|Co-mmunity's new location in LaJolla.|
To be honest, until a couple of months ago, I had never heard about coworking spaces.
So what is it?
First, unlike a traditional office, coworking spaces consist of members who work for a range of different companies, ventures, and projects. Because there is little direct competition or internal politics, they don’t feel they have to put on a work persona to fit in. Working amidst people doing different kinds of work can also make one’s own work identity stronger according to Havard Business Review.
Even though the coworking movement has its origins among freelancers, entrepreneurs, and the tech industry, it’s becoming relevant for a broader range of people and organizations.
Coworking has become a trendy topic in corporate and commercial real estate in part because it both recognizes and romanticizes the modern working world. These buzzing hives of activity, shared by tech workers, entrepreneurs, and creatives, represent both the growth of the sharing economy and the antithesis of yesterday’s corporate offices. They’re birthplaces of startups!
Places like NeueHouse in Los Angeles, WeWork West Broadway in NYC or Village Workspaces on Olympic Boulevard in Los Angeles are amongst the most popular ones.
According to a global coworking study conducted by Deskmag, the industry expects to grow by 22 percent next year and expand to 13,800 locations worldwide.
Coworking spaces are normally accessible 24/7. People can decide when they want to go and how many breaks they need making their schedule more flexible. They can choose whether they want to work in a quiet space so they can focus, or in a more collaborative space with shared tables where interaction is encouraged.
Connections with others are a big reason why people pay to work in a communal space, as opposed to working from home for free or renting a nondescript office. Each coworking space has its own vibe, and the managers of each space go to great lengths to cultivate a unique experience that meets the needs of their respective members.
I had the opportunity to meet with Anatoly Devyataykin, the owner of CO-MMUNITY CREATIVE SPACE in one of their new creative co-working space located here in LaJolla. Their primary mission is to support all of their members and helps them reach their goals through sharing resources, connecting and supporting each other.They are located in the heart of the LaJolla Village, close to all the restaurants, gyms, banks and beaches. Not only their new office is stunning, but they also have a beautiful roof top patio where you can come, relax and get inspired while watching the sunset. That is how an office should be right?
You can find here all the information about their new location, plans and pricing.
|The conference room at Co-munnity in LaJolla|
|The rooftop at Co-mmunity in LaJolla|