Maintaining a competitive edge in the face of a pandemic.

Working together at WORQ

Key takeaways:  

1. WORQ sees an increase in demand for shared office space among multinational corporations.

2. Businesses are reconsidering how they run their operations where hybrid work is something that is currently on the minds of many businesses.

3. Flexible coworking spaces resolve workplace difficulties faced by mothers.

4. Working mothers can help companies become more resilient by leveraging their strengths.

In the midst of the pandemic, many businesses were forced to close their doors and this included co-working spaces. Stephanie Ping, CEO and co-founder of WORQ, explains that the company has remained financially viable throughout the entire pandemic because of their strategic business strategy. Coworking spaces would continue to make a healthy profit, as long as it had clients in need of office spaces. Even during a pandemic, there are demands from essential businesses for business continuity.

Businesses rethinking their real estate needs

Ever since things are returning to normal, people have been adapting to working from home as the new norm which is why businesses are starting to rethink how they manage and operate their organizations. For businesses that are located near their employees’ homes, using co-working spaces like WORQ can be extremely beneficial. 

Post-pandemic, many companies are reducing their office space requirements to keep costs down. WORQ helps small and emerging businesses, as well as start-ups, find a flexible workspace that allows them to work in a rotating environment. 

Coworking provides flexibility for return-to-work mothers

“Certainly I’ve heard of conversations where people disadvantage an applicant for a job because they are mothers and single mothers and I would not stand for that.  I would speak up and say that’s not right. “ – Stephanie Ping, CEO and Co-founder of WORQ   

Women, especially working mothers, benefit greatly from a flexible work schedule because they need time to care for their children and do housework. It is Stephanie’s belief that a country’s economy and the future of the next generation are both dependent on the availability of child care. 

Working mothers must be able to adjust their work and home schedules in order to maintain a healthy work-life balance. Taking this opportunity to stay ahead of the market is a way for WORQ to remain competitive and strong. Stephanie also added that she believes that companies can become more resilient by leveraging the strength of working mothers. 

Community workstyle helps people prosper by working together

WORQ has built its culture around employees helping one another out when they hit a brick wall. There are no boundaries between the different departments, and that is something that WORQ also encourages for all of its members. As community builders, WORQ provides not just a working space but creates a business community where companies and individuals prosper by working together. 

Click here to read more about how the community coped with the pandemic.

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