2021 ends, a year marked by the gradual vaccination of the population in Spain and, in the labor aspect, by the return, especially in the hybrid model, to face-to-face work, especially from September. Coworking spaces have been one of the engines for this return to normality thanks to the facilities they offer in terms of flexible contracting conditions.
According to data from Lexington, which celebrated its 40th anniversary this year, the percentage of its turnover generated by large corporations has reached 62%, a figure that clearly reflects the growing commitment of large companies to this type of workspace.
A reality that is also a consequence of the operator’s high specialization in this type of client and that is based, in the words of its CEO, David Vega, in “extensive knowledge of the corporate client, accumulated over all these years, which allows us to adapt to their reality, offering them an office project developed to measure to create a unique space that responds to their new workplace strategies, to the needs of the teams and your requirements in terms of configuration, brand identity and technology. In addition, of course, to a support and services team focused on the daily backup of any management. All this without forgetting the flexible and personalized conditions according to each case, which are mainly reflected in the duration of the contracts and in the possibilities of early cancellation.
In this regard, the company also points out an increase of 18% in the square meters exploited, last year compared to 2020, and estimates to add 30% more by 2022. A growth aimed at creating offices completely tailored to the corporate target. According to the Global Growth Study of Coworking, it is estimated that in 2024 there will be more than 40,000 coworking spaces worldwide and five million users.
Hybrid model, the most chosen option
During the return to the office, which began last September, the hybrid work model has become the preferred option for companies and employees. In this sense, the rotation of the teams is concentrated from Tuesday to Thursday.
In this way, 51% of the firms housed in the Lexington coworking spaces in Madrid and Barcelona are returning to their jobs in a hybrid model, while 44% do so in person and only 5% continue to work from home.