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Coworking and Flexible Workplaces Poised to See Big Uptick Post-COVID

As a hybrid workplace emerges in the post-pandemic environment, and organizations roll out a distributed work strategy with both physical and remote locations, coworking and flexible spaces are poised to play a vital role in the transition and economic recovery.

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Speaking at a Knoll k. talk webinar, three founders in the spaces-a-service industry shared their opinions on how coworking and flexible spaces play into the next phase of the work and meeting space business. Ryan Simonetti, CEO and co-founder of Convene; Tim Rowe, CEO and founder of Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC), and Liz Elam, founder of the Global Coworking Unconference Conference, spoke with Knollā€™s senior director of research Kylie Roth on why they expect significant upturns in the industry.

COVID has accelerated trends that were underway in the space-as a-service category, a segment that typically operates at a higher than-average level of speed and innovation. To survive and thrive in the post-pandemic climate will require a pivoting of business models, updating physical workspaces, entering new partnerships and launching new businesses.

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