Buffer and AngelList surveyed some 3,500 remote workers and compiled and released the “2020 State Of Remote Work”.
One noteable takeaway from the slides was the topic of primary (and secondary) workspaces. Here’s the snippet, with bold added for emphasis:
When you hear “remote work,” where do you picture people working?
If you thought “in their homes,” you’d be spot on! While it seems like remote workers default to working at home (80 percent told us that’s their primary work location), a wide variety of them mix it up and work from other locations part of the time.
Only three percent of respondents primarily work from coffee shops, but 27 percent head to coffee shops as their secondary work location. Coworking spaces are another choice, although they aren’t quite as popular — it’s the primary work location for seven percent and the second choice for 12 percent.
Whilst I know that getting humans into spaces is the critical to the sustainability of any coworking space, I wonder if there’s anything more we can do to make coworking more comfortable and/or attractive to remote workers everywhere.
Is there anything you’ve tried? How did it work? Any tips, tricks, concerns?
(Oh and I did ask Joel from Buffer for his suggestions as the founder of fully-remote business too)