If you live in Annapolis, or anywhere else in the world for that matter, we’re pretty sure that by now you’ve heard the term coworking at least once.
We are even sure that you’ve likely heard the term coworking followed by the term community; because coworking without the community is just a plain workspace…and what’s the fun in that?
Coworking spaces have revolutionized the way people work, where they work from, and how they interact with those they work with. These types of spaces have taken it back to our original survival root. The root we are talking about is community; that sense of belonging, of sharing, of mutual success and growth.
In Annapolis, these types of workspaces are not only strengthening the local economy, they are also nurturing a healthier community. .
Coworking spaces gained traction as the sharing economy began to grow. Notice how we emphasized ‘sharing’? There’s a reason for that–and it has to do with why coworking spaces took off. Coworking spaces are all about sharing: time, resources, space, knowledge, insights, amenities.
In Annapolis, these spaces have strengthened the sense of community in their local neighborhoods. People connect more with one another, they get to know those around them more, and they find ways to collaborate on a regular basis.
It’s the coworking effect. It drives people together; for both personal and professional reasons.
Here are 3 ways coworking is positively affecting Annapolis, its economy, and its community:
- They keep people working from their local neighborhoods and communities, driving clients and customers to local restaurants, shops, and all types of businesses.
- They provide the perfect environment for people to connect and get to know one another, prompting spontaneous meetings, generating new ideas, driving innovation, and fostering new business partnerships. Because people are constantly interacting with one another, they also nurture loyalty and trust among members of the community.
- Last but not least, because these workspaces drive innovation and partnerships, they also enable and power new business opportunities that can be developed at a local level. Leading then to new local businesses, ergo an enhanced Annapolis economy.
And one more thing–coworking spaces are environmentally-friendly. It’s a space where people share all types of resources, they are also strategically located so people can walk, bike, or take public transportation. This all means less carbon emissions, less waste, and less air pollution.
Come visit us and experience yourself the power of coworking!