We are experiencing a revolution in the way people work. This is the age of the independent mobile worker. If you are self-employed, telecommute, or work primarily on your own or on the road, you are one of these workers. There are over 30 million of you in the United States alone.
Why is this happening? Monumental changes in technology, the economy, and the quality of life/work perceptions of upcoming generations have all played a part. But as these dramatic changes have taken place in the workforce, very little has changed in the physical workplace – until recently. Now it’s time for workspace to catch up.
Today’s workforce wants many things, most critical of which are flexibility, economy, convenience, and social interaction. Shared workspace operations are popping up all over the world to fill this need. They replace the access to resources and the sense of belonging that workers lost when they left the traditional corporate headquarters.