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Funding A Coworking Space: A Founder’s Perspective

Highlights from a panel at Coworking Europe, during which co-founder Thom Wenke spoke about his experiences gaining funding for three coworking spaces. From private loans to seed funding, Thom explained the various methods he came across and the pros and cons of each.

By: Kate Tattersfield

November 27, 2020

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Future Of Work: Flex Is Best

Despite the current challenges, a new report by Colliers International predicts that the flexible space sector will continue to grow, with supply set to double or triple over the next 5 years.

By: Cecilia Amador de San José

November 27, 2020

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Our New Reality: The Hybrid Work Day

According to Convene’s Head of Workplace Solutions, Nick LiVigne: “The great remote experiment has both succeeded and failed. The hybrid work day is the answer.” Here’s what the hybrid work day means for the workplace, for employers and teams, and how it will impact the future of work.

By: Nick LiVigne

November 26, 2020

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Coworking Convo: The Community Impact Of Coworking Spaces

In Cat Johnson’s latest Coworking Convo, coworking owners around the world told stories of how their community positively impacts members. From job opportunities to business mentorship, here’s how coworking communities are giving back.

By: Jamie Orr

November 26, 2020

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How To Create The Best ‘Zoom Room’ In Your Coworking Space

Zoom calls are now a common occurrence, and workspace centers can add huge value by providing video-friendly rooms with attractive backgrounds. Cowork Tahoe’s Jamie Orr offers 5 easy, low-cost tips on how to create an effective ‘Zoom room’ that your members will love.

By: Jamie Orr

November 24, 2020

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Future Of Work: How Will The Office Evolve? A Q&A With Perkins&Will’s Mary Dickinson

The office isn’t dead, but the way we use it is changing. Mary Dickinson, Associate Principal and Regional Sustainability Practice Leader at the Dallas studio of Perkins&Will, discusses the need for adaptability, and how the office will evolve after the pandemic.

By: Cecilia Amador de San José

November 20, 2020

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Real Stories Of Learning And Growth From Local Coworking Spaces

Robert Kropp, who has visited 140+ coworking spaces around the world, shares conversations he has had with workspace owners during the pandemic. There is growing demand for local coworking spaces, but what can we learn from this going forward? What does it mean for the future of the industry?

By: Robert Kropp

November 19, 2020

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A Brief History Of Video Conferencing

Surprisingly, video conferencing has been around for almost a century, although early forms of video conferencing were problematic and expensive. It made its way into flexible offices in the late 1970s and later became widely adopted alongside advances in Internet broadband and hardware.

By: Jamie Orr

November 17, 2020

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Future Of Work: Key Findings From The State Of Remote Work Report

According to the State of Remote Work (2020) report, remote work is here to stay — but unfortunately for some people, that means working from a closet. Despite some uncomfortable working conditions, half of survey respondents said they would not return to a job that did not allow them the option to work remote.

By: Jamie Orr

November 13, 2020

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Strong Future For UK Flex Office Sector, Despite New Lockdown Measures

Despite new lockdown measures in the UK, flexible workspace providers in the UK remain optimistic and believe demand for flex space will remain.

By: Jo Meunier (née Disney)

November 9, 2020

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Future Of Work: Bringing Humanity Back To The Hiring Process

Greg Besner, founder of CultureIQ, believes that current hiring processes are letting candidates down. If firms want to attract top talent, their hiring strategy must change. Here, Besner offers advice on how to bring humanity back to the hiring process.

By: Cecilia Amador de San José

November 6, 2020

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Cautious Optimism As Instant Releases Its 2020 UK Review

New research by the Instant Group reveals that UK supply has grown 4% despite the impact of Covid-19. While challenges persist, the report highlights a number of opportunities — including flex operators becoming “part of the supply chain” for newly agile businesses.

By: Jo Meunier (née Disney)

November 5, 2020

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6 Ways The Pandemic Is Impacting Flexible Space

A recent virtual roundtable hosted by essensys provided a bird’s eye view of the current situation and its impact on flexible workspace. A key takeaway is that operators must demonstrate what they’re doing to keep people safe, as this will give members confidence to return to their workplace.

By: Jo Meunier (née Disney)

November 2, 2020

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A Conversation About Diversity And Inclusion

Architect Bob Fox talks to Kimball International’s Mark Johnson about diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The discussion focused on how things need to change in the workplace and what needs to be done to create a path forward.

By: Emma Weckerling

October 30, 2020

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Future Of Work: Experts Share Their Outlook On The Implications For CRE

The pandemic has accelerated trends that were happening under the surface, including a shift toward giving the individual the power to choose where they work. Leaders from Convene, Industrious, and Tishman Speyer’s Studio shared insights on the future of work and how flexible workspace fits into the new hybrid workplace.

By: Carolyn Cirillo

October 30, 2020

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