In 2016, there have been around 15 million self-employed workers in the United States. This is according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and is backed up by many other agencies and the fact that a total of 150 million Americans are employed in total. While all of these people are the workhorse that drives the U.S. economy, these people are faced with a common problem – office space. These days, in order to meet the needs of these workers, real estate developers and architects have been designing special office/working spaces where these people can work better. These spaces are called shared office spaces, and according to real estate developer Brent Carrier, they are more efficient, more economic and simply – smart. He has even argued that this type of space is the future of the workplace.
Even though working from home might sound fun, after a while, it can get lonely and counterproductive. Cafes are also great for getting some work done, but after a few hours, you’ll start to feel like you should move on. Brent Carrier believes that work should be satisfying, and co-working spaces combine the best things about working in an office while leaving out the negatives. The office spaces are fully furnished and usually leased on a pay-as-you-go basis, which enables individuals to occupy office space without signing long-term leases or security deposits.