Coworking is still evolving and changing. Here are some of the trends we’re seeing that will change how you work and what you can expect from your coworking space in 2022.
The balance between health and wellness
Health and wellness are a huge component of coworking. The physical, mental, and emotional health of a coworker can have a very real impact on their ability to complete their work. By providing opportunities for employees to take care of themselves, companies can help ensure that they’re as productive as possible.
- Health: Coworking spaces can provide opportunities for employees to exercise as well as access to healthy food options like Tre Fantastico Cafe in the Parkside Hotel.
- Food: Many coworking spaces allow members to bring in food from outside the building so that can save money by not eating out everyday. Having a kitchenette available is a bonus. Some communities also host potlucks where everyone gets together once a month and brings along something tasty (or healthy!).
- Activities: Coworkers may want some time away from their computers at certain points throughout the day; this is where things like rooftop gardens, beautiful atriums, swimming pools and gyms come into play!
New kinds of workspaces
In the traditional sense, coworking is a place where people work together. That’s still true, but some of the new trends I’ve seen are bringing an entirely new meaning to “working together.”
For example, the idea of coworking as a community or gathering place has always been key to what we do at Digital Desks Coworking —and it’s something we take very seriously. We believe that creating a space where people feel comfortable hanging out and getting to know each other makes such a big impact on how they interact with one another professionally. What started as small groups of friends collaborating on projects has grown into major companies hosting their annual meetings at Digital Desks—and it’s all because our community was built from day one!
That being said, there are lots of ways for you to experiment with these different types of coworking spaces in 2022:
A defined focus on the community
The importance of community.
Coworking spaces are more than just a place to work, they’re a place where people come together and create a community. Community is an important part of coworking because it brings people together with similar interests and goals, as well as providing them with support as they work towards their goals. Creating a community takes time and effort but the benefits are worth it:
- Coworkers become friends who can help each other out when you need it;
- Coworkers will help make your office space feel like home;
- Coworkers will share ideas on how to improve your business/work environment;
The numbers are still growing
It’s no surprise that coworking spaces are on the rise. As of 2019, there are over 13,000 coworking locations in over 100 countries worldwide. With so many different types of workspaces popping up everywhere, there’s bound to be a style and culture that fits your needs perfectly.
According to Statista, the number of people working in coworking spaces has increased by 80% since 2016 and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon! Additionally, more than two million people are expected to work at least part-time from home by 2022—and even more may choose remote work as their primary source of income instead of relocating physically into an office building with coworkers around them all day long.
Coworking is still evolving and changing
Coworking is still evolving and changing. You may have thought coworking was a thing of the past, but it’s actually still growing in popularity as people start to realize that they don’t need to work from an office or a coffee shop anymore. Coworking spaces are changing, too. Some companies have decided to change their business model entirely because of coworking and the new way that people want to work.
There will be a lot more changes coming soon too! In 2022, you can expect more companies to offer coworking options than ever before and even more industries will emerge as leaders in innovation across various industries.
We hope this article helped answer some questions about what’s coming up next for co-working spaces around the world!
Coworking is still evolving and changing, and it shows no sign of slowing down. Businesses across the globe are recognizing that coworking offers them a great solution to their needs—and it’s not just about flexible work spaces anymore! Today, wellness programs are at the centre of all coworking spaces; they offer employees opportunities for personal growth and development, which can help increase productivity in the workplace. And because so many companies are embracing this idea, we can expect that trend to continue into 2022 and beyond.