Study Explores The Rise In Cafe Working

Walk past your average coffee shop and you’re likely to find a number of people working away.  The rise of the freelance, or gig, economy has meant the coffee shop is increasingly seen as the workplace of choice.  A recent study highlights the impact of this, not only on the workers themselves, but also on the cafes.

The researchers monitored people who work in coffee shops across Norway, England, Australia and the US over several years.  The paper describes how certain cafes have modified their designs to become more inviting as a place to work.  For instance, power sockets are absolutely crucial, and in many instances more important than the coffee itself.

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