Coworking spaces have seen a 158% increase in openings in the past year alone. But why?
The past year-and-a-half of working from home has awakened new desires within workers, and perhaps the biggest desire of them all is not returning to the office.
So what does this mean for the future? Although some predicted that the office would be dead as a result of the pandemic, this was certainly not the case. In fact, time would show that workers wanted an office, just not the traditional workspaces of the pre-pandemic era.
When offices initially shut down, most workers sought refuge in the comfort of their homes. However, many began feeling the burden of isolation and distractions at home and turned to coworking spaces as a place of solace.
Now that society seems to be emerging from the depths of the pandemic, coworking spaces have proven to be more than just a temporary solution.
Companies are transitioning to hybrid work models, meaning workers will have more flexibility in where and when they work. For many, that means going into a coworking space throughout the week instead of a headquarters, which often are rigid in nature.
Coworking spaces are known for their flexibility and proximity to where workers live. The freedom, community, and autonomy that these workspaces provide employees allows them to not only feel more satisfied at work, but also perform better.