Mar 31, 2023
5 mins read
Future of Work
For many years, freelancers and designers have reaped the benefits of coworking spaces. More recently, on-demand coworking space usage has increased dramatically by remote work employees who are full-time salaried employees who work from home. But it’s not just remote work employees who are utilizing coworking spaces and finding them beneficial to their overall success. Hybrid work employees are using them as well.
Here’s what you need to know about the hybrid work model, and why coworking spaces are a viable option for employees who still work at their company’s office or headquarters a few days a week.
We didn’t hear too much about hybrid work models prior to 2020, but since then, they’ve become especially popular, in particular as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which forced many companies to adopt remote work policies. When companies started to return to work, many offered a hybrid model, where employees would split their time between working remotely and working from the company’s physical office.
Hybrid work can take many different forms depending on the specific company and employee needs, and allows for greater flexibility and work-life balance for employees while still maintaining the benefits of in-person collaboration and teamwork.
If employees are already spending half of their time in an office, why would they want to go to another office, like a coworking space, to work? Let’s look at the benefits coworking spaces offer hybrid work employees to answer these important questions.
What used to be a benefit saved just for remote work employees, or an option for full-time freelancers or contractors is now a viable option for hybrid work employees who need a separate work space on the days they’re not in the office. In particular, on-demand flexible workspaces are becoming more popular, as hybrid employees want the flexibility of picking a space or meeting room when they need it, where they need it, without having to commit to a membership of some kind. Whether you’re already a hybrid work employee or you’re looking for a new position, ask your company about their on-demand coworking space benefits and accessibility. This option could be the deciding factor as to where you continue your career. And if it’s not something your company is offering, take it upon yourself to ask.