How’s that for a topic title:)?
It comes from a fascinating Forbes article - What Musicians Teach Us About the Challenges of Being Your Own Boss . I won’t try to summarize it, but a key point is freelancers avoid the existential issues associated with independent work by crafting “physical and social spaces that infuse their work lives with a sense of meaning. To ward off existential anxieties, they connect to place, routine people and purpose”.
So we can definitely add another advantage of coworking - it helps ward off existential anxieties.
And while I joke a bit about this, there is no doubt these issues are real, independent workers need help to address them and coworking provides help.
As a bonus, the article also covers the music writing routine used by Jackson Browne.
The article references research done by a group at the University of Michigan. I’ve been unable to find it, but have requested a copy from the folks mentioned in the article. If I get something I will update this post.