RISE IN DEMAND FOR SERVICED OFFICES AS WORKING FROM HOME PROVES ITS CHALLENGES
Serviced office providers are experiencing a high demand from people who are finding it too hard to work from home. The number of customers worldwide wanting to work for just a few hours a day in a serviced office, and the rest of the day from a “virtual” office at home has risen to more than 30 per cent. One Australian flexible workspace provider has seen inquiries soar by around 30 per cent.
The working from home experiment that businesses of every calibre have been forced into, as a result of the Coronavirus Pandemic, has proved its challenges for some. Most customers looking for a workspace are struggling to work with distractions from kids, pets, the fridge, or not having an adequate workspace at home.
Virtual Office packages, with mail and phone-handling and receptionist services, have soared rapidly with the outbreak of the coronavirus. It allows people to stay at home whilst still maintaining the operations of their business.
Serviced offices are recognising the need for people to have flexible arrangements for using office space, upon receiving enquiries about using the space for a couple of hours or for a few weeks, in these times of change/growth.
Demand for coworking spaces has dropped significantly, most likely due to social distancing rules and fears of sharing space and increasing the spread of the virus. However, many lovers of coworking have switched to taking up small private offices for the time being.