What does it take to be happy?
People. Connecting with others in a community, establishing relationships, sharing joy.
Purpose. Creating meaning for what you do, day in and day out.
Power. Controlling your situation, whether personal or professional.
What might seem like an over-simplified breakdown is actually the blueprint to achieving a state of happiness. Most people strive for happiness in their personal lives, but who’s to say you can’t have the same connection in your professional life?
When it’s all said and done, full-time professionals will have spent more than 2,000 hours working every year. With that much time committed to an outlet outside of friends, family, and hobbies, it is key to transform the majority of those hours into an experience that makes you feel happy and fulfilled!
The Harvard Business Review conducted multiple surveys and studies to try and accurately pinpoint the kind of professional environment that breeds the highest levels of happiness and satisfaction. Overwhelmingly, the results showed that coworking professionals feel they thrive the most! On a seven-point scale, people in coworking setups reported an average of six points. For comparison, this is “at least a point higher than the average for employees who do their jobs in regular offices.”
Suite Spotte Coworking creates an environment that hands you the tools to achieve happiness. Instead of sitting in a whirring coffee shop, staring at a screen, members of our coworking community are forming valuable connections with the people in our space.
The ability to work hard and bounce around ideas in a collaborative setting builds a stronger sense of purpose in the daily work you do. Members of our La Grange community are passionate about their careers and they thrive on mutual respect, as well as a deeper sense of understanding for one another.
Ultimately, whether you are a freelancer, small business owner, or remote employee of a larger corporate office, it is important to feel in control of your professional life. Our new Forest Park coworking location will help give you and your business the sense of power and belonging that you may feel lacking in your current situation.
The ongoing research conducted by the Harvard Business Review shows that coworking can create happiness; “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.” Shake the status quo, and explore the world of coworking!