There is no denying the fact that 2020 staggered many organizations and business models, as business leaders were grappling with the changing business environment.
For many organizations, shifting to a work from the home model was hampering their business in terms of productivity. The cost was also a significant factor for many struggling businesses. Especially revamping the business post covid was a big challenge for startups.
This included coworking spaces coming into the picture. Many organizations were giving thought to it as coworking is the new normal, especially post covid.
As per the Businesswire report, The global coworking spaces market is expected to recover and reach $11.52 billion in 2023 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of -11.8%.
It would be good to believe that 2021 will be about steadiness and getting back on track.
The coworking trends that I think will shape work in 2021 and beyond are as follows:
Super Flex Office
It’s fair to say that leasing an office is a struggle these days. It’s not cost-efficient for companies anymore as the workforce is hybrid. However, organizations still want a workspace for employees that come to the office for team meetings, etc.
Transform your flexible office to super flex and meet your requirements. Employees can book desks whenever they need to show up in the office.
Divergent Communities & Niche-Specific Spaces
The audience of coworking spaces is diversified, whether you are a startup, freelancer, or a fortune 500 company they have space for everyone. Thus, making it a collection of diverse communities. Along with this, they provide niche-specific spaces to businesses such as female-only spaces, coworking kitchens, spaces for pet supplies entrepreneurs etc.
The combination of diversified communities and niche-specific spaces makes this a wonderful deal to move forward for the growth of your business.
The members spend most of their time in the coworking spaces, so the first priority should be to take care of hygiene factors. Especially in post covid environment, everything they come in contact with should be safe and hygienic.
Members should be provided with wellness amenities like sanitized desks, ergonomic chairs, yoga sessions etc. The positive environment will increase the retention rate of members.
Multi-Location Operators & Global Membership Plans
After covid, coworking spaces are scaling their operations and expanding globally. This will surely give an opportunity to provide global membership passes to their members.
If you are travelling, finding a separate place for urgent meeting sounds weird, Thus coworking spaces operate at different locations and provide global membership plans to their members.
Invent New Membership Plans
Change is the only constant. Coworking spaces should focus on inventing new membership plans. Especially post-pandemic environment, New membership plans with regard to safety is a must.
This will not only take care of safety features, yet will help in maintaining a good relationship with the members.
Now you know the coworking trends in the coming years which will shape the work in the future.