According to a survey from EU Startups, the startup community will have to make big changes to recover from the damage that the pandemic has caused.
Aside from wearing face masks and gloves, these companies will have to rethink how they will continue to drive innovation in hopes of finding a better way of doing things in the long run.
According to the survey, 83% of respondents believe that over 25% of the workforce will continue to work remotely after the pandemic. Even more, Europe’s biggest startup hub Station F found that nearly half of companies expect to adopt more remote working arrangements moving forward.
For the future of coworking spaces, responses were a mixed bag about whether these collaborative offices would be more or less popular than prior to the pandemic. While many operators have vowed to take the steps needed to keep occupants safe, such as distancing desks, these workspaces thrive off of socialization and collaboration.
About 57% of respondents said they were uncertain about their job security over the next 6 to 18 months, yet only 25% felt that the crisis has impacted their job satisfaction and motivation. Although work atmospheres have become increasingly unsteady, it appears that workers remained relatively optimistic and upbeat about their current positions.
Most big startup conferences and other similar events have taken place virtually over the past few months, and 51% of respondents agree that big events will continue to take place online through at least the beginning of 2021.