We considered, over the past few weeks, how to behave and how to maintain a healthy lifestyle while you chug away at your coworking space. Today we’ll consider how – and why — working here at the Cooperative Venture Workspace improves productivity.

The Harvard Business Review must have been thinking of us when it said “a well-designed work environment and a well-curated work experience are part of the reason people who cowork demonstrate higher levels of thriving than their office-based counterparts.”

When it comes to a well-designed work environment and well-curated work experience, it doesn’t get any better than what we’ve created here at the Workspace. 

Why does productivity improve in coworking space? The Harvard Business Review offers a few insights:

  • People who use coworking spaces see their work as meaningful
  • They have more job control
  • They feel part of a community

Wondering how you can improve your productivity? Here’s our ideas:

Know yourself and your working style

Are you an office person? A cubicle person? Or are you more productive in a comfy chair? You know how you work best. A good co-working space, such as the Workspace, will have a variety of options available for members to accommodate their specific work needs and habits;

Set goals

You may only have a certain amount of time that you are working at your space. Focus on what needs to get done. Write out a to-do list if that’s helpful to you;

Take advantage of the knowledge base

A lot of smart people are at work in places such as the Workspace. Get to know them. They may have insights that are helpful to what you do. Make these contacts beneficial to you. Don’t use them as a means to procrastinate.

Take breaks

Did you know experts suggest taking a break once every hour? See our posting about maintaining a healthy lifestyle for even more about how taking breaks can help with productivity and overall health and wellness. 

Take advantage of technology

That includes not only what’s available online (calendars, pop-up reminders, etc.) but also what is available at the space. The Workspace offers fast online connections as well as voice, video and display enabled conference rooms.