People may think about an office as a dull, laugh-less jail where such lives and breathes are those who stuck to their work desk from 9 to 5, typing rhythmically on keyboards. Well here's a reality. It's 2019 and that concept of an office is woefully outdated. We're now moving forward to flexibility, convenience, and efficiency!
Regus, Prudential Centre
The on-demand and sharing economy have ushered a new concept of office space that we have come recognize as Flexible Space - and it's here to stay. The term flexible space is a broad categorization that consists of coworking spaces and serviced office amongst the other known terms. The recent report by JLL estimates that by 2030, roughly 30% of corporate portfolios could be flexible space. For this article we're going dive deeper into what is a serviced office and where can you find the best of them in Jakarta.
Kolega Primedge, SCBD
Few people would deny that working from an office with a scenic view is better than staring down four walls or a construction site. It is no secret that the quality of our environment has an impact on our personal well being, but let’s get down to brass tacks.
Admittedly, the conference-table-by-day-beer-pong-table-by-night style of coworking space isn't for everyone, and that's okay. Coworking isn't meant to be a one size fits all alternative to the traditional office. In fact, it's just the opposite. The ethos of coworking is to give the increasingly flexible workforce the opportunity to find a workplace that is not only conducive to productive work but, in one way or another, fits their personality.
Regus has built its reputation as the world’s leading provider of serviced workspaces—with business centers, executive suites, conference rooms, lounges, and virtual offices—spanning 3000 locations, 900 cities, and 120 countries. For over two decades, their business has surged alongside fluctuating work trends, changing office cultures, and shifting demographics.
Lars Wittig, Country Manager for Regus Philippines, is excited to be at the forefront of this industry. In developing the 24 different Regus centers across the country, he deals with region- specific conditions, advantages, and obstacles; from Metro Manila traffic to the localized characteristics of different locales.
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.
Now more than ever, technology has become accessible to almost everyone in the world. It is embedded in every aspect of our lives, thanks to the growing tech industry and their quest for innovation. Tech startups are being launched left and right, offering unique and creative solutions for day-to-day problems our world faces. But until they hit the big time, most of these companies are fledgling startups with modest capital. To be able to operate effectively, they rely on flexible workspace solutions to build up their company.