After nearly seven months into an unprecedented pandemic, the excitement of transitioning to remote working has settled and the hours spent on Zoom may be causing the cabin fever to settle in.
Now, business leaders are planning their next move in terms of the workplace and what the best method of conducting operations will be in the future.
While there have been criticisms of working from home over the last several months, it is important to note that being forced to work remotely offers a different experience than having the choice to do so. Of course, workers are enjoying the lack of commute, but the freedom to actually choose where you work and create your own schedule without considering childcare and home-related responsibilities is lost.
Additionally, it is important to make it clear that being forced to work from home during a lockdown is much different than choosing to work out of your favorite coffee shop.
That is where the third space comes in. Coming into a fully-equipped workspace may be the ideal choice for workers who are feeling limited by or that may not have the tools to properly work in a home office environment.
For instance, Codi has been described as the Airbnb of workspaces. It allows employers to use communal workspaces in neighborhoods that are closer to employees, providing them the ability to collaborate in a safe way and nurturing the sense of community that can be lost when working remotely.