What is a co-working live streaming space, and what are the pros and cons of these spaces? In this post, we take a look at one corner of the standard co-working space, or maybe even a slice of your company’s office, and put these spaces under the microscope.
What is co-working in live streaming spaces?
Co-working in live streaming services is a little bit of a mouthful, and it is not 100% clear exactly what it is referring to. The truth is it entirely open-ended and could refer to one of many working environments.
Co-working can refer to any offices or spaces of work where multiple people share a working space, such as open-plan offices or hot desks, instead of a cubicle office. But this type of space usually refers to buildings where individual freelances and startups pay memberships to use open-plan offices and take advantage of free coffee and snacks. If you want to find the best co-working spaces in your city, click here!
Live-streaming environments are those where workers must live-stream themselves in order to get their work done. The simplest example would be a person taking part in a Zoom meeting in a dedicated space where live streaming/meetings are permitted.
Or, if we want to get really niche, it could refer to people who live stream themselves to an audience as part of their job, such as a TV game host where viewers can take part or a live casino dealer. The latter is when a casino game is provided online, but the action unfolds live with a real person dealing, just like you would experience in a casino. Some popular examples of live dealer games are Live Roulette, Live Blackjack and Monopoly Live.
The pros and cons of live-streaming co-working spaces
The main benefit of co-working spaces having live streaming areas is that it allows members of the space to take part in their meetings while knowing they are not annoying people nearby. Those people nearby will have the option of using non-live-streaming areas, so you are less self-conscious when starting a meeting in the working environment.
There can, however, be some drawbacks of creating a space within a co-working office just for live-streaming, such as:
1. If these spaces are too big, there can be too much noise to focus on your meeting
2. If these spaces are too small, the noise can echo and cause issues on the other end of your stream
3. They do not afford much confidentiality
Are co-working spaces too expensive?
One of the biggest reasons people refuse to use co-working spaces – i.e., those set up for freelancers and startups to use with a subscription – is that they are deemed too expensive. It’s undoubtedly true that some co-working spaces can come with hefty weekly or monthly fees, but there are ways to mitigate your business expense. We’ve already covered the best ways to save money while using a co-working space. Grab your coffee flask and give it a read today!