Why continuing education is essential for freelancersLots of people hear the word “freelance” and interpret it to mean “between jobs.” While it might be true that some aspects of a freelance job are less concrete than punching a clock in an office building every day, many freelancers feel more secure with a diverse array of clients and skills to choose from. The key to sustaining freelance success is continuing your education.
Why Freelance Jobs Are More Secure Than Office JobsLots of people think that freelancing is something you do when you can’t find a real job. Some people say they could never live without the security of a traditional job. But what’s so great about living with the fear that an HR person you’ve never met will decide your job’s not necessary any more?
Who do you share your power outlet with?The person sitting next to you could be your next business partner. That was the experience of Parker Whitney and Jake O’Brien, who founded an exciting games development company Flyclops.com after meeting at Indyhall in Philadelphia. Here’s a simple and inspiring story of what can occur when coworking really works.
Coworking fits all generationsMost coworking spaces are melting pots of individuals from all ages. Our final part of the Global Coworking Survey reveals some key differences between the needs of younger and older coworkers. As they age, coworkers work less, are more flexible, and are more loyal to their coworking space. Younger coworker, by contrast, are more likely to require dedicated desks and 24-hour access.
Beware the 4-year drop: Coworker attitudes change over timeAfter four years in a coworking space, members begin to lose their satisfaction and attachment. They come in to the office less often and make plans to leave altogether. The Global Coworker Survey shows that the needs and attitudes of coworkers change the longer they stay in their workspace. They switch from flexible to permanent desks, from office hours to 24/7 plans, and desire better infastructure. What can coworking spaces do to retain members?
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