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Because of Coworking Spaces, People Are Getting Their Business Back on Track.

The coronavirus hasn't gone away, but it is spreading less often in many parts of the world. Legal restrictions are being significantly eased where the number of new infections has dropped sharply and there isn't a major threat to the health system at the moment.

By Munnazir ZarinPublished 11 months ago 4 min read
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As you can see, this is a good thing. However, for the majority of the economy, things are worse now than they were before the pandemic began.

Why aren't all the people who used to be in the group back right away?

Best Coworking spaces, no matter if they've reopened or never closed, are seeing a slow start to new members coming back when the strictest rules are lifted. As each week goes by, more and more space is being taken up.

However, it will take some time to get back to normal because of at least three things:

The economy has changed.

Despite the fact that many parts of the country are getting better, the health and economic problems caused by the virus aren't going away quickly.

Many governments want to take steps now to make sure there won't be another big wave of infections. This risk also affects a lot of investment decisions.

Coworking spaces can benefit from this in some ways, because companies and people who work for themselves are looking for new places to work right now. They'll prefer flexible options like coworking spaces to traditional offices with long rental contracts.

Even though, the more hard the state-imposed lockdowns were and how little the governments paid for them in the short term, the more damage the economy took. This will cut down on the demand in the area.

There has been a lot of change in people's habits because of long lockdowns. Several former members were able to accept what had happened, changed their views, or even stopped going out with other people.

Those who are financially secure or still get paid have had a lot of fun with the extra time they have had to spend with their own friends and family. If they and their partners can both work from home, they're fine with extending the lockdown as long as there is a common option for both of them.

For now, there are a lot of restrictions from outside.

Other rules keep people from working in a coworking space, and they keep them from joining. For example, if kids aren't allowed to go back to school or nursery all the time, this would be an example. After border crossings, quarantine measures could keep digital nomads and business travellers from travelling, which would keep them from going.

In some areas, people who work from home have problems. Some people are coming back more quickly. It's hard to find a place for an office in apartments in cities with many people living there. Too many distractions or feelings of being alone make it more likely that people want to go back to coworking places.

People who use coworking spaces don't always know if they want to work there on their own, but they do. It's more likely that the bigger the company and the space it rents, the more likely it is that employees can work from home for a long time. The reorganization of large spaces takes more time because it takes longer to make decisions. In other words, their employees will also come back to work over time.

In the short term, stricter rules on how people use space could lead to a lot more space being needed. These companies are likely to keep working from home as the fastest and cheapest way to get things done before looking at other options, like "work near home."

Internal rules are common in coworking spaces.

People who work in coworking spaces often have to deal with conditions that can have a big impact on how they work. It can be less appealing to people who want to join or buy things when there are strict rules, like wearing masks all day. Physical separation measures can also significantly cut down on the capacity.

As the number of new infections goes down, more events and meetings with more people are being allowed. Most of the time, the rules for this are stricter than for desk areas. Large indoor events where alcohol is served are likely to be the last to have their bans lifted.

Because coworking spaces have so many problems, they're not the only places that have them. People who work in traditional offices, as well as people who rent out other places to work, are also affected by these changes.

Members are welcomed back.

Coworking spaces are making it easier for people to come back by giving them information about what to expect before they even arrive. Here are some examples that will help you understand what I mean.

Recent photos or videos of the coworking space show how the distance and hygiene measures are being implemented, for example by showing new distances between the desks or by showing new distances between the desks and the walls.

The current hygiene and distance rules in coworking spaces are easier to put in place because many people aren't expected right away when the spaces open again. Even though, members don't just want to feel safe, they also want to feel welcome and comfortable! This is another problem when it comes to taking all these steps.


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