A new method of working has arrived in Finland
Freelance and network-based work are becoming increasingly common. Sponda responds to future needs by introducing, as a pioneer in Finland, a large-scale cowork office.
Working life is currently undergoing its greatest changes in decades. Independent and remote work are becoming more common, and working groups only come together for individual projects. Networking and agile-sized companies are responding to the global change of the markets, which is driven by factors such as digitalisation and robotisation.
All this was discovered in Sponda’s extensive background research, which was conducted as preparation for founding the new Mothership of Work community.
MOW is an office space that was opened in February 2016 on Pieni Roobertinkatu in Helsinki, where independent entrepreneurs can benefit from flexible services and communality.
“The concept of cowork, or a shared office space, is a big global trend,” states Marjaana Toiminen, a business coach specialising in digital solutions.
Communality in entrepreneurship
The MOW concept developed by Sponda will provide independent entrepreneurs with the communality they have been wishing for. Members of the MOW will have all the services on the premises at their disposal. Services are being developed in co-operation with a focus group assembled from members of MOW’s target audience.
One example of the services being planned is a relocation service that takes care of all practical issues on behalf of the entrepreneur. The new facilities contain everything you need. There are spaces of various sizes for different purposes, and a company or a freelancer may flexibly increase or decrease their space depending on their projects. Comfort has not been forgotten, either. A restaurant, a sauna, common kitchens, a lounge and a library are available to all users of the premises.
“At the MOW, small businesses can achieve the muscle mass of a large enterprise.”
“For an entrepreneur, it is often useful to be offered meaningful services as part of the lease. Companies consisting of only a few persons might not have access to them otherwise. At MOW, small businesses can achieve the muscle mass of a large enterprise,” Toiminen explains.
The property will also contain various technological services, as well as a common MOW application with digital services. The MOW host or hostess will make sure that entertaining and inspiring events are organised on the premises.