Flex workstations, they are more popular than ever. But how did flex workstations rise to the top in such a short time? Well, because employees want to break free from employers and follow their dream of being their own boss. In The Netherlands the increase of independent entrepreneurs without staff has increased with 514.000 since 2003. Are you one of those entrepreneurs who works from home all day, but are you a bit bored with that? That’s when flex workstations are the solution for you. After reading this article, we’re sure you’re going to want to pack up your stuff and go to a flex workstation.
Never heard of a flex workstation before? Let us enlighten you. A flex workstation is a place in a city which is designed to seat multiple people. Walk in whenever you want and start working. The only thing you need is your work equipment. Do you have a fixed computer at home? Rent a Macbook or rent a laptop if you don’t want to buy one.
1. Whenever you want, wherever you want
Flex workstations are everywhere. For example, you have a meeting in a different city but it’s delayed for two hours. Find yourself flex workstations and get to work. There are even some workstations who are open 24/7 if you’re really early. There’s a lot of thought going in the locations of the workstations. They are easily reachable by public transport or near a highway. This is not only convenient for yourself, but also if there is someone coming in to discuss business with you.
2. Welcome business contacts
That leads us to another reason why you should work at flex workstations. It’s simple to welcome business contacts in the stations. Many flex workstations dispose of meeting rooms which you can easily rent. Most stations offer reception service to welcome your business guest. This will give you the time to get your papers in order and get to the meeting room.
3. Social contact
When you’re an entrepreneur who just started out or always works alone, you might miss social contacts every now and then. That’s why a flex workstation is the ideal place for you. There are many entrepreneur peers who are in the same boat as you. Hence why it’s easy to lay contacts at a flex workstation. You don’t have to be a social butterfly to get in contact with other people at the stations. Sit next to someone else everyday or just sit next to someone during their lunch break. This way, you can network, share ideas or problems or brainstorm with them. Maybe you’ll eventually get some new friends out of it.
4. Change of Scenery
A change of scenery is important to break the monotony which a lot of workers experience. Because monotony is boring and decreases happiness. And that’s not what we want. So, to spice this up, go to a flex workstation. In these workstations you can sit wherever you like. Are there multiple flex workstations in your city? Pick a different workstation every day.
So, grab your stuff and make your way to a flex workstation.