UPDATED: 31 OCT 2018, AT 10:47

Coworking spaces spring up like mushrooms in Slovakia

Every regional capital in Slovakia has a coworking space. Lately, they also started appearing in smaller towns.

(Source: Coworking Cvernovka)

Bratislava scores among top cities for freelancers in the world, an annual ranking showed again.

For many people, being a freelancer or small entrepreneur is a dream lifestyle. But no office hours or home-based work is also possible in large companies, who offer home office as a benefit or design some job positions as home-based. This is most frequently seen in the fields of IT, telecommunications, marketing, advertising and PR, data from the Platy.sk website shows.

“The number of respondents who work from home has increased,” Martin Menšík, marketing manager of the Profesia.sk job portal, told The Slovak Spectator, adding, however, that in the past, the number grew faster than it does now.

Home office is an important benefit for employees, according to Jitka Součková from the Grafton recruitment company.

But working on one’s own can create challenges regarding self-discipline, especially with the bed close by, the TV on and perhaps dirty dishes in the sink. Some people do just fine on their own, others feel they cannot handle working in the same room where they also eat and relax after work, with no colleagues to chat or argue with. Coworking spaces, springing up like mushrooms in Slovakia, are a solution in such cases.

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