While we shift our societal views from treating COVID-19 as pandemic to accepting conditions as endemic, employers and employees alike, around the globe, continue figuring out what the new normal will be in the world of work. While those determinations will be made individually based on what is best for each specific company, there is one thing we know for sure: flexible, agile work is here to stay. We also know that technology has become more important than ever for business continuity, both to connect employees working in different modalities and to modernize offices with digital workspaces and smart buildings.
The use of co-working space has increased substantially since the pandemic has altered the way many companies function. There are several reasons for this, but perhaps the biggest is the rise of hybrid working. The data are clear, and surveys done during the pandemic show that workers do not want to return to the office full-time, but in the same breath, they also do not want to work from home exclusively either. As a result of the dramatic shift in work modality, this means many companies are dealing with the corresponding challenge of re-imagining the workspace. Now that employees may no longer be working in the office five days a week, space considerations have changed. In these situations, it does not make sense to maintain the traditional, pre-pandemic layout of individual offices when employees are now hybrid so the spaces will be vacant multiple days in the week. To avoid having drastically underutilized office real estate, enter co-working spaces.
The emphasis on smart technologies as already mentioned above is only going to increase. Smart Space is an innovative model that caters to the increase in demand of shared workplace by leveraging technology to build and deliver cutting-edge solutions for users working across virtual, physical and connected environments. When we combine the innovation with comfort, with a little focus on the ambience, we get a workspace of the future.