Flexible workplace provider Clockwise opened the first office space in the metaverse yesterday (November 20), the Clockwise Campus, “catapulting the office industry into the new age”.
Flexible workspaces have continually accelerated in popularity and working patterns continue to change, especially with the rapid speed in which technology is advancing the way we connect. However, while remote working allows freedom to work from anywhere in the world, it also creates issues of ‘loneliness and lack of community’.
According to Microsoft, 51 per cent of Gen Z expects to be working in the metaverse in some capacity by 2024. The opening of the Clockwise Campus positions Clockwise ahead of the curve, as one of the first workspaces to enter into the metaverse.
The Clockwise Campus is heavily influenced by Clockwise’s physical offices and provides a digital platform for its members and the public to connect, collaborate and interact in various spaces including; meeting rooms, dedicated desks, breakout spaces, call zones and a contemplation room.
The amphitheatre space will be home to a series of programming with industry experts and thought leaders across Clockwise’s three events pillars; Social, Wellbeing, and Professional and Personal Development; hosting up to 50 guests at a time.
The schedule of events will range from talks and presentations, to more intimate panel discussions, wellbeing events and fireside chats from industry pioneers and inspirational figures to provoke discussion.
Collaborating with AI experts as well as the space for summits, the space presents speaking opportunities for Clockwise members to collaborate and share insight and business success and advice. Without the confinements and barriers of physical space the Clockwise Campus is a utopian version of its traditional offering.
Based on designs by its longstanding collaborator, architecture and design studio, MoreySmith, it incorporates everything that Clockwise is well known and loved for; stimulating design, varied spaces and a strong focus on wellbeing to enhance productivity.
Alexandra Livesey, COO of Clockwise comments: “We are so excited to finally open the doors of our Clockwise Campus, the first ever workspace in the metaverse. I’m really looking forward to hosting an exciting programme of events; focused on our three event pillars; Social, Wellbeing and Personal and Professional Development.
“We have grown significantly as a business in the last three years, increasing the number of locations by 500 per cent and expanding into mainland Europe. While we continue to open new buildings, launching in the metaverse is a really interesting opportunity for Clockwise to explore future ways of working that are complementary to our physical spaces.”
By Matthew Neville – Senior Correspondent, Bdaily
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