Having to work from home for an extended period was a game-changer for everyone during the first few months of the pandemic. But now that workplaces are opening up, being onsite full-time could be a deal-breaker for many employees who are unwilling to fully return to the office and give up the balance they’ve become accustomed to…

The term ‘coworking’ doesn’t have a long history, but it’s certainly a topic on the tip of many people’s tongues. A quick search of the available thought leadership indicates a global market value of anywhere from $8 billion to $26 billion, and that was back in 2019 before COVID-19 inspired a rapid rise in flexible working (something we…

Every generation, we get to reimagine the way we work. In the 1940s, World War I brought women into the workplace like never before. In the 1990s, PCs, emails and the internet impacted productivity, decision-making speed & communications, allowing us to work effectively with other timezones. In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic chased employees from the…

If we had asked this question a few years ago – chances are that the answers would have looked very different. Before the extended work from home period caused by the pandemic the highest level of flexibility you could find in a workspace was the choice between your fixed desk, a meeting room or the…

It seems to be that shiny new thing that the pandemic has fast-tracked, but hybrid working isn’t as new as you might think. The publishing house Capital Business Media that produces the magazine Business Matters adopted a hybrid working model in 2011 and they wouldn’t want it any other way. We’ve spoken to Richard Alvin,…

Before COVID-19, many of us didn’t have much of a choice when it came to the question of where they worked from. Now, more companies are embracing flexible work solutions and allow their employees to work from home at least a few days per week. Most of these companies have moved to smaller offices. They…

Rewind to 2019: Morning commutes, business women and men in suits running from one meeting to the next, from one skyscraper to the next, queues for coffees and meal deals at lunchtime… Fast-forward to March 2020: A global pandemic. People all around the world ordered to stay at home finding out that they can be…

The 17th May 2021 marked a special day for the UK. It was the day when COVID-19 restrictions were eased in a significant way. Indoor hospitality venues opened their doors and people were allowed back in offices. At Othership we’ve had record numbers in bookings since venues reopened, coworking spaces and free workspaces in the…

It’s been a year and two months since we last sat all together in an office. It now feels like a memory in black and white from the good old days – a bit like those early photographs in grandma’s cabinet. Okay, it wasn’t that long ago, but it certainly feels like it. We have…