The age of the Internet has made it possible to connect with the world around us in the blink of an eye, but as workplaces become more digitized, the less people have face-to-face interactions.
That is where London-based “conscious” workspace Kindred comes in. Co-founder Anna Anderson said that Kindred was created with the intention of providing a physical space where people belonged on a professional and person level.
Kindred integrates two growing workspace trends by combining a home-away-from-home atmosphere with the workability of a coworking space.
Research has found that almost a fifth of people in the U.K. report feeling lonely, which is partly leading the demand for communities such as Kindred.
Anderson said that the firm receives 30 new membership applications weekly, with 80% citing wanting to meet new people as their reason for applying.
Kindred builds its community by offering numerous professional networking events, wellness activities, and social meetups. In order to ensure the space has members that support this culture development, Anderson said they assess applications based on people’s desire for community and their accessibility to other members.