Inside an office space at Spark Baltimore. (Courtesy photo)

What does community in a workplace mean now?

It’s a question we’ve been pondering over the course of 2021. In the pandemic, Zoom events took the place of in-person spaces, and remote work has allowed companies to offer employees more flexibility and space for personal care.

Many of the approaches introduced during this time out of necessity appear to be here to stay, at least in some form. But it doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll replace the way we did things before March 2020. Rather, it’s looking more likely they’ll be incorporated alongside the pieces of the system that were working.

That’s evident at Spark Baltimore, the Cordish Companies-owned Inner Harbor coworking space in the Power Plant LIVE! complex that has served as a tech and entrepreneurship hub since opening in 2016.


Stephen Babcock is the editor of Baltimore and an editor-at-large of Baltimore Fishbowl.