Phull even connected with people in other branches in Bengaluru while attending and hosting events in the coworking space.
“Coworking spaces are like LinkedIn, but more personal,” says Phull, 34.
Things like electricity, internet, infrastructure, property-related paperwork, registration, utilities, and even employee engagement are taken care of by the coworking space, enabling members to focus solely on their work.
Hadley D’Souza, 26, who worked as a writer and editor for a content company that operated from Springboard 91 in Bengaluru’s JP Nagar, got recruited by the coworking space itself.
Venues today encourage staff across companies to meet and connect Rates for a spot at coworking spaces range between Rs 7,000 and 20,000 per month, depending on the location and real estate prices.
At most coworking spaces, these rates include a host of amenities from high-speed internet, access to a coffee machine, events, seminars, and some even offer hip-hop and salsa classes, painting workshops, yoga and Zumba, birthday cakes, snacks, and breakfast.
A few spaces like WeWork are pet-friendly and offer ‘wellness rooms’ for nursing mothers or a space for people to pray.