Thursday, July 30, 2015

CoWorking Space: A Culture of Me To A Culture of We

Coworking spaces is defined as membership-based work spaces where diverse groups of freelancers, remote workers, and other independent professionals work together in a shared, communal setting.

When I first heard about it, I wonder if it actually works. 

There’s this coworking space I went to last Wednesday in Makati. It’s called A Space. I went there to watch an art exhibit. The artist/painter rented one of the spaces there for his show. It was supposed to start at 6pm. The weather was bad at that time. It was raining cats and dog so I went there early. 

While waiting for the exhibit to start, I was welcomed by one of the coworkers named Genie, a sweet girl who showed me around. She introduced me to the world of coworking space. She let me roam around and check every corner. I was able to take a few shots from my Iphone. I saw some group of people busy working in their preferred rented spaces. I can sense that they were working and having great fun at the same time.

I found a special place for me too. I got my Microsoft Surface out of my bag and blogged. The wifi connection was so strong. I even prepared myself a cup of coffee which was free flowing. I was able to finish my blog and had it scheduled for future date posting. 

A Space is the place to be if you want to get things done. It is an alternative place for people to work.

A Space isn’t like a traditional office. It comprises of associates who work for a variety of different companies and projects.  

People will not feel that they have to put on a work persona to fit in. Plus, I believe that working among other people doing diverse kinds of work can make one’s own work identity stronger. 

More importantly, there is a big possibility of learning from other coworkers from whatever exceptional skill sets that they can offer or make available to other community members.

A Space
110 Legazpi Street