The coworkings They are booming in Spain due to the guarantee of flexibility and productivity that they generate in front of the offices of a lifetime.
In the last year, they have registered more than 2,300 spaces in CoworkingSpain.es, with 1,175 in operation, which means an average of 980,000 square meters of coworking and flex throughout the national territory, and a 880% increase since 2012.
These data confirm the great reception that this office system is having in our country. At the same time, as the years go by, this trend has evolved according to the needs and profile of its users. The latter has undergone an abrupt change since the pandemic. The proliferation and telework standardization In companies, it is causing many to return to these spaces, not only in response to a growing demand for flexibility on the part of their employees, but to build an image of an employer that attracts and captures remote talent.
One company that is an example of this change is Pluria, the platform that gives companies and their employees access to an extensive network of workspaces in Spain through its mobile application. It already has spaces all over the world, from Bucharest to Medellín, passing through Lisbon, and has just landed in Spain with Madrid and Barcelona.
But Pluria is not only accelerating the expansion of the coworking model in Spain, expanding the scope to which these services are offered to the business world. The vision of the platform is to give companies a long-term solution.
Network of spaces
Companies have all the advantages of having not one, but a network of flexible spaces with a customized enhancement according to their needs and those of their team. This innovative startup has become an ally for companies seeking to implement a hybrid work model with which each employee chooses where to telecommute from. Monday and Thursday face-to-face, Tuesday and Friday from home and Wednesday from any of the many work spaces that Pluria offers, distributed throughout Spain.
In addition, the platform offers real-time monitoring, the HR of companies can see from the app the use that their staff makes of both these third spaces, as well as their own central office. Companies will not only be able to monitor, but also access talent and clients far from their headquarters, without the need for large investments. Meanwhile, employees will always have a workspace adapted to their needs wherever and whenever they want, in one click.
In this new hybrid model, coworking becomes a key piece to achieve a long-term solution to teleworking, while the central offices become centers of meeting, training and teambuilding.
In this way, companies are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel that has been the pandemic. The return to the offices thus becomes an option and not an obligation. The company gains in transparency and productivity, while reducing costs and carbon footprint, according to a study carried out by the platform.
According to the co-founder of Pluria, Gabriela Dumitru, «The growing interest of companies in third-party workspaces in Spain is evolving the coworking market. Our clients opt for a hybrid model between face-to-face work and telework thanks to places that offer the best of both worlds, professional spaces that provide the comfort and proximity of a home ».