Remote working is taking the world of business by storm.
Today’s professionals are spending less time behind a desk and more time on-the-go. Thanks to revolutionary advances in communication and transportation technologies, the workforce is able to get their job done from nearly anywhere.
However, that doesn’t mean they are giving up the office for good. Sometimes we all need to sit down at a desk for a focused work session, to ground our practice in a physical location, or, to enjoy the amenities of being in the office.
Coworking Attracts the Mobile Workforce to CRE
Coworking plays an important role in supporting the population of mobile workers, and these trends are helping them get their job done. This is offering a major boost to commercial real estate’s office scene since the population of mobile workers is skyrocketing.
Recent stats from the International Data Corporation showcase a significant increase in mobile workers in the past 5 years. In the US alone, the population of remote workers has gone from 96.2 million in 2015 to an expected 105.4 million in 2020.
These are huge gains that are ushering in a whole new wave of business for CRE’s office sector - and it’s all thanks to these 4 coworking trends. Here’s what we should be watching in the coworking space this new year:
Office Locations Around the Globe
As business corporations expand their global reach, we’re seeing many more corporations that offer multiple locations.
Technology enables work to progress as usual and it’s giving mobile workers the flexibility, security, and infrastructure they need to succeed. Whether it’s traveling for work, moving to a new city, or just trying something new, a diverse collection of locations is attracting the mobile workforce.
Coworking spaces that have locations all over the world let team members relocate without ever missing a beat.
Increased Use of Mobile Software
Mobile access is key when dealing with the remote workforce. Coworking spaces are adopting new mobile tech software that grants team members full access no matter where they are. Establishing an unbroken connection both in and out of the office is a must for 2020.
Cybersecurity Advances for Greater Protection
Since much of the remote workload is handled digitally, cybersecurity is a prominent concern. Getting hacked or suffering a data breach can be devastating to your business. In order to combat these looming threats, coworking spaces are investing in cybersecurity for their team members.
With this protection set in place, the mobile workforce can rest easy knowing their information is safe.
Remote Workers Will Get More Training
Another trend that we’ll be seeing in coworking is advanced training opportunities for remote workers. Just because they’re not permanently in-office doesn’t mean they don’t need the same types of professional training.
Not only is this helping the mobile workforce expand their capacity, but it’s also expanding portfolios and setting them up for future success. Advanced training opportunities will be a great benefit that coworking spaces can use to attract remote team members.
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