What is coworking between freelancers and employees?

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Although freelancers are still the most common members of coworking spaces, the percentage of coworkers described themselves as employees is increasing, and currently reaches about a quarter worldwide and one-third in the United States.

Approximately one out of nine members is an entrepreneur, ie have a business with employees.
  • How different professional status influence on the opinions and expectations that everyone has with respect to the coworking space?
The 2nd Global Coworking Survey analyzed the different needs and results of these three professional groups.

Of all the groups, freelancers are those with lower incomes but are most benefit from being part of a center for collaborative work, as more than half (!) States have increased their income also significantly since they joined their coworking space.

They probably have not only improved the payments but also have to wait for less to get the money to them because they work with other people in coworking spaces. In the case of entrepreneurs (with employees), this percentage is somewhat lower. Only employees have experienced a negative change in their salaries since they are coworkers. That said, one in eight employees earn more than the other groups, despite having a fixed monthly salary.

It should be noted that these results are very simplified since the nature of the work (sector specialization of the person / company and customer type) influences the income rather than professional status. However, they do provide some important information about the great influence of professional status between groups.

The results also show how long would expect a coworker to stay in a space.

For example:

  • Employees are usually members for an average of just seven months. Also, they spend less time in coworking spaces freelancers and entrepreneurs, so (yet) have failed to embrace all the benefits of coworking.

Entrepreneurs are most increase self – confidence when they join a coworking space
In almost all coworking spaces, freelancers have expanded their social circle and professionals (94% and 88% respectively) networks. You can almost always make useful contacts (4.1 in two months) and experience the greatest increase in productivity.

This survey has been considered members of coworking spaces that have other employees as entrepreneurs, of which 92% feel more confident since joining a coworking space. The same percentage likes to have ended with insulation. This group is the ablest to benefit from a relaxing evening at home and the ability to keep their knowledge up to date.

One in three entrepreneurs will expand its portfolio of staff in payroll, which will belong to the category of “business with other employees.” In any case, whether or not employees, entrepreneurs often work with freelancers.

For employees, coworking spaces can have many benefits. social networks expand, isolation is reduced and productivity is increased, even though the change is not as marked as in the other two groups. There was no area in which employees have been mostly negative changes. On the contrary, the negative aspects (as in other professional groups) were evaluated in the range of low values of single digits.

More teamwork requires more privacy

Each of the three groups surveyed has different expectations about your workspace. Somewhat surprising, employees often appreciate being part of a community. Since a relatively high amount of them previously worked in traditional offices, have a basic office equipment is usually one of the most important aspects, the third after the community and interaction.

The survey also revealed that, for them, have a fixed position is not necessarily a requirement. By contrast, the volume of itself is a problem coworker, with almost one in three was annoyed with the noise of your new workspace. Unlike other groups, most of them are satisfied with access during the traditional workday.

For entrepreneurs, the potential for interdisciplinary work is more important than for other groups and are willing to pay more for a job. For them, it is important to have some influence on the layout and interior design coworking space, as this is a reflection of your business to your customers.
Four out of five entrepreneurs work in teams of mobile or fixed work (more than any other group) and, therefore, prefer to have a fixed position, rather than the other professional groups.

The optimal arrangement of the workspace of an entrepreneur is somewhat ambiguous: on the one hand seeking privacy and a space that allows them to work in close equipment; on the other, it should be open enough to encourage interaction with others. Need to cover this conflict, the events in their coworking space are valued.

Before entering a coworking space, 64% of freelancers working at home. This may explain in part why most do not have preferences regarding the distribution of coworking space. As 70% of freelancers working independently have a mobile plan since it is sufficient, but also greatly values have unlimited access to the facilities. In addition, freelancers are more concerned about the price, which may partly influence by the fact that they have lower than other income.

Interaction is critical

Interaction is the common denominator between each of the groups and one of the main factors of a coworking space. If they had the opportunity to change something in their coworking spaces, it is assumed that respondents would begin improving the kitchen.

Among the first things on the list of things to change are also solutions to create a quieter work space. However, the positive aspects of coworking space outweigh the negatives: both employees as freelancers and entrepreneurs love their coworking space.

Freelancers are the most loyal members

What does the future hold? Most of the members of each group did not intend to leave their coworking space, even the most faithful are freelancers. In the case of entrepreneurs, the figure was half.
When companies grow beyond a certain size, coworking space no longer adequate. Companies remain or not in their coworking space depends largely on the services offered, especially with regard to wider and privacy rooms.

Entrepreneurs are the members who stay longer, but also more often think about changing workplace

However, it is assumed that for responsible coworking space otherwise applies: an increasingly larger company could unbalance relations between members of the space. The spontaneous release of a “large” company could leave a hole in the budget, which is usually calculated every month. It could be difficult occupy several positions vacant suddenly stay in a short time, resulting in lost revenue and a reduction of services offered, at the expense of the other members.

Entrepreneurs are among the most active members of coworking space, tend to talk more to their acquaintances about their workspace and, therefore, are also more likely to attract new members.

Employees tend to be less active with coworking, with a cumulative half involved externally (25%) or in their coworking space (24%). The other half likes coworking, but simply prefers to concentrate on his work. As employees work primarily in fixed equipment (46%) have fewer meetings “new and useful” and rarely participate in events, integration measures targeted to their particular needs could help improve your experience as coworkers.