Research has suggested that many individuals and who work remotely in communal settings thrive and have higher than average levels of motivation compared with employees in regular working environments. This is attributed to several benefits of this new mode of employment. Some of the reasons for these working cultures are discussed below;
More meaning: research suggests that freelances and other professionals that use coworking offices in Malaysia find a lot of meaning and satisfaction from their work. This is achieved in several ways. One reason is that these settings bring in people from different working areas and projects; hence there is little politics or conflict to deal with. The second reason is the culture of mutual support and help found in these places. It is common to find people helping each other out. The third reason is the fact that there is a whole social mission involved in these working groups and culture which makes them feel a part of a larger movement.
Control of job and time: these unique settings give more autonomy to the workers, allowing them to decide how they work and how long they will work. Since most of the facilities are open 24/7, the workers have the freedom to decide if they want to put in a long day or cut home short to go home as needed. But apart from this these settings also provide the necessary discipline from having a structured routine to get work done. This is sometimes found to be lacking in work from home situations.
Cost: since these environments can be rented based on the requirements, there is no real burden for upfront investments creating a very stress free work culture within the shared office space. The furnishings and internet facilities are all provided in these locations, so individuals have no need to worry about them and focus on their core tasks only.
Community spirit: most of these environments are membership based and are managed by a team lead or a manager, that ensures a unique working experience and vibe is provided to their members. The community spirit and interaction is important for many freelancers and professionals who become members of these groups. So they thrive on the connections they make and benefit from each other. These connection building facilities are mostly lacking if you are working on your own or at home, so these spaces have emerged as a great boost.
Therefore it is clear that these unique environments cater to employee growth and motivation therefore it is probable that they will improve and develop with more innovation and foresight.