Lockdowns around the world are starting to ease up, and companies will need to be prepared to welcome workers back to the workplace. This means adopting stricter hygiene practices and physical distancing guidelines.
Coworking spaces in particular need to be prepared to keep their spaces clean as occupants typically share many of the workspaces and facilities. This is especially important as the virus can live on surfaces for several days.
If these steps are taken, companies may be more inclined to adopt these workspaces as they provide more flexible leases which can help mitigate risks during unprecedented circumstances like this.
Working from home will also become more popular, so organizations will need to adapt to supporting remote and flexible working capabilities. This means offering staggered shifts, video meetings, and more.
Some misconceptions about remote working are that it can hinder productivity and work performance, but studies have found time and time again that it actually boosts productivity.
Coworking spaces also provide a sense of community that can be greatly beneficial, especially in this time of isolation.
“We benefited from the great community at GridAKL,” said James Muir, CEO of sustainability startup Crunch and Flourish. “And before long we were collaborating with other start-ups on marketing and design as well as getting great advice from more experienced entrepreneurs.”