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.
How Coworking Firms Are Standing Apart From The Competition
As the coworking industry grows more and more congested, operators are finding different ways to stand apart from the competition. Fast Wi-Fi and meeting rooms no longer cut it. Now, it’s all about hospitable amenities and services that benefit a work-life balance.
The Village Underground in Lisbon offers a unique environment for creatives as it is made from shipping containers and double-decker buses that have been recycled into offices. It also hosts numerous events such as music festivals and corporate gatherings.
OneCoWork Marina is possibly the world’s only coworking space that sits on water just a few minutes from “Barceloneta” beach. It provides obvious gorgeous views, a gym, small private event spaces, and hosts tech and business-related events.
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Bangkok’s Naplab provides workers a place to have some downtime in a two-floor level indoor napping zone with 15 caves that are available as long as you want. It also features a coffee bar, boxing bag, and a 24-hour housekeeping service.
Brooklyn Boulders goes beyond bringing in a specific group of professionals. It’s five locations work to bring together climbing and fitness aficionados by offering amenities seen at some luxury gyms such as classes, retail, saunas, and event spaces.
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Coworking firms, such as WeWork and Knotel, have been rapidly expanding their footprint in New York’s Flatiron District as it becomes the city’s hub for shared offices.
British brand Established & Sons have introduced four new furniture designs that aim to create a more comfortable workplace, while also being functional to homes.
Condeco’s newest research paper found that 41% of employers offer remote working, thanks largely in part to major technological advancements that are sweeping workplaces.
Industrious is partnering up with national retail and mixed-use developer Seritage Growth Properties to brings its coworking spaces into five of the retailers locations.
Companies have accepted that wellness in the workplace should be prioritized, but the trendiness of it can overshadow what is most effective — starting from the basics.
Sources have revealed that CBRE, the world’s largest commercial real estate services firm, is looking at 3 World Trade Center to house its new coworking brand Hana.
Hoxton Hotel is branching out from traditional hospitality services with the launch of its coworking brand Working From_ at its London Southwark and Chicago locations.
Speaking at the 2019 MIPIM conference, IWG’s CEO Mark Dixon said that companies of various sizes should offer some form of agility in order to attract and retain talent.
As the coworking space sector continues to evolve and grow, experts believe that there will be a 25% growth of these offices within retail properties through 2023.
Ryan Simonetti, CEO of Convene, believes that the firm sets itself apart from the competition by going beyond serviced workspaces and offering more hospitable amenities.