From co-working to ‘no-working’: is the flexible working model sustainable?

COMMENT: Co-working is booming, but many providers are setting themselves up for a fall with business models and approaches that are unsustainable, writes Natasha Guerra, chief executive of Runway East. Strong financial fundamentals might not be as sexy as building a trendy brand, but relying on one without the other is a recipe for disaster. Fuelled by low barriers to entry, an all-time high demand for flexible space, and changes to how individuals and companies work, co-working is the core driver of growth in the UK commercial property sector. In 2017, flexible workspace providers took on more than one-fifth of all