few other ways coworking can improve your productivity:

Networking & Collaboration
In a coworking space, members work closely with other entrepreneurs, businesses and start-ups. By collaborating with professionals, we’re charged to think creatively about solutions to our work problems. Coworking spaces frequently leverage internal communications tools like Facebook and Slack to promote organic collaboration. Want feedback on your latest design project? Need a second opinion on proposal? Send a message to the group and receive instantaneous feedback.

Healthy Competition
As we build our professional network, we’re challenged to increase our output. Working in a collaborative environment encourages us to aim higher and compete with others to achieve more.

Work/Life Balance
Working from home certainly has its perks. However, distractions — taking the dog out, television — can inhibit your work flow and diminish your productivity. By delineating work-life and life-life, members can stick to an efficient work schedule in a distraction-free environment.

Interested in connecting with industry-leading professionals in an innovative work environment?