The coworking industry is navigating how to move forward as lockdowns are lifted and economies slowly start to open back up.
One of the biggest challenges facing coworking operators is the space limitations that will have to inevitably be put in place to meet physical distancing guidelines. Bryan Murphy, CEO of Breather, believes that coworking spaces in general will look much different.
In order to keep members who are working from home engaged throughout the crisis, operators have started offering digitized initiatives to keep everyone connected and keep up with new business standards that are expected to emerge over the next few months.
For instance, Serendipity Labs launched its Emerging Stronger, Together initiative that focuses on supporting the corporate workforce as they transition back into the office. It includes a Workplace Transition Program that offers transferable workplace subscriptions for private workspaces, as well as on-demand meeting and desk spaces.
Common Desk has also launched a similar program with their Work From Home membership that provides members access to the company’s member network that way professionals can continue to stay in touch and connect with one another.
Recently, The New York Times partnered with Industrious to provide digital subscriptions to all of its members and guests so they can keep up-to-date with the latest news as part of the workspace provider’s Continuous program.