Working life of the future

Working life is changing at an accelerating pace. The number of freelancers and solopreneurs has more than doubled since the year 20001, and new digital solutions mean that work is no longer an activity that necessarily has a fixed time or place. With part of work moving outside the office, the office space begins to increasingly transform into a social meeting place that encourages co-operation and generating ideas on a collaborative basis.

Good office space adapts to customer needs and offers various types of spaces for different purposes.

Business premises to support changing work

Changing work, technological development and business premises that supports various forms of work are trends that feed off each other. Research suggests that companies that allow their employees to choose their workstations have employee satisfaction levels that are 10–15 per cent higher than other companies.²  Going forward, a multispace office that combines the latest technology with versatile workspaces will be the ideal business premises solution for more and more companies.

Office spaces are increasingly required to foster a sense of community and provide the flexibility required by project work. This is precisely what is offered by Mothership of Work, or MOW, Finland’s first large-scale coworking space, which opened its doors in February 2016.

Like Sponda’s other business premises solutions, MOW is based on customer needs. For one client, this may mean a modern retail space in a shopping centre in the central business district, while for another client, it may mean a highly functional office space in a location with good transport connections. The most important thing is that the business premises solution supports the tenant’s business operations, work performance and employee satisfaction to the greatest possible extent.

1Ministry of Employment and the Economy 2015: Final report of the working group examining and developing change trends in the use of the labour force and in the ways of working

² Chicago Tribune, 18 June 2015