Coliving firms are seeing renewed purpose as the global workforce turns to hybrid work policies, allowing employees more choice in their work environment.
Because of this, coliving operators are looking to include workstations in order to create a better plug-and-play environment for residents.
For instance, India-based coliving and student-living operator Stanza Living has been adjusting its design to incorporate enhanced work environments, which will feature workspaces in the cafeteria area, ergonomic furniture, enterprise-level internet and more.
“Given that hybrid working will continue, from a corporate and consumer point of view, plug and play will be the preference,” said Anindya Dutta, co-founder of Stanza Living. “We have created significant differentiators and the shift to organized players in the coliving and student living segment will be stronger.”
Additionally, operator Colive stated it is currently transitioning to more hybrid living arrangements, meaning that it will be creating multi-use environments for meetings, presentations and networking with other professionals.
“The millennials are working from home and not from their hometowns, they want their privacy and at the same time need to be productive at work,” said Suresh Rangarajan, founder and CEO of Colive. “We are upgrading all our facilities and providing work stations in every studio room.”