Flexibility in the workplace has become a common option for workers, but some firms are going further by becoming 100% remote so staff can work from wherever they please.
Coworking Spaces Within Hotels Is The Perfect Package
A study conducted by Guestline that surveyed 2,000 people in the UK found that 55% of remote workers have trouble concentrating for about half an hour each day, losing 116 hours of work per year.
Allowing workers to operate outside of the office has already become more common with coworking spaces, but hotels, while not the obvious choice, could create the perfect work atmosphere.
The survey found that workers in Birmingham are more keen to hotels as coworking spaces and would easily take advantage of them if they were available.
Workers said that the most valuable assets in a workplace are internet speed, quietness, comfortability, and facilities. The most annoying factors were noisiness, lack of privacy, and uncomfortable seating.
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Hotels are a perfect alternative to traditional coworking as they are tailor made to be hospitable environments that almost always include the amenities and services that workers value.
“As many of our guests are elite travellers who are constantly on-the-go, we find it a priority for them feel comfortable working in our public spaces, whether that’s alone or having a quick meeting with a client,” said Dominic Osborne, general manager at Aviator Hotel by TAG. “With the popularity for coworking areas in hotels on the rise, it’s great to see how the hotel industry can provide more than just a place to stay but also an area to conduct business.”
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