We are on the cusp of a new era for coworking, and it’s time to consider what makes shared spaces sustainable in the future.
Why Do We Need Green Coworking Spaces?
Coworking has been around since the ’90s, but it wasn’t until the last decade that it became part of the mainstream real estate business landscape. Its popularity has exploded in recent years, with multiple coworking spaces being built due to great demand from the Indian market.
According to Financial Express, by the end of 2023, it is anticipated that India’s co-working market will have grown to 50 million square feet. As per the same estimate, the worldwide co-working industry would expand by USD 30 billion by 2026.
We’re looking for new ways of working that are sustainable and effective for the future. What will make coworking spaces sustainable in the future? Let’s find out!
How To Create An Eco-Friendly, Sustainable Shared Workspace?
a) Conscious Choices for Green Workspaces, Sustainability, and Well-Being.
Businesses and organizations have been increasing their commitment to sustainability in recent years through many activities like CSR (corporate social responsibility). They have also begun to focus on the health and well-being of their employees and customers by providing them with a wide variety of healthy amenity options and other assistance.
As more people become aware of how important it is to sustainably manage resources, they will want to use coworking spaces that align with their values. It means that coworking will be able to attract more eco-conscious users who want to work in an environment that supports green practices and healthy lifestyles. Coworking spaces may become more enticing than ever since they will speak directly to individuals who are most concerned about these issues.
b) Increasing Brand Recognition via Workplaces.
In a recent survey conducted by Business Insider, 81% of respondents said they want their coworking space to be more community-focused and socially conscious—and they’re not alone! The same survey found that 60% of people who use coworking spaces also prefer them over traditional offices.
What does this mean for coworking spaces? Well, they’ll need to adapt or pass—and the good news, they appear prepared to change!
Coworking spaces are not just about work anymore. They are about identity, collaboration, and social engagement. The spaces have become more active in their communities by offering events and resources. Coworking is gaining popularity and developing into a hub for innovation and entrepreneurship. It is becoming more of an integral part of communities. Coworkers will be able to connect more easily than ever before through these spaces—as well as a variety of other ways that are currently being explored by companies.
This way of working together makes it easier for people to connect and create a sense of belonging within a community that shares common values.
As more coworking spaces open up around the world, they must keep those social aspects in mind as they evolve into thriving hubs of innovation and creativity.
c) Coworking Spaces will lead the Battle for Diversity.
More and more companies are taking steps to make their spaces more accessible and inclusive. This is a trend that’s only going to continue as the workforce realizes how important it is to have a diverse group of coworkers and clients.
We’ve already seen an increase in the number of women and differently-abled persons who are choosing to work in coworking spaces. We’re excited about what this means for our industry as a whole: more inclusive spaces that support each other and encourage collaboration across various backgrounds.
People are looking for experiences that are more than just work—they want to feel like they’re part of something bigger than themselves. And with coworking spaces, you can do just that. You can take classes, get involved in community projects, or even find your dream job while working alongside other like-minded professionals.
Coworking spaces are a crucial aspect of the future of work. Whether they will be sustainable or not is yet unknown, but if the past is any indication, we can expect to see dramatic changes in the way people work and collaborate in the near future.
We can’t wait until the day comes when all coworking spaces are as sustainable and efficient as some of them are now. We’re confident that it’s only a matter of time, and we’re here to help you make sure your space is prepared for the future.