Cubicle-laden offices have officially become a thing of the past. Now, the workplace has become more community-driven where flexibility is a priority. In Southeast Asia, coworking spaces that offer both community, collaboration and flexibility have boomed in the past few years.
Glowfish in Bangkok, Thailand was founded in 2012 and offers modern, sleek, technologically-driven design.
“Our communities assist in creating content for our space, whether customers for our diverse range of products and services,” said Gavin Vongkusolkit, founder of Glowfish. “They consist of highly determined entrepreneurs aspiring to grow as well as simultaneously helping the community around them grow.”
Trehaus in Singapore is geared towards working parents seeking a better work-life balance. At their first location, the space features a crèche and nursery. It also launched Trehaus School, a preschool and childcare facility that focuses on building character and future skills.
Common Ground is an established coworking space in Southeast Asia and has 22 locations across Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand. Its first location offers both private areas and collaborative workspaces doused in millennial pink and rose gold.
“What sets Common Ground apart is the power of our product and the way we create the experience for our members,” said Erman Akinci, co-founder of Common Ground. “We have game-ified our members’ social experience to help drive how our members engage within the community and who they engage with.”