Coworking spaces of the future will be drastically different than today as they will augment technology to evolve in terms of smart dynamic areas. Tech-enabled workspaces will reduce the physical touchpoints, boost the user’s experience, and attend to health and safety concerns. According to a report by CBInsights, the ‘office of the future’ will have autonomous cleaning solutions, contactless entry, and exit, sensors to count the users, along pre-entry biometric checks. At the other end of the spectrum, automation will also help the space managers improve productivity, foster a community, and simplify and streamline operations.
Coworking is a transformative force and an industry, but it’s also a movement that will fundamentally realign the tangible dynamics of office space. To survive a highly competitive landscape, coworking spaces of the future will be increasingly classified into niches. The specialization of office spaces would allow them to appeal to a particular target audience, create a strong community and differentiate the service. Field-centric coworking spaces will also become common for people from similar occupational fields to collaborate and share ideas.
The workspace of the future will be environment-friendly, livable, and green. A recent study led by Forbes revealed that Millenials and Generation Z consumers highly value sustainability. To that end, the design and development of the coworking spaces in the future will be governed by the principles of eco-friendliness and environmental protection. Coworking spaces will strive to adopt green practices that minimize energy consumption, set up recycling standards, save via reducing variable costs, and mitigate the impact on climate change via reduced CO2 emissions.