NEW YORK CITY – January 15, 2014 – In New York City, flexible working is booming, and it seems to be benefitting workers. According to a recent survey from Regus, the global workspace provider, 71 percent of New Yorkers identified flexible working as critical to helping ease work-related stress. In fact, 10 percent of workers, or approximately 13.4 million people nationwide, work from home at least some of the time according to Census Bureau data.
However, coffee shops are noisy and don’t provide much, if any, privacy and working from home can be incredibly distracting; so many workers are turning to co-working spaces. And those co-working spaces are doing everything they can to accommodate them. The spaces are designed to be what a worker wants, where they want it.
Regus has responded to the huge increase in flexible working by opening more than 230,000 square feet of co-working space in New York City this year alone, bringing the total amount of co-working square footage in the city above 1.6 million. They have 38 business centers in Manhattan alone, as well 87 in tri-state area, with several more slated to open in the next three months. Each space is different, ranging from the business lounge with a fireplace in the Coates building on Madison Avenue, to the ground floor 25,000 square foot co-working space at 747 Third Avenue (packed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily).
As New Yorkers continue to define the every-changing way we work, Regus will continue to open professional, flexible office space to meet the demand.