Working in an open space and collaborative environment may seem like a nightmare if you are an introvert. The good news is that co-working spaces allow for the perfect environment for people of all types of personalities to collaborate. There are many personality types that are bound to be working in co-working spaces and the way they react and work in these environments can be crucial to productivity. Here are some of the ways that co-working is adapting for extroverts and introverts.
Smaller Spaces And Private Offices
Most individuals that would consider themselves introverted speak with between 1 to 3 other individuals and at co-working space each day. They may be gathering contacts but they might also find themselves in need of a private area where they can work in isolation to stay efficient. More introverted members will be able to access private working areas while being able to connect to the community in a way that makes the most sense for them.
Open Areas Are Available When Required
A mix of open spaces and private areas is perfect for members that consider themselves to be introverted. All personality types will be able to access private offices when they require it for productivity. Introverted members will also be able to come out into the highly collaborative open spaces to meet with others and work when necessary.
Why An Introvert Should Work In a Co-Working Space
Introverts can still experience many of the same benefits that extroverts can in a corking space. The social atmosphere in a co-working space is still a benefit to introverts even if they are only speaking to a few people each day. Smalltalk could result in a contract that lasts for several years of business and the facilities available in co-working spaces allow for the perfect opportunity to create balance. These facilities are inexpensive for many entrepreneurs and introverted individuals can often get themselves into the perfect networking situation just by enjoying a coffee with someone in the break room.
Coworking is a business process that is suitable for extroverts and introverts but is productive for everyone.
This post was written by Tara Kintz. Tara is a director at Signature Workspace which is a Tampa office space. Signature Workspace, owned and operated by Cantor Fund Management, offers services and amenities such as private offices, flex space, co-working space, virtual offices, meeting/conference rooms, and more.