Working from home is indeed not a new concept, at all! AT&T started to eliminate unused offices in 1991. Three years later, as part of an experiment to explore the extent to which a large organisation could revolutionise the workplace by bringing work to the employees, it had 32,000 employees working from home.
Owl Labs recently published their 2021 State of Remote Work Report. In this article, we take a look at some of the key findings and consider what they mean for coworking and flexible workspaces.
For our final Future of Work article, we take a look at the Human Experience and how this is driving all other trends we have covered in this series. Treating members as individuals is what coworking does best, but there is never a bad time to reassert your care and devotion to your members.
Is the daily commute worth it? Although people certainly miss the collaboration offered by office working, the commute is something that hasn’t been missed as much. So what does this mean moving forward, and how will the daily commute change as we move into a post-covid world?
Very few people get into the coworking business just to make money quickly. It takes time to develop a coworking space into a profitable business, which is why many operators focus instead on being purpose-driven organisations. This week’s Future of Work article focuses on how to instill purpose-driven values into your space.
Increasingly, businesses in every sector are discovering the importance of upskilling, a great way to boost the skillset of your team. Coworking is not exempt from this as they are in the position to boost the skills of not only their staff but their members too!
With increasing scrutiny placed on businesses to employ proper measures to ensure a diverse and inclusive workforce, it's vital to have a proper understanding of the terms diversity and inclusion and what they mean. This week's Future of Work article focuses on this vitally important issue, and what coworking spaces can do to make sure they are doing their part for this essential movement.
The way we all communicate has changed drastically over the past year, and as much as we all want to get back to normal, it seems likely that this kind of digital communication will be with us for some time yet. This week, we focus on how digital communication will impact the future of work for years to come.
It will come as no surprise that an increased focus on office hygiene will play a massive role in the Future of Work. Here we take a look at the broader hygiene trends as well as the measures being taken to combat the spread of coronavirus.
The third focus article in our Future of Work series takes a look into sustainability, and how workspaces can make changes to reduce their impact on the environment. We offer a number of different tactics that can be taken, from small changes to more wide-ranging ones.
The second focus article in our future of work series takes a deeper look at the trends in employee health and wellbeing. This is an area that has seen growing attention over the past few years, and this very much looks set to continue into the future.
The first individual article in our future of work series begins with this week’s deep dive into the future of flexible working. We take a look at the different forms flexible working can take, and how it can mean much more than working remotely.
With today marking one year since the first coronavirus lockdown began in the UK, we are reflecting on the workplace trends and changes brought on by 2020 and how these are continuing to shape the future of work throughout 2021 and beyond.