COVID-19 has marked a before and after when it comes to social and labour relations all over the world, transforming work models that had never been questioned until now. Following a period of ´enforced´ remote working, co-working is now emerging as an opportunity for companies and an alternative to traditional workspaces.
The approach to work has changed. Although some workers may have been working from home for months, the pandemic has made them aware of the role that physical and social relationships play in their working day. On the other hand, many of the organisations that, until recently, were opposed to remote working, have come to realise that it is possible to downsize office space and reduce costs without having a negative effect on productivity
The demand for decentralised, digital and flexible workspaces, has led to coworking spaces emerging as a solution for many companies that, for quite a number of years, have spotted opportunities to innovate and collaborate in external spaces.
Renting large spaces on long-term contracts, paying high supply costs and having many employees in the same place at once is no longer the only or best way forward for companies. The possibility of working in a space with all the services included and with the added bonus of not having to commit to a long-term contract, have led to many of them opting for this working model, which, in turn, fosters networking with other companies.