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Jakarta Post

Coworking spaces gaining popularity

  • Norman Harsono

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, April 6 2019   /  01:55 am

Coworking spaces are vital for local start-ups and crucial for technology giants such as Lenovo and Google. However, it is the non-tech companies, including those in the finance and media industries, that will mark the next wave of collaborative working, coworking space providers have said.As Indonesia marches ahead with its Industry 4.0 digitalization master plan, more non-tech companies are expected to use collaborative spaces to attract and retain young professionals who can expedite digital innovation, thus keeping the companies ahead of the competition.“Large companies will either reinvent themselves to be more like coworking spaces or work with coworking space providers. Either way, they will have to create an environment that fosters innovation,” said Miguel McKelvey, founder of coworking multinational WeWork.WeWork’s Indonesian clientele consists of 25 to 35 percent multina...