Flexible work styles have received a new spotlight as coronavirus challenges traditional workstyles and methods. As many employees, small business owners, freelancers, and professionals have recently discovered, working from home can be a great thing in small doses, but isn’t always the most productive method – enter coworking.
As Australians begin looking towards what changes they can make in the future to balance health, safety, and productivity, coworking spaces have emerged as an unlikely hero.
What is coworking?
Coworking offers an alternative to traditional leases and work formats. Based on flexibility as the core value, businesses and individuals are able to sign up for short to medium term memberships to access spaces as they need and benefit from all the resources that come along with them,
Whether you’re looking for an office for your team, a single desk 1-2 days a week, or a premium space to hold socially-distanced meetings with clients, coworking spaces offer the perfect solution.
Many coworking spaces also include amenities in their memberships, with resources such as member kitchens, in-house cafés, media studios, and end-of-trip facilities all available for you to access at no extra cost.
How are coworking spaces becoming safer in the future?
Coronavirus has created new social protocols (such as social distancing), hygiene expectations, and priorities for individuals and businesses.
Coworking spaces such as Hub Australia have been working to evolve, incorporating these new priorities and ensuring the keypoints of member safety, health, and productivity remain looked after into the future.
Hub has developed new standards, procedures, and layouts of spaces, designed to offer stability along with safe and hygienic workspaces, while continuing to supply the usual high-quality premium spaces members know and love.
With new physical distancing signage, heightened cleaning schedules, availability of sanitiser and antibacterial products, and a focus on working with members to create safely distanced workspaces, Hub Australia has adapted each coworking space to provide more space per person and a safer workday experience.
How is the community side of coworking growing?
Although for the foreseeable future most spaces aren’t reintroducing physical events for their communities, this doesn’t mean the networking and community that has become synonymous with coworking has disappeared.
Hub Australia has created a regular virtual event schedule for members, including social events as well as professional development and skill-growth webinars hosted by members.
Alongside this, Hub Australia has created new online benefits and channels, including an exclusive member Slack space, free upgrades on Zoom, and access to HubSpot for all members – among dozens of other offers, upgrades, and discounts provided through our exclusive member portal.
Why are coworking spaces better for individuals and teams?
Hub Australia memberships are inclusive of all utilities, amenities, and maintenance costs, helping offer an alternative to long leases that don’t accommodate the flexibility required by businesses and individuals.
As we move into a new future, coworking has an immense benefit of providing adaptability, with social distancing incorporated into space layouts, and a variety of breakout and flexible spaces allow members to be part of a community while ensuring they can still stay safe and work productively.
Your coworking space will also manage all procedures, standards, and contractors, ensuring your space is as hygienic as possible, your coworkers and fellow members are educated on new guidelines, and resources are available to create a clean and safe space for you to work each day.