Coworking vs. sharing economy

December 20 2019

Coworking vs. sharing economy

The sharing economy trend has taken the consumer services market by storm. BlaBlaCar, Uber, Airbnb are only some of the companies that succeeded and settled on the market. Another excellent example of sharing economy is coworking.

Sharing economy is not a new trend. The idea of a “favor for a favor” has been practiced for a long time. But only now, in the era of the Internet and mobile devices, the philosophy of sharing is becoming popular.

-The nature of work is changing. An increasing number of people work from home, or do contract or project work. As a result, the idea of sharing economy is revolving, and coworking matches it perfectly. The idea of flexible working requires an environment that adjusts to one’s needs as far as possible. A coworking space is available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. It is up to you when you work – says Rafał Wilk from Solutions.Rent.

Sharing economy – modern thinking

The development of sharing economy is connected with the change in the way consumers think. Possessing is no longer part of building your social status. More and more people prefer using goods and services to owning them.

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This trend is perfectly visible in city bikes, carsharing or couchsurfing. A growing number of people prefer having a desk in a coworking space to renting or buying an office. No surprise there. After all, you do not need to worry about electricity or heating bills. Neither do you take care of cleaning, shopping or maintenance of office devices.

The greatest advantages of sharing economy are lower costs of goods and services, greater flexibility and opportunity to use the resources when you need them. Sharing also means stronger social ties.


Sharing economy is first and foremost savings. You do not need to buy things, it is enough to pay for renting them. You take care of your pocket and additionally delegate responsibility.


The philosophy of sharing assumes that you use the services when you need them. When renting a desk in a coworking space you are not bound by a long-time agreement. The office is at your disposal 7 days a week and 24 hours a day. It is up to you when you use it.

Social ties

-Sharing economy not only provides financial advantages but also enables sharing knowledge and experience. It fits perfectly with coworking, especially if you do team projects. The open space helps making new friends and sharing opinions, and very often encourages business cooperation – says Marta Kamińska from Solutions.Rent.

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In a coworking space you can establish new contacts, also of business nature. A common space makes people strengthen social ties. According to Global Coworking Survey, 83% respondents feel more motivated when working in common spaces. 92% confirm that such working environment is more friendly and helps build relationships.

Interested in how sharing economy will work for you? Take advantage of the Solutions.Rent coworking space and share your experience on social media!

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