Co-working is working independently in a shared work space. It differs from the typical office environment because the people are usually self-employed or remote workers. Co-working facilities also attract professionals that have home offices or travel a lot, and are seeking to improve their productivity.
Co-working creates a social environment with opportunities for collaboration, networking and a modern style of work. It also gives freelancers, entrepreneurs, consultants and other independent workers a professional presence without the costly burden of leasing or renting an office. Instead of conducting business from a coffee shop, restaurant or hotel lobby, co-working gives its members a place to achieve productivity in a dynamic place dedicated to business.