As a coworking of flexible space operator, you are driving your business to the future through all the bumps, such as Covid, you meet on the way. You hear experts discuss the concept of a “hybrid workforce,” a relatively new employment strategy of companies that mixes in-office and remote work.
Much to the dismay of shared office operators, companies moved to 100% remote workstyle during lockdowns, rendering offices obsolete. Google, Microsoft, Uber, Twitter, Square, and many other corporations have announced either extended remote work for employees or even allowed people to work from home indefinitely.
Evolution of remote working population over time (Google)
On the flip side, experts and entrepreneurs believe that offices aren’t going to disappear.
“The online experience today isn’t as good at that kind of casual thing before and after the meeting or just kind of hanging out. Now, some of that can be improved. But I don’t think we’ll completely eliminate having those foundation offices and people come in and do face to face meetings.” — said Bill Gates to CNBC.
As companies crawl back from all-remote lockdowns, office spaces are back in business. Not all employees can collaborate as productively at home as they would in the office. Much like Bill Gates, industry experts believe that offices will transform into collaborative spaces where people come together when they need to.
"We firmly believe that in-person, being together, having that sense of community, is super important for whenever you have to solve hard problems, you have to create something new," — said Pichai during an interview for Time 100.
Is your coworking space or flex office ready for the future? How can you evolve your office products to accommodate the remote work trend? The answer is simple.
A super flex office is a workspace for companies with a hybrid workforce. For example, a company with 100 employees can rent an office with only 30 desks. Employees book a desk and come whenever they need to collaborate and meet, never exceeding the limit of thirty persons at once.
For your coworking space or flex office business, a super flex office is a new product that gives customers what they need and helps you expand the target market post-COVID.
For potential customers, a super flex office is an opportunity to have a permanent basecamp and offer its employees a comfortable workspace on-demand.
Best of all, this new product can be effectively organized using your existing workspace and IT infrastructure. How to get started?
Get started by putting together a small business plan:
Use your coworking space software to organize desk booking for your office tenants. It wouldn’t come off as a big surprise that in this article we use andcards coworking space software as a reference.
The first step is to ensure that all desks are on the system, both open space as well as those inside offices. It’s very important to have both together, as companies may need to use more seats, so they can pay for an open space desk.
Second, it’s setting up access permissions. Only employees of Company X can see desks inside the office of Company X. Usually, desks inside an office are available for free, but open space costs money.
Last, set up payments. Enable a credit system for desks, giving tenant companies the freedom to spend their credits on either rooms, desks, or services on your app. Company Invoice is also helpful to allow company members to book now and pay later through a single bill.
There are numerous benefits to the super flex office model.
Talk to us. Seriously, we’re happy to share our experience with your team and show how a super flex office could work for you. Schedule a demo call with us or drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.