Coworking: the future of workspaces

The pandemic brought with it new challenges in the organization of work. The coworking spaces have responded to the new demands of workers and companies.

Leaving the house to go to work was a habit completely rooted in our society. Until recently it was unimaginable to conceive a company without an office. The new Coronavirus pandemic has profoundly altered our routine, overturning much of what we took for granted. 2020 forced us to stop and rethink the way our society was organized, including work.

The impact on companies was immediate, leading management teams to redefine strategies, adopt new methodologies and work dynamics, automate processes and make structures more flexible.

Today, remote work is no longer an extravagance or an experience, it is the reality that the pandemic imposed. The experience of teleworking, with all its challenges, has allowed us to discover a new way of organizing work, allowing workers greater flexibility in organizing their time and companies with greater control over their fixed costs. However, if it is convenient for some people to work from home, others are unable to do so. Confinement demonstrated that working at home is a challenge that requires means and know-how that are not available to everyone.

What if the solution goes through a coworking space?

In coworking spaces, people find a sense of community and, next to the coffee machine, spontaneous conversations, exchanges of ideas and moments of inspiration are born.

Working from home can lead to a sedentary and isolated way of life. Coworking spaces allow social and human coexistence essential for the person, while maintaining the advantages of flexibility that teleworking allows. With coworking it is possible to have a professional environment, close to home.

The pandemic has required a great deal of adaptation to companies. More than ever, it is essential to guarantee a safe workspace that respects all the requirements imposed by the new virus.

When arriving at a place, our eyes immediately look for the signs indicating the entrance and exit, the alcohol gel dispenser, the number of people allowed, etc. It is already part of our routines and when they are not fulfilled it causes strangeness and discomfort. The workplace, accessibility conditions, air quality, ventilation systems, comfort, ergonomics, easy cleaning of spaces and furniture are now a requirement. But if some of these measures are easy and quick to implement, others can prove to be very costly or even unfeasible.

Coworking allows for the sharing of these costs, while guaranteeing a totally safe workspace. And it allows an efficient management of the needs of each company, be it a workstation, an office or just the use of a meeting room.

Ninguém sabe quanto tempo esta pandemia irá durar nem que surpresas ela ainda nos reserva, apenas sabemos que terá um enorme impacto na economia e na vida das famílias. Num cenário completamente desconhecido, além de todas as decisões que terão que tomar para manter a sua sustentabilidade, as empresas têm de estar preparadas para reagir depressa e sem custos acrescidos.

Physical offices - and the routine inherent in them - will become a choice among several. The possibility of working anywhere, using digital tools, will return quality of life to workers.

Os espaços de coworking oferecem uma variedade de locais e experiências que geram conveniência, funcionalidade e bem-estar. Podem ser uma forma de combater o isolamento e a desmotivação, ao mesmo tempo que dinamizam a economia local.

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