The landscape of the traditional workplace is currently changing and the usual cubicle-clad offices we’ve become accustomed to are being reimagined as a collaborative environment where professionals and small businesses co-exist, collaborate and build a new type of community. Welcome to coworking, the future of office spaces.
We've always said that workspace is more than a mere location. It is an environment that inspires ideas, motivates action, and promotes growth. It becomes where your company's foundation is built, where your team is developed, and where your product or service is honed and delivered. Having a workspace that provides optimal working conditions is vital to business operations, company culture and overall success!
In the last decade, Bonifacio Global City in Taguig has become a new mecca for entrepreneurs to grow their businesses. It is one of Metro Manila’s fastest growing financial hubs with a 240 hectare world-class business development area that’s home to upscale shopping centers, hotels, condominiums, offices, and schools.
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As one of the most globalized economies in the world, Singapore is the perfect place to build a career or start your own business. It’s ranked first for ease of doing businesses because of its fast and efficient registration process and progressive tax system. It’s also rated as having the best labor force in the world, with local and foreign professionals that are known for their effectiveness and strong work ethic.
Running a business requires entrepreneurs to face a myriad of obstacles. Among them, honing a product idea, developing a business plan, forming a strong team, and also finding the perfect space wherein the business can grow. This last task has proven challenging for many entrepreneurs, especially in Southeast Asia where office vacancy rates are among the lowest in the world. These circumstances have encouraged startups and SMEs to explore options outside of conventional office leasing; thus the trend of short-term workspace solutions, particularly coworking, has taken flight in the region.
“At Zalora, your purpose is not just to collect your paycheck at the end of every month. Maybe that’s what your parents wanted you to do because that’s what they did,” begins Paulo Campos, CEO and co-founder of Zalora Philippines. “As for me, I’ve always blazed my own trail. Here, we have a sort of trinity wherein happy employees plus happy customers equals happy company. It’s the sense of community that makes our employees like working here. This is what makes us successful.”
Hong Kong, China— The use of short-term workspaces is gaining momentum in cities all around the world, allowing freelancers, small business owners, and independent workers to rent a working area that is free of long-term commitments and entry barriers. More and more businesses are opting for this kind of office lease over those of the conventional nature for its increased flexibility, convenience and affordability. With the rising popularity of coworking spaces, the preference for short-term solutions is catching on across the globe, and Southeast Asia is no exception.
Having been in the business of flexible work spaces for over 20 years, Regus has provided serviced offices to numerous Fortune 500 companies, and currently operates 2300 business centers across 120 countries worldwide.
Lars Wittig, Regus Philippines Country Manager, spoke to Flyspaces about the recent upsurge in flexible workspaces, paying particular attention to the current trends and unique situation in the Philippines. In the continued evolution of the work landscape, Wittig highlights the critical arrival of the millennial generation into the labor force.