For React News in the UK, Upflex CEO Christophe Garnier shares flex work trends to watch for in 2023.
As we look ahead to 2023, it’s worth saying that predictions are always a fool’s game. At the beginning of 2022, we were all hoping for a year of stability and recovery following the pandemic. And January did seem to hold much promise. We all know what happened next – the invasion of Ukraine sparked global political and economic turmoil, not to mention the terrible human cost. It was a challenging year for all and ends in an inflationary environment and the prospect of a recession that could be long and deep.
But despite the gloom, we are confident about the prospects of the flex market next year, which we expect to be one of the few real estate sectors to continue to grow apace – not only due to the normalization of hybrid working post pandemic, but because enterprises across the board are now also increasingly understanding that flex is not as simple as just “letting people work from home.”
A healthy, thriving, balanced, equitable flexible workplace requires new skill sets from managers and from employees, new approaches to company culture and collaboration, a new tech stack, and new solutions for workspace management from technology companies, brokers and every player in real estate. This means it couldn’t be a more exciting time for flex as we look for opportunities to make this transition. So, what are the key trends to look out for next year?
From European market growth to landlords becoming increasingly open to flexible business models, I share five trends we’re seeing at Upflex that we believe will define the year ahead. Read them in React News.