WHAT: In Sweden, 200 of 290 municipalities have some form of coworking solution or office hotels with shorter leases than traditional renting contracts. The highest density is found in cities and urban areas, but it is a growing phenomenon in rural areas with a concentration around smaller cities that also have universities. In the mapping of coworking places, there is also evidence that the number of actors in popular holiday destinations in Sweden is increasing, which could be an effect of people extending their holidays to combine with work.
Companies such as Sotckholm-based Flowpass have also emerged to allow companies to manage where their employees are working from, and onboard new coworking spaces for their employees as necessary.
SO WHAT: Coworking is the future of office space for hybrid or remote workers. They allow flexible office space for companies who may not want to pay fixed rental costs for a hybrid workforce, whilst still allowing easy social interaction for workers who would rather not spend their days alone. An increase in the number of coworking spaces and tools to manage where employees are located across a network of hubs opens up new opportunities for decentralisation of the workforce, and flexibility in work situations.