The coworking sector continues to grow in 2022 as the alternative to teleworking

Have spaces that facilitate family and personal reconciliation it is increasingly a sought-after aspect for any worker. This fact translates into the trend towards remote work, which increasingly maintains its presence and regularity in Spain.

This statement is reflected in the Employer Brand Research 2022 study, prepared by Randstad, which details that almost all current remote workers expect to continue doing so in the future (96%). At the same time, 41% of employees who work remotely partially believe that they will continue to do so in the future. As a consequence of these figures, more and more freelancers, freelancers and entrepreneurs are joining the coworking trend. And in addition to these profiles, in recent times another new actor is increasingly integrated into the shared office modality: companies. Miriam Griño, co-founder of Sowo, assures that this interest in shared spaces is due to the fact that “Increasingly, workers are opting for a workspace that allows them to work remotely, while sharing the same space with diverse professional profiles, but without losing their independence”.

The boom in shared spaces is reflected in the sector figures, and it is that during 2021, the coworking sector invoiced a total of 131M/ €, as stated in the study of the State of Coworking in Spain, carried out by Coworking Spain. However, during this 2022 the trend continues to rise.

The Sowo team ensures that more and more requests for their space come from companies that allocate part of their resources to facilitating the reconciliation of their workers’ remote work. And it is that this fact is not coincidence, since it is demonstrated that working socially directly impacts daily work performanceas well as mental well-being.

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Why coworking succeeds

The Sowo team exposes the main reasons why coworking has become the favorite teleworking alternative for workers, as well as the causes that keep this teleworking trend on the rise:

  1. Community and synergies: If something really makes the difference between a conventional workspace and a coworking space, it is the people. If one day you suffer a blockage, the multiple professional profiles that you have around you will be part of your routine, helping you to see your problem from another perspective. Also, if a moment of disconnection is required, you can get up, have a coffee and talk with another colleague. And above all, and more importantly, you never know if there is any possibility of win-win collaboration among your colleagues that will make your work project grow.
  2. Separate work life from personal life: When you are self-employed or freelance and work from home, it becomes very difficult to disconnect from your personal life to focus on your projects and work.
    All expenses included: You only have to worry about paying one fee per month. Otherwise, if you had your own office, there are other details to pay: rent, furniture, electricity and water bills, internet and other facilities that you would like to have. Being in a coworking, all these expenses are covered with the monthly rate you choose.
  3. Stress reduction: As well as reducing the payment of bills, you also save on dealings with telephone companies, with the Wi-Fi of the space and even with the water and electricity companies. Plus, you don’t have to worry about printer maintenance or job site facilities either. So, get rid of unnecessary headaches that distract you from what is really important.
  4. Events, courses and workshops: Most coworkings offer talks, workshops and all kinds of events, both free and paid with discounts for coworkers.
  5. Location: Most of these workspaces are located in strategic areas of the city. In these areas, office rents are usually quite expensive. Being part of a coworking space, you can have your office in the center and receive your clients there, which will improve the image of your company in front of the client.
  6. Community and space manager: The figure of the community manager is responsible for making all the coworkers feel comfortable in the space. That they get to know each other and create quality relationships between coworkers, both personally and professionally. You never know who can be of help.
  7. Rate flexibility: According to your needs, schedules or your economic capacity. Coworking spaces have different rates that adapt to each coworker and to each moment. It’s easy to find an option that fits what you need right now.
  8. Flexible schedule: Many spaces have 24/7 access. So no matter what work schedules you have, you will always have a place to work.

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