In the past few years, the coworking sector has gone from a rare niche offering, to being one of the most sought after work options among today’s emerging workforce. What started off as a place for startups and entrepreneurs has now evolved into an option that caters to all types of businesses.
One of the biggest trends the industry has seen over the past few years is a growing number of large companies who have adopted coworking spaces. The benefits of these offices include cost effectiveness and a boost in image, something all companies hope for.
Additionally, coworking spaces have started catering to more than just the traditional technology or marketing related companies often seen in these flexible workspaces.
“Our members include an individual who is studying for his PhD – unable to work at home or concentrate in coffee shops, he needed somewhere quiet and professional to help him focus,” said Jonathan Hausmann, chief operating officer of coworking space The Coalface. “They can also be useful for the public – for example, we have a travel vaccination clinic based at The Coalface, providing a resource for the local community that may otherwise have been unable to open in this area.”
Another big change that has impacted the coworking sector has been a shift in business models altogether. It appears that coworking is enabling companies to scale down and streamline their operations, causing them to become more efficient and environmentally conscious.