There is no denying it. The way we work matters and how we show up matters. This is not going to be a long-winded explanation of the why’s, how’s, who’s, and what’s of this conversation. It is being debated across a wide cross-section of industries and traditional labor sectors. You can find a never-ending amount of content on the subject.
What I know about working is that people of all ages, backgrounds, and education levels are finding ways to spend more time doing the things they love and less time building the dreams of others. This means that employers, non-profits, and big corporations alike are going to have to adapt to a workforce that is no longer accepting the status quo.
Being Proactive About the Way We Work
The proactive companies and employers will find ways to work with their employees to support their success in the company rather than expecting a rigid adherence to an outdated and inefficient system. People are looking for companies that are willing to embrace efficiency and let go of the micro-management that costs everyone time and money.
It's easy to get into a rut when it comes to the way we work. We might find ourselves constantly refreshing our email or browsing social media, instead of getting things done. But there are ways to be more proactive about the way we work, and make sure that we're being productive. Joining a coworking space can help stave off the rut and keep you engaged in your community.
Most of all, potential employees are weighing the “opportunity costs” (Jennie Mustafa-Julock) rather than saying yes to the first employment offer they get. In fact, many are deciding to not apply to positions that are not a good fit for their dreams, goals, and family life. I believe this is a departure from the traditional path workers have taken in the past.
With the changes in expectations on both sides, come the questions of how and where people will work. The “where” of it all has been answered in many cities with the appearance of coworking spaces that allow people to join communities comprised of many people working remotely in all kinds of capacities.
Here are a few more thoughts about the way we work
Don’t take our word for it. There are many opinions about how we work and what it means to work remotely, cowork, and the changing landscape. Check out the articles below to find out more about the way we work.
- Quit Limiting Yourself, Take a Remote Job
- The Dark Side of Working Remote
- Study says that remote workers are happier and stay in jobs longer
- How Co-Working Spaces Are Helping To Create True Sense Of Community And Why We Need It Right Now
- An open letter to those who think remote working doesn’t work
Interested in Joining Our Community?
I hope you will consider remote working as a viable option. If you're reading this, there's a good chance that you spend at least some of your time working remotely. And if that's the case, then you already know that it can be a great way to have more control over how you work. But what you may not know is that there are tons of other remote workers out there who would love to connect with you.
If you find you would like more info about the local coworking community in Butler, PA, take the next step. Please take a moment to fill in this form and we will be in touch ASAP. Thank you for thinking about adding your epicness to our pool of ambitious, driven entrepreneurs, creatives, remote workers, and professionals. We can’t wait to meet you!