Coworking spaces in India (especially in metro cities like Delhi, Mumbai & Bangalore) are multiplying as the #StartupIndia movement is motivating entrepreneurs to establish more startups and businesses. And lets not forget the impact of a constant flurry of businessmen flying in and out. So if you are planning to take up a KoSpace (i.e. coworking space) for your startup or use one during your trip to India, Team Kowrk has some insights to share with you.
1. Tea & coffee everywhere
Just like Wi-Fi, free (or very cheap) tea and coffee is a basic amenity in India and is offered virtually at most of the coworking spaces. Your coworking space probably offers it too!
2. Finding a place can be a challenge sometimes
Traffic in some places can be a bit of a doozy so make sure you leave your apartment/hotel early. Also, you might have to be content with the fact that not all coworking spaces pin their location accurately on Google Maps (we visited a space whose geo pin was dropped 3 blocks away!).
That means you should keep the KoSpace’s phone number handy so you can call and ask for directions.
3. Stay fit and take the stairs
Not every KoSpace has an elevator so use this is as an opportunity to get fit! If you are unable to do so then it’s always better to call ahead and confirm.
4. When working, socialize with your coworkers
Indian culture is different from Hong Kong’s. People tend to be much more extroverted and thus, more likely to strike up a pleasant conversation with you while coworking. Also, people tend to pack their own lunches and eat together so the lunch table is a great place to network and make some contacts. So why not make use of that and get your own lunch packed or ordered in? Your future business partner or best friend could be sitting right next to you!
5. Want extra lighting or AC? Just ask!
Natural lighting and ventilation is common, which generally creates a very relaxing work environment. However, if you feel like it might be too stuffy or dark, feel free to say something. Management is usually happy to turn on additional lights and AC.
Have some different experiences of coworking in India? Let us know in the comments below!
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