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Is remote work a short or long term trend?

The shift to remote work that many companies have made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been significant, and it is likely that some form of remote work will continue to be a part of the work landscape in the future. However, the extent to which remote work will be adopted, and the specific ways in which it will be implemented, will likely vary from company to company and depend on a variety of factors.

Many companies have found that remote work has allowed them to increase productivity and reduce costs, which may lead to the permanent adoption of remote work policies. In a survey conducted by Gartner, more than 80% of companies surveyed said that they plan to allow employees to continue working remotely at least some of the time post-pandemic. However, there are also some challenges that companies have faced with remote work, such as communication and collaboration difficulties, lack of face-to-face interactions, and reduced opportunities for professional development.

Shared office spaces, coworking, private office space rentals and executive suites will continue to grow in terms of demand.

In short, Remote work will likely be a long-term trend, but the specific way it will be implemented in different companies will depend on the factors that are most important to them.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a membership fee?

LocalWorks uses the term "membership fee" to refer to the fee that you pay in order to use the LocalWorks location and office. We do not use the term “rent” as there is no lease and members are not considered tenants.

What is included in the membership fee?

Your office space, wifi, utilities, and a desk/chair in your office is included.

How do I book a tour?

Choose your location on the website, select “Schedule a Tour” and choose a day and time that works best for you.

Do I need business insurance?

Yes. You should have business insurance to cover you in case of unforseen circumstances. Get insurance in minutes (and save 25%) here.

Will there be someone on the tour with me?

No, tours are self guided. You will have a LocalWorks concierge on the phone with you to answer any questions, help you select your office, and get signed up as a member. 

How will I be able to access the building on the self guided tour?

Once you arrive at the location for the tour, you will call the number in your confirmation email to receive a code to get in or approval to enter the building.

The office comes furnished, but am I allowed to bring my own furniture?

Upon request, you can remove our furniture and use your own.

Is there someone from LocalWorks on site daily?

Each location has an operations manager that will stop by weekly to make sure everything is running smoothly. We have a full support team available by phone, email or chat every day during business hours.

How will I be billed?

Your initial payment will consist of your first month's membership fee, security deposit, and setup fee. After that you will be charged on the first day of each month for that month's membership fee. You are required to keep a valid payment method on file, and late fees will accrue when payments fail. See our Terms for details.

How can I cancel my membership?

Simply email [email protected]. 30-day notice is required and you are responsible for your membership fee for the 30-day period following your notice.

Are conference rooms available to use?

Many of our locations have conference rooms. If available, conference rooms are booked using our members portal. Ask your LocalWorks sales representative if the location you are considering has a conference room.