Going to work used to mean going into an office, fluorescently lit, and complete with manilla accents, forced small talk and micromanaging bosses. And even if you were lucky enough to have the option to work remotely, working from home or coffee shops presented its own set of distractions and challenges. But within the last five to ten years, a new trend started to creep up, a trend that has now swelled into a huge movement that is changing the way people work all over the world. It’s called coworking and it is definitely the new, cool kid in town. In fact, in 2018 alone, the number of coworking spaces rose 16% in the U.S. and 36% outside the U.S, and continues to grow. There are roughly 35,000 flexible workspaces in the entire world, which represents 521 million square feet. Bob Dylan said it best. “The times they are a changin.” And that is a very good thing.What is a coworking space??
Essentially a coworking space is a collective of individuals and businesses working in a shared communal space. Generally these spaces are equipped with common areas such as kitchens and dining areas, breakout lounge areas etc. Meeting rooms are also a necessity and are managed usually by some form of reservation booking software online. The idea is to provide anything a business would need to function, plus the community, networking and connectivity that helps businesses grow. Coworking is the nutrient rich soil for small and midsize businesses to really thrive.
Here at the root, helping businesses thrive is our modus operandi. We seek to create an atmosphere that is actually enjoyable, a place that is deeply conducive to both productivity and comfort. That is why we feature not only all the amenities that are standard in coworking spaces, but so much more. We offer kinetic games to get the body moving like cornhole and ping pong, as well as top of the line hydraulic desks and ergonomic chairs. We also throw member happy hours and other community events to help you get and stay connected. We hope you will come check us out and let us show you why the root is the gold standard in coworking.