While many coworking spaces struggled during the onset of the coronavirus, this could soon be about to change.
An estimated 16 million Americans were self-employed in July 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Prior to COVID-19, many freelancers and remote workers used coffee shops and public spaces when they weren’t working from home. Now, with effective safety measures in place, many people are turning to coworking as a safe and productive workplace solution.
Many remote workers, plus salaried employees who have been forced to work from home these past few months, are eager to “rejoin society” once it’s safe to do so, and coworking fulfills this need by providing a human and community-focused workplace with wellness at its core.
While there’s no guarantee when or how demand for coworking will return to its former growth trajectory, it’s expected that the human element of coworking will drive a rush of demand and new take-up in the not too distant future.