Lobien Realty Group (LRG) said the work environment continues to evolve amid the new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
LRG said as businesses try to comply with requisite protocols in the workplace that aim to reduce transmission of COVID-19 and minimize contact rate, workplaces of today have started to reconfigure workspace to lessen close contact between employees. Skeletal workforce is also being practised where 50 percent of the employees are working from their homes and meetings are done online.
According to LRG, one of the growing trends of the new normal are co-working spaces.
Startup companies, freelancers, entrepreneurs and digital nomads, and remote teams drive demand for co-working spaces. Many companies are looking to split operations as they allow their employees more flexible arrangements like work from home or reduced work days. Some companies are also likely to occupy smaller spaces and opt to commit to short-term leases.
As of August 2020, there were 9,554 desks/seats available in co-working spaces, occupying a total of 350,000 square meters.
Co-working facilities such as Work Studios located at the mezzanine floor of the Infinity Tower in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City are becoming popular for both small and big occupiers because most are situated in prime locations in competitive areas. Work Studios and other similar structures have also grown in demand as they offer instant offices that are aligned with the changing tech and business environment.
Work Studios boasts of 146 seats- with 96 private workstations, 20 dedicated desks, and 30 hot desks. It has three shared meeting rooms, breakout areas, and lounge areas.
It also offers members the latest in modern information technology.