It's been said time and time again, but it remains true: flexible workspaces are changing the nature of work. We see this not only globally, but regionally as well and within our own cities with the number of coworking spaces and serviced office providers continuing to grow, attracting interest from all industries, and Manila is no exception.
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Coworking spaces have, without a doubt, flourished in popularity recently. Deskmag has written about it, Forbes has written about it, and many many more have talked about the growth in the number of flexible, short-term workspaces. But why are they gaining such esteem? To break it down: they're human-centric. As opposed to traditional offices, coworking spaces focus more on hospitality than they do on simply providing real estate. In other words, rather than just offering a desk to come work, these spaces create a community in which digital nomads, entrepreneurs, freelancers, and even MNC's can achieve their business goals.
As the number of coworking spaces continues to grow across Southeast Asia, especially with big global brands such as WeWork alongside regional players expanding across the region, so do the number of niche coworking spaces.
In 2008 the elusive Satoshi Nakomoto created Bitcoin, a "peer-to-peer electronic cash system" by using blockchain technology. Fast forward 10 years and you'd be hard-pressed to find someone who hasn't at least heard of something blockchain-related, the most popular clearly being cryptocurrencies. There's even a J-pop girl group that is capitalizing on this new hype, with each member representing a different cryptocurrency - in fact they take payments for their tickets and merchandise solely through cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum.
Catering to the increasingly young and tech-savvy population now entering the workforce, coworking spaces have sprouted up all over Manila. However, they’re more than just places to work - they’re community builders that integrate the feel of your neighborhood coffee shop with the functionality and professionalism of a traditional office. As each of them is unique in the spaces or services they offer, you’d be hardpressed to not find a coworking space suited to your needs.
These last couple weeks have been, as the saying goes, a whirlwind for us. We secured another round of funding, celebrated our 2nd anniversary, and welcomed new members to our team! So we just wanted to take the time and reflect back on what has happened, and thank everyone - our investors, valued customers, space partners, friends, and family, for making it all possible.
Colliers International predicts a 10 percent growth in coworking spaces for the Philippines for the next three years. This is largely attributed to the large millennial population entering the workforce, as it offers a cheaper alternative to the traditional office space.
But coworking is so much more than a simple cost savings opportunity. In fact, the magic of coworking is achieved when you see it as an investment in your career.