The pandemic has vastly changed the way in which coworking spaces and their communities typically operate. As perceptions of what makes an ideal coworking space have shifted, adaption has never been more important. What can spaces do to adjust to this new normal?
The impact of COVID-19 and the social distancing measures that are being implemented until a vaccine or cure is discovered are having an impact on many businesses from two angles. On one hand, many are experiencing a lack of income due to closure and on the other, they are having to adjust their business models to adapt to the new transitional phase that is already happening in many countries.
With big cities becoming increasingly expensive and technology enabling people to work remotely with ease, many people see small and medium cities and towns as the solution to the work/life balance conundrum. It’s likely that, in the next decade, we’ll witness a migration of skilled professionals from big cities to medium-size one. Will Covid-19 accelerate this trend?
Although the benefits are numerous, our collective experience has also given visibility to the problems of telecommuting. Under lockdown, many of us are having to juggle work with childcare and homeschooling. Even under normal circumstances, maintaining any semblance of work-life balance can be a challenge. Of course, when looking at the pros and cons of working from home it’s important to remember that the experience is different for everyone, and it only really works if the employer has a comprehensive remote working policy in place. Is there a middle ground?
A post-COVID-19 society could require workspaces to go the extra mile to ensure that they provide quality ventilation and tighten up their hygiene practices. Here are ideas to improve hygiene and air quality in your coworking and flexible office space.
Coworking spaces have always had to find innovative ways to drive revenue while ensuring the success of their members. Our industry is known for being versatile, dynamic and creative. In other words: with the right approach and support, we will get through this!
What to expect from the coworking and flexible workspace industry in 2030. A decade prediction of coworking and flexible workspace, coworking and flexible workspace ten years from now.
There is life beyond WeWork. Coworking spaces in 2020 are growing fast, healthy and sophisticated. Here is a list of coworking spaces to watch in 2020.
Ever curious about where it began, where it is going and how it is growing? The beginnings of coworking and its evolving nature is full of surprises, twists and turns! We have come a long way from the traditional cubicle office designs, dull office walls and uninspiring work environment, to flexible, collaborative open workspaces that are ergonomically designed with a sense of adaptability and are community conscious. In the words of Gouri Mirpuri, ‘if you want to tap into the future, tap into a coworking space’.
Should you tidy up before scaling up? Will coworking become the standard way of working in the near future? In the second half of our exclusive interview with Marc Narravo, he sheds some light on what coworking means for small and medium-sized cities, sizing up and ways to stand out in the coworking industry and so much more! Marc is a coworking strategist and consultant and we are thrilled that we had the chance to catch up with him and share that with you!
Tony Bacigalupo discovered the concept of coworking in 2007 and has not looked back ever since
Last week saw the second CUAsia conference, which was held in Bali. It has become one of the 'must' events for the coworking community with more than 220 participants from 31 countries this year. After some very intense days, it's time for us to reflect upon everything that we learnt, the experiences we shared and the places we visited. The conference's setting and the community gathered there, but most certainly the hard work, dedication and attention to detail on the part of the organising team, made the event extremely special.
The [CUASIA unconference 2016](http://www.cuasia.co/ "CUASIA coworking unconference 2016") will be held next week in Ubud (Bali). For the second year running, the event will bring together members of the coworking community from thirty countries. This time the central theme will explore how to live, work and learn differently in the growing collaborative economy.