Co-working is the biggest workplace trend of the 21st century, but as the market becomes increasingly competitive, co-working spaces need to work harder than ever to create working environments that are attractive and effective. Particularly now, in the aftermath of the pandemic, they must offer users more flexibility and comfort than working from home, and more opportunities for collaboration than the traditional office. Intelligent lighting systems are key to bringing adaptability to co-working. ERCO offers a range of solutions for creating shared workplaces that can be used in a multitude of different ways.
Between 2012 and 2020, the number of co-working spaces worldwide rose from 2,000 to 26,000. With the rise of mobile devices, which has fuelled a global trend for remote working, co-working has become a global phenomenon. These flexible workspaces don’t only attract self-employed freelancers; they are also used by emerging start-ups and small businesses looking to benefit from a collaborative, creative office culture. And while the Covid-19 pandemic initially led to a decline in demand for co-working, workplace operators are now reporting a huge spike in demand, particularly as more companies are adopting flexible working policies that allow their staff to work in other locations beside the main HQ.