A coworking space can be an excellent location for freelancers, entrepreneurs and employees to have a place to work and a desk as part of a monthly fee. Choosing to enjoy a shared workspace can have its benefits for collaboration but it can also be highly distracting if you  regularly work in a private office space. Choosing the right technique can help you to maximize productivity even when you are in a large open office setup.

Managing Distractions

An open workspace can provide you with plenty of distractions. You need to get your tasks done and this means getting rid of distractions. Using headphones, putting up a do not disturb sign and other actions can make sure that you can cut out some of the social distractions and audio distractions from across your workspace. Moving to a corner of the workspace or finding an area that is somewhat private can help you to eliminate some of the visual distractions that you could be facing. Although it might be difficult for you to find a corner of the space to start working, this could be beneficial if you are really in a time crunch.

To Improve Your Personal Productivity

Plan and prioritize your day starting with the to do list. Having a proper schedule when you’re working for yourself will help you to set realistic goals and stay on track throughout the day. Even taking small breaks to help other people could mess up your schedule so make sure that you leave some time for flexibility. Scheduling some time for breaks will allow you to stay focused and ensure that you don’t get burnt out when focusing on large tasks.

Working towards finding productivity in a shared workspace is not always easy. The best way to get started is to try it for yourself and then work at improving your productivity over time. Check into a local coworking space and consider a membership plan that will work best for your needs. Refine your process over time and consider productivity as you assess your growth in a coworking space.

This post was written by Tara Kintz. Tara is a director at Signature Workspace. 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. Click here for more information.

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