"I need to get some work done and it says walk-ins are welcome," she said as she walked in the door one evening. I replied "yes" as I preceded to explain to her the services we offer. Little did I know what this visit would lead to over the next couple of weeks…
Work where, when, and how you choose. Shared workspace, also known as coworking, goworking, and workspace on demand, allows for more autonomy and control over your workflow, work style, and working schedule. Many spaces have a variety of workstation options in which to choose, ranging from collaborative tables, individual desks, standing stations, huddle space, conference rooms, and team meet space.
There are over 14,000 Shared Workspaces globally.
Members of these spaces will rise to 3.8 Million by 2020 and 5.1 Million by 2022.
Flexible Workspace has become the workplace of choice.
See allwork article for statistics.
Shared Workspace has now become the new normal and today’s workforce now both prefers and expects it.
So who are these mobile professionals? Well the list is ever increasing but in short, this is anyone working part or full time in more than one location. Today it would be no surprise to see: attorneys, cpa’s, realtors, brokers, professors, teachers, students, doctors, insurance agents, startups, entrepreneurs, inventors, bloggers, web designers, coders, social marketers, advertising agents, and many more professionals working on the go.
Today more than ever people are busy, and with this comes the need for more flexibility. Whether it’s raising a family, going to school, learning a new skill, or working on a side-hustle, we all need to be more flexible to accomplish these tasks with excellence.
So...what is flexible workspace on demand?
Simply put, it is having the ability to work where, when, and how you choose. That means no matter what the project you are working on such as coding, writing, pitching, team meetings, interviewing, coaching, counseling, etc. you have a place to dropin and get productive. Starting at just $5/hour….it’s as simple as 1,2,3.
First....'new' is probably not the best choice of words here to describe this growing force of workers. As author Jim Collins has noted in his amazing book Good to Great, everyone gets excited when the chick hatches from the egg proclaiming it the 'new' thing whereas in reality it was it the works for quite some time.