Many of India’s coworking operators have reported a 50% dip in foot traffic due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Companies that are coworking members have started requesting flexible packages as opposed to the monthly and annuals plans they were on. Additionally, many firms are issuing a mandatory work-from-home policy to keep their employees safe.
The outbreak has led coworking providers to boost their hygiene checks, while many have already cancelled events that typically bring in a lot of people.
Now, many startups are taking advantage of collaboration and communication tools such as Slack and Zoom while they work from home.
“We are making our centres available as an extended work-from-home option for individuals and also as part of business continuity planning solution for our clientele,” said Abhishek Goenka, CEO of CoWrks. “We are building virtual alternatives to keep our members engaged in the interim.”