The concept of digital nomads is evolving everyday and seeping into the technology and startups ecosystem. With the ever rising technology, more and more people have chosen to work remotely and travel frequently to then work as digital nomads. Usually, “Digital Nomads” are the professionals who work solely or as freelancers and lead a nomadic lifestyle, travelling to different places. All they need for their work is a competent internet connection. Sometimes it might be a temporary lifestyle to escape the monotonous routine but for some its a permanent decision.
Working at coffee shops without any restraints of normal 8 hours office culture may sound fanciful but can be challenging, considering the isolation, distraction, lack of accountability and support. This is where coworking spaces have come in where digital nomads could be involved within the shared work spaces which provides them the opportunity to work independently still within the community. Digital nomadic lifestyle and coworking spaces perfectly complement each other. Unlike coffee shops, they provide uninterrupted power supplies, broadband facility and professionals set up to allow you to work without distractions. These shared office spaces will provide both dedicated and hot desks. Most of the coworking space providers will also have provision for meeting rooms, conference halls and private cabins so that you could meet the urgent needs for your projects.
When working from coffee shops, it is easy to get distracted thus putting no end to your work day. Backpacking and relocating every few days won’t give you the opportunity to get friendly with the place. More than a trend, these shared work spaces are direct response to the growing economy of freelancers, solo proprietors and digital nomads. These work spaces will provide ample opportunities to socialise and be a part of different activities at work as you set foot in new city.
While you work on the go, coming in contact with the locals at coworking spaces acts as an incentive for digital nomads. Many coworking space providers also offer the option for co-living, where either small rooms are built within coworking spaces or certain hotels have also started providing coworking spaces equipped with all the facilities of an office space. Many luxurious hotels have made the provision for work spaces with lobbies, corridors and at terraces to offer a new experience for their clients. Also, some popular coworking space providers have merged hospitality areas with the efficient work environment of coworking spaces. Also, you will could mingle and network with other similar minded digital nomads and entrepreneurs, which is helpful towards collaborations and business activities.
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When you are in the town for a day, hot desks have become one of the most sought after options for most of the travelling workers. It allows optimum use of spaces and resources by accommodating people from different industrial backgrounds. For the flexible work schedules, coworking spaces are a one stop solution. These usually open plan spaces offer typical office facilities such as printers, scanners, copiers and more. Additionally, you will have access to well stocked pantry facilities. Among the similar people, you can avoid any sense of competition giving you the advantage of of not putting work persona to fit in.
Digital nomadic lifestyle holds an interesting future. Witnessing the growth of preference for freelancing, mobility and technical advancements millennial are driven towards digital nomadism. Coworking spaces are popping up all across the globe as the benefits it holds are innumerable. Roaming with your laptop and to-do list, you will get ample of options for coworking spaces to choose from. All you will need is to choose a conveniently located coworking space equipped with all the necessary facilities including flexible membership plans. This will ensure you the convenience to move between places. As the digital nomadic community is fortunately interactive and active, these shared spaces will help them develop and enhance their entrepreneurial initiative.