Coworking: The (Very) Early Beginnings
So, it turns out coworking isn’t such a modern concept as many believe. A recent article by HBR argues how coworking practices existed back in 15th Century Italy. Known as ‘bottegas’, these spaces also seeked to foster dialogue, facilitate convergence of different lines of work, and turned ideas into actions. Read the full article here.
More Proof that Flexible Workspaces will Keep on Growing
A recent study by the Economist shows that “many workers recognize the benefits of mobile-optimized work environments. In fact, six in ten (60%) employees said mobile technology makes them more productive, while more than four in ten (45%) believe it causes their creativity to rise.” Which means that mobile workers are likely to be on the rise, ergo flexible workspace demand will increase.
Smart Buildings: The Future of the Workplace
Just yesterday we shared an article on how some are predicting workspaces will look like in 2030. A webinar by energy and sustainability experts confirms one prediction: buildings will become smart and more environmentally friendly. Going beyond costs reduction, the smart buildings of the future can lead to better space utilization and workspace strategies. Find out how.