Co-working, where different businesses work together in a shared office space, is growing in the UK at a rapid rate. By 2018 it is estimated that the number of members using co-working spaces globally will have reached one million. In addition to the more traditional static office, firms of all sizes, from start-ups to big corporate’s like Orange and IBM, have started to pursue flexible and agile working arrangements that now include co-working. The challenge now for HR teams is how to manage this potentially new territory and to consider how changes to their company’s real estate strategy to include co-working can enhance business performance.
John Duckworth, Lead Director – UK Occupier Services, JLL John is Lead Director – UK Occupier Services and a UK Board Member at JLL. John’s role involves the management and leadership of 300 staff delivering a wide range of corporate real estate services to a variety of clients across multiple property types