When searching for a coworking space, one of the first things potential members look for are the member perks. While The Haven offers plenty of member benefits like high-speed fiber Wi-Fi, monthly member happy hours, and a variety of flexible workspaces, many of our member perks are less tangible. Here, we’ll share five intangible perks of being a member at The Haven Coworking.
Built-in Network of Professionals
As a coworking space, our members work across endless industries and sectors. Not only are you likely to have day-to-day conversations with members from different industries, but make real connections with them, too.
These daily interactions can serve as “soft networking,” allowing you to start building a network of professionals. Additionally, the likelihood of receiving referrals—or having a trustworthy referral—increases. Many of our Haven members are known to work on projects together and make introductions for those seeking the right connection.
Sense of community
The Haven is a great way to meet new people, especially if you’re new in town. Having a sense of community can impact our happiness and feeling of belonging. In fact, a 2016 study revealed that “happy people are more connected to the neighborhoods in which they live.”
Furthermore, you’re likely to build trustworthy relationships both personally and professionally. Many of our members attend most of our monthly members’ happy hours, leading to deeper connections and stronger relationships.
Sure, the term “work-life balance” is a bit controversial. After all, is there a balance? We believe that the work-life balance is a cycle.
It looks a bit like this:
- Press pause and identify what’s causing imbalance.
- Increase your awareness to better identify the feelings you’re feeling.
- Reprioritize by asking yourself, “am I making too many sacrifices?”
- How can you better align with your work demands?
- Implement changes, but not too quickly. Avoid burnout by introducing new changes or systems one at a time.
So, how can The Haven support this? As a “coworker,” you have the option to build your own hybrid work schedule. Reducing burnout is high on many remote workers’ lists these days, and having a space that supports your productivity—and rest—can foster those efforts.
Sure, The Haven’s abundance of natural plants, positive energy, and gorgeous scenery influences its environment. However, it’s the people—and the energy they bring into the space—that make up The Haven’s positive work atmosphere.
When you bring together a group of people who are actively working to reduce burnout, foster their work-life balance, and have a sense of community, the energy reverberates throughout the space. Being greeted with a smile from our dynamic Community Desk Team is contagious. Plus, the abundance of natural lighting reflecting off the Deschutes River literally and figuratively brightens the mood.
Being a Part of Our Mission
When you are a part of The Haven’s community, you’re also contributing to our mission: to become the first metro area in the country to reach gender and racial parity in representation in entrepreneurship, business, community leadership, and politics.
Not only are you supporting a local business, but you’re supporting the ripple effect of our mission throughout Central Oregon. Additionally, you’re making connections with other small local businesses and entrepreneurs, allowing our local economy to flourish.
Benefits of a Coworking Space
If you’re looking to create more professional and personal relationships, develop a sense of community, find your work-life balance cycle, spend your days in a positive environment, and support DEI efforts, consider joining us at The Haven Coworking.
Try coworking for just $149 your first month with a trial membership and start connecting with local remote workers and freelancers. Or, get one of our day passes and punchcards for single or multiple-day use.
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