Coworking, an Economic Concept…

Coworking involves sharing a workspace with other independent workers or employees from companies, usually startups. It's a place of exchange, conducive to conviviality and building a professional network. This way of working is not only beneficial to the collaborators, who improve their quality of life, but also to employers who no longer have to bear the costs of half-empty offices. Prices are affordable, with the possibility of renting by the day or even by the hour, or in the form of packages for longer durations.

Furthermore, companies that allow their employees to work from anywhere can hire the best talent and retain them. Finally, coworking spaces contribute to revitalizing small towns or emerging sectors. According to a study by Regus, coworking is expected to generate €123 billion in economic impact in France by 2030.

…But Also Environmentally Responsible

Beyond that, coworking is a concept beneficial for the environment. Indeed, while offices occupied by a single organization are known to be energy-intensive, a shared workspace is a real alternative in terms of resource and space consumption, as everything is shared. Occupants share not only the space but also all the equipment (printers, kitchen equipment, lighting, heating...), which avoids waste and reduces waste. Moreover, by preferring a workplace close to home, the coworker limits their travel, which has consequences on their carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions.

All of this fits perfectly into a sustainable development approach. Besides, coworking spaces are generally equipped with low-energy-consuming and more planet-friendly products. Everything is done to ensure that everyone contributes to limiting their impact on the environment. In fact, many coworking offices have developed their offer around this eco-responsible value, at a time when the management of natural resources becomes a real challenge.

Our Tips for Choosing the Right Coworking Space

To choose the right coworking space, you should base your decision on various criteria. For example, the location of the place is of utmost importance in your decision-making process. It must be ideally located and easily accessible. The space must be pleasant, well-arranged, and correspond to your personal aspirations. You should also opt for a space specialized in your sector of activity to be able to exchange with people sensitive to the same issues as you.

Don't hesitate to inquire about the services offered. Each coworking space offers different formulas, more or less flexible (subscriptions by day, week, à la carte...). Also, study the services available (kitchen, concierge, event organization, provision of lockers...). Finally, the cost of your shared workspace must be in line with your budget, needless to say.