Welcome to the future! Today's employees do not accept the traditional model of belonging to a company with unending loyalty. That has translated to more freelancers, consultants and independent contractors than ever before. It has also enticed more people to build their own company as opposed to working for more established entities. That means more people working from home or in coworking spaces instead of a traditional office with its rigid schedule.
Even large organizations see the value in this trend. Corporate giants like IBM are running major coworking pilots. Bank of America is testing giving branches a second purpose as a shared workspace. Verizon is taking the trend even further by building their own coworking spaces to expose their organization and employees to the latest technology and trends.
For all of these reasons, coworking is on the rise. The number of coworking spaces and workers taking advantage of the new work style are growing consistently, and the trend is expected to continue unabated.
The Future of the Coworking Industry
If coworking was considered to be just a “movement”, or a trend, it would eventually fade away. Coworking spaces have become a global phenomenon though.
Coworking became an attractive concept due to the increase in popularity not only because of economic reasons and the facilities all-Inclusive workspace perks but also due to being able to grow your business faster, improving your balance sheet, always having a modern office , flexibility to scale up or down quickly, networking with like-minded people, collaborating, better work/life balance, being more productive and creative all while gaining new business.
There will be roughly 5.1 Million coworking space members by the year 2022 within 30,500 spaces, according to GCUC. The shared workspace is the future workspace. The future is here today.
2019 coworking industry events calendar
As you would expect from a growing industry, a new year means a long list of coworking events and conferences. 2019's slate of events is perfect for you if you wish to learn about industry trends and networking with like-minded peers. They will be valuable for space operators, investors and coworkers themselves.
THE SANDBOX hosts Free Coworking Friday! Check out the SANDBOX coworking space, offices, desks and conference rooms and checkout their Airstream meeting room! Kick off your workday with coffee at 9 am!
It's the conference for digital nomads, those who want to live differently, escape the rat race and the 9-5. It's for those who want to live free and take charge for their own lives, travel the world, be their own boss and start living their passions and making their dreams reality.
The Future Offices focuses on topics like interior design, office development, coworking, workplace technology, and of course health and wellness and the event capitalizes on pertinent industry drivers and provides unlimited networking opportunities.
Join them for the ultimate educational and networking event where you can meet and interact with leaders from the shared workspaces, proptech, smart services and digital access industry. Gain the insights and connections you need to advance your business by finding innovative ways to surprise and delight your customers.
Where: International Convention Center, Darling Harbour, Sydney,
WORKTECH19 Sydney is the forum for all those involved in the future of work and the workplace as well as real estate, technology and innovation. Discuss the latest thinking on the growing importance of the workplace as a strategic tool for an organization’s business return.
World Workplace is the most longstanding and well-respected conference and exposition for facility management and related professions. Held annually in cities around the globe, World Workplace facilitates idea-sharing and knowledge-exchange between professionals who support and sustain the built environment
The Global CoWorking Unconference (GCUC – pronounced 'juicy') is the world’s largest global conference series. They bring together coworking aficionados, design enthusiasts, real estate experts, corporate executives and experts to pow wow on the future of work. This year's event will be held at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in downtown Denver. Greetly is a signature sponsor for the event.
WORKTECH18 Los Angeles is a forum for all those involved in the future of work and the workplace as well as real estate, technology and innovation. This event will attract some of the biggest and brightest names to debate, discuss and divulge the latest thinking on the Future of Work and the Workplace.
If you are a woman and interested in business topics and (net-) working with likeminded, interesting and creative women, stop by, have breakfast with them, get your work done and network with great women from different branches.
With something for every professional audience, make your New Year's resolution to attend one or more of these events to boost your knowledge of the coworking industry. As sponsors or participants of many of these events, the Greetly team looks forward to seeing you there!
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