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This Month in Hybrid Work: May

Here's the top news and movements that happened in the world of hybrid work, flexible work, and coworking during May.

Everything’s a WeWork Now

Though the collapse of WeWork is familiar to most, many coworking spaces have embraced it’s founding principles. However, much of them have missed the mark when it comes to creating a workspace people want to occupy—devoid of personal flair and a collaborative buzz. Author Jennifer Conrad writes about her experiences working from various coworking spaces in the US. 

 

‘The Office As We Know It Is Over,’ Says Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky recently announced that the company’s employees will be able to work from anywhere, including overseas, and also abolished location-based pay. Chesky sat down with TIME to talk about the future of the office, corporate culture, and how to redesign working spaces.

 

Ikea and Ingka Centres Launch Coworking in Stockholm

Ikea has joined forces with a shopping centre to design an accessible and sustainable workplace to suit the different ways of working. They’ll do this by combining traditional meeting rooms and workspaces with more relaxed common areas where occupants can network and be inspired.

 

Mirvac creates the ‘workplace of the future’ at Sydney HQ

Award-winning Australian property group Mirvac has launched a new ‘Adaptive Workplace’ pilot at their headquarters in Sydney—a hybrid, dynamic test and learn space that explores the office of the future in a post-pandemic era.

 

Here for good: hybrid workplaces 

Hybrid working is on the wishlist of many employees, with organisation who resist adopting the hybrid model at risk of losing employees and failing to attract new hires.