The Evolution of Coworking Spaces and the Impact of Social Support 

Coworking spaces have revolutionized the concept of work environments, especially for independent professionals. As we transition into more dynamic work cultures, these spaces are not just about the physical infrastructure, but also about fostering social interactions between one another. A recent study delves into how these interactions within coworking spaces shape professional experiences. 

The study was conducted in two parts to offer insightful revelations. The first part of the study aimed to understand if social interactions in coworking spaces served as social support. This study concluded that interactions range from casual conversations to networking, feedback sharing, and collaborations. This suggests that coworking spaces are not just physical work areas but also social support systems. 

The second part of the study focused on the role of social support in coworking spaces. This study compared social support in coworking spaces with traditional work settings. The outcome of the study concluded that social support positively affects performance satisfaction in both environments. However, in coworking spaces, this relationship is significantly mediated by self-efficacy, particularly under high time pressure. This indicates a unique dynamic in coworking spaces where social support becomes crucial in challenging situations.

The rapid growth of coworking spaces can be attributed to their ability to meet the evolving needs of the modern workforce. By 2015, there were approximately 7,800 coworking spaces around the world, and this number has continued to rise (Gerdenitsch et al., 2016). These spaces address the persistent issue of isolation often faced by freelancers and remote workers alike, providing not only a physical place to work but also a vibrant community to engage with. 

However, to fully maximize the benefits of coworking spaces, it’s essential to facilitate environments that balance social interaction with focused work. This can be achieved through organized events and creating spaces that cater to both collaboration and individual work. 

One coworking space that excels in providing this balance is TeamWorking by TechNexus. Our community is designed to cater to a diverse range of professionals, from entrepreneurs and freelancers to executives and teams. We recognize the important role of social support in the workplace, and that’s why we’ve built not a traditional office environment, but a social office environment. 

Whether you thrive on social interactions or prefer to work independently, TeamWorking offers the best of both worlds. Our coworking space is a hub of innovation and collaboration, allowing you to connect with like-minded individuals while also providing you with the spaces you need for concentrated work. 

So, if you’re tired of the mundane office space and seek an all-inclusive, supportive community, join us at TeamWorking by TechNexus. You won’t regret it. Come be a part of the future of work, where collaboration and social support are the heart of success.

Gerdenitsch, C., Scheel, T. E., Andorfer, J., & Korunka, C. (2016). Coworking spaces: A Source of Social Support for Independent Professionals. Frontiers. Retrieved from