New in Saskatoon, coworking space is a great option for those who work alone yet seek the socialization and potential for collaboration that an office workplace provides. Following the suggestions above can help you make the most of the experience.
Make Sure To Socialize
This one may seem a no-brainer, but it bears mentioning. The many potential benefits of doing business out of a coworking space will mean very little for your creativity or output if you don’t take advantage of them.
Help Other Members When Possible (But Only When Asked)
Aside from being a kind thing to do, assisting other members of your coworking space will help maintain the collaborative spirit of the community. Keep in mind always, though, that unwanted help is often a hindrance. Try never to help until asked.
Get To Know the Team
Talking to the team of the coworking space you are considering joining may give you valuable insight. A coworking space’s team will be able to give you an idea of the level of socialization and collaboration you might expect. Also, the team may prove a great business resource, as he or she will know not only the current members of the workspace but likely past and present members as well.
Coworking spaces sometimes host networking events for the community of members. Attending these mixers is a great way to meet members who may not work the same hours as you. Aside from making new business and professional connections, networking events are a good way to become involved with the greater membership of your coworking space.
Join the Community
This is more than simply a rehashing of the above mentioned “network” and “make sure to socialize” sections. Coworking spaces are communities with distinct cultures. When you choose yours, you’ll be looking for that positive, productive energy, right? Be sure to add regularly and enthusiastically to that energy. When you do, you will not only inspire those around you but you’ll release more of your own creative energy.
If you are looking for a coworking space in Saskatoon, be sure to come down to Passion Safe and check out our new 8000 sq ft facility.