The transformation of the workplace over the last year cannot be understated. One year ago, analysts predicted that the way we work would largely take place in shared offices that focused on collaboration and connection.
However, that was all derailed by March when COVID-19 took shape across many parts of the world. This led offices to close and employees to retreat to their homes where many have continued to do their work since.
Despite the solace of working from home, some workers have expressed the need to come into a workspace in order to fill the need to socialize, connect and have resources at their disposal.
Even after the pandemic has ended, demand for coworking spaces is expected to grow as professionals prefer to have the option of a flexible, hospitable workspace.
Not only are coworking spaces equipped with the traditional office amenities people need, but they also feature a variety of workspaces in order to suit all workstyles.
By utilizing coworking, companies can instantly create a more inclusive and diverse workplace culture that accommodates workers no matter their work preferences.
Having open areas for downtime and socialization, private cubicles for focused work and conference rooms for brainstorming and collaborative sessions provides workers with choice, which has quickly become a necessity for a healthy workforce.
“I think companies would miss out if they didn’t see their workplace as an opportunity to create that [a destination-worthy] experience for their employees and their clients,” said Jill Margulis, Director of Marketing and Brand Strategy at AIREA.