The way of working has changed. Centralizing teams in the same place or having their own offices no longer responds to new human resources trends. Remote work and new business models have transformed workspaces, bringing them closer to a flexible, customizable and above all collaborative model. The corporate sector increasingly relies on flexible offices, where different professionals share spaces, exchange ideas and establish synergies.
This model is developing all over the world. In Great Britain and the United States, it is more established, but in Spain, shared workspaces have tripled its presence in the last five years. In fact, according to the study “ Coworking and flexible workspaces 2019 ”, it is estimated that within ten years they will reach between 15% and 20% of the total office rentals in our country, especially in Madrid and Barcelona.
If at the beginning it seemed more intended for the self-employed, more and more professionals and companies are betting on this type of space thanks to the many advantages it brings them. Thus, Aticco, the flexible workspace startup, details up to six types of companies that you can find in its ecosystem:
Freelancers: the profile traditionally most linked to coworkings. They usually work alone and are more used to isolating themselves from working at home. However, shared workspaces help them to be in touch with the job market, generate contacts and share their concerns or business projects in an environment that is not that of family or friends, but that of other professionals with similar objectives. Start-up in the seed stage: these are newly created companies that are starting their activity. They need a place to meet their team. They appreciate the manageability of the coworking model and the planning of weekly events and activities. Being within the ecosystem helps them connect with companies that have grown exponentially and in this way learn from the process. High Growth Startup: They generally opt for this type of facility because of its flexibility in conditions and spaces, as well as its ease of management. They are constantly growing, so they need spaces that easily adapt to expanding teams and a work environment that improves talent retention among their employees. Business innovation departments: shared spaces become work environments conducive to inspiration and development, for example for those working on the digital transformation of the company. In turn, the segmentation of divisions of large companies improves job security by preventing the entire workforce from being concentrated in the same complex. SME: It is a very attractive model for small and medium-sized enterprises because it allows them to work in a flexible space with all services included and without having to submit to long-term commitments. In addition, they have the advantage of having spaces at their disposal for events, as well as an offer of training and leisure cycles or free weekly activities for workers such as yoga, Pilates, etc. Remote workers: working in the best locations in the city, in well-designed spaces, with all the facilities to connect with their remote teams, and with a community with which to share free time, are some of the characteristics for which these types of professionals opt for a coworking.
According to the CEO of Aticco, Gabriel Espn, “the target of the type of professionals who opt for our services has widened over time, with which our offer has also developed both in services and in spaces and offices, to adapt to what the new audience demands. The advantages over traditional offices have intensified, and more and more people trust our centers for their business. “