Since the first spaces of coworkinging, and the enthusiasm aroused particularly by a particular population of self-employed, the "shared" spaces have made their way. So much so that today, in the midst of the new spaces that flourish in the company, Coworkinging holds a central place. Yes, shared offices are also for employees.

Third places fall into the habits of the workers

The shared office spaces seduce the self-employed... but also the small, medium or even large companies that detach teams. Interest? Be able to work in Task Force, and train teams by project for optimum efficiency. " third places" are already part of the working reality of about ¼ of the office's assets "decrypts the actin 2017 quality of work life barometerI. Thus, we learn that 31% of the employees surveyed already use the coworkinging spaces, 23% fablabs, and 23% innovation incubators. Figures in very sharp progress since the last wave of 2015. According to the survey conducted at the time, the coworking spaces were thus used only by 15% of respondents (and 12% for Fablabs, 11% for incubators). In two years, twice as many employees have tried this way of working that brings freedom and autonomy.

The rise of third places accelerates the transformation in the way of working which has been observed for several years. The growing nomadism continues its thrust. Half of the assets working in an office sometimes work outside their company. What is the profile of this worker who goes outside the company walls? It is often a leader, or an intermediary, and a majority of these workers are men.

Users of third places

Among the categories of workers who have the most recourse to third places, young people hold a central place. Yes, a youth bonus is noted. Thus, according to data compiled by Actino, 45% of third-place users are in the age range 19-35 years. 41% See in the workspace a way to encourage and improve productivity. Moreover, 38% believe that an ideal workspace is an open and multifaceted space. Workers seduced by third places are looking for several main criteria, "tracers" of Shared spaces:

  • An open workspace but an assigned office
  • Access to more discreet spaces, "privacy bubbles", to focus or find a way to work in isolation;
  • Open-access meeting rooms.

Among the contributions of these places, their strengths are the meeting with people to develop the professional activity that is cited as the first criterion. It is also sharing with people who have the same lifestyle and interests that is cited as an important element. Facilitating work and meetings is the main asset of these innovative offices... which you can offer in your mix of spaces to your employees.

I Http://www.actineo.fr/sites/default/files/barometre_actineo_2017.pdf