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Debunking Coworking Myths

Two men working on their laptops with a view of Lahore University of Management Science (LUMS).

Rapidly gaining popularity across the globe for promoting the hybrid work model, coworking allows various businesses and freelancers to come together to work out of a shared office space. Statista predicts there will be 41,975 coworking spaces in the US by the end of 2024. According to Smartscrapers, Pakistan is now home to an impressive 448 coworking spaces.

Despite an increasing awareness surrounding coworking, there’s still a lot myths and misconceptions around it:

Coworking Is More Expensive than a Regular Office  

A woman working on her laptop in a coworking space in Daftarkhwan | Vanguard.

Coworking spaces offer a cost-effective alternative to traditional offices. Offering flexible membership plans and a range of amenities, coworking spaces minimize overhead costs by saving on furniture, design, office equipment, Wi-Fi, utilities, management fees, cleaning, insurance, and taxes.

Daftarkhwan offers a variety of affordable packages and services that cater to your workstyle and lets you do your best work.

Coworking Is Only for Startups and Freelancers

Entertainer Asia's team compound at Daftarkhwan | Downtown.

Coworking spaces host a diverse blend of freelancers, startups, SMEs, enterprises and MNCs, fostering a rich community of professionals, where individuals can collaborate and innovate together. Major corporations like Microsoft, IBM, and HSBC already leverage coworking spaces to provide their teams flexibility and fast track disruption.

Daftarkhwan consists of many renowned enterprises like Unilever, Red Bull, Reckitt, Unifonic, Entertainer Asia, EY, and Careem

Coworking Spaces Are Noisy and Distracting

A private office at Daftarkhwan | Boulevard.

One of the primary benefits of coworking is to boost productivity by offering you a peaceful working environment. For individuals working on highly confidential projects, private offices and designated desks are designed to amplify security and privacy.

Daftarkhwan offers businesses dedicated team rooms, huddle rooms, and phone booths, creating focus zones with strategic layouts.

Coworking Spaces are Ruled by the IT Sector

A woman admiring artwork at an exhibition held at Daftarkhwan | Downtown.

According to a report by Zippia, only 20% of businesses in coworking belong to the IT sector. This underscores a significant majority of 80%, hailing from a variety of industries like marketing, consulting, creative services, finance, and healthcare. 

Daftarkhwan has a great diversity of tech enterprises in it's community, from IoT, software solutions, AI and blockchain to game development, healthtech and edtech. 

Coworking spaces have emerged as a versatile alternative to traditional office environments. With an increasing demand, coworking caters to a wide range of professionals and industries making it an ideal choice for anyone looking to work in a dynamic workplace.


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