As a startup founder based in Singapore - one of the top business hubs in Asia's emerging market - should you share an office space or lease one of your own? In these modern days, the traditional office seems to be blurring. We live in an environment that is always evolving, and the concept of where we work is similarly subject to change.
Every human being has all sorts of needs whether they live in town or out of town. “Working alone, together” is a phrase that actually portrays the primary needs of most freelancers, startups, or digital nomads that most of the serviced offices can address. Loneliness or isolation is the reason why people are opting out from a 9-5 corporate job in a traditional office.
Catering to the increasingly young and tech-savvy population now entering the workforce, coworking spaces have sprouted up all over Manila. However, they’re more than just places to work - they’re community builders that integrate the feel of your neighborhood coffee shop with the functionality and professionalism of a traditional office. As each of them is unique in the spaces or services they offer, you’d be hardpressed to not find a coworking space suited to your needs.