Co-working spaces offer solo workers what’s missing at home, by ABC’s Rosanna Ryan

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Working from home and missing the water cooler? You may not be alone. Advocates of co-working tell Saturday Extra there are advantages for solo entrepreneurs and small businesses who decide to leave home and work alongside others.

Working from home can be lonelier than people expect it to be, former Microsoft executive turned entrepreneur Matthew Dunstan says. It turns out life isn’t the same without the water cooler, the professional workplace, the opportunities for teamwork, and even the motivational presence of a manager.

‘When I say that to people, they say: “What? That’s the whole reason I’m not working in an organisation! I want to get away from a manager.”

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