In recent years, traditional office setups have undergone a period of rapid change. With the rise of coworking spaces, more and more businesses are ditching the typical 9-5 office setup and embracing a more flexible and dynamic approach to work. Prior to 2019, just 12% of employees worked at least one day from home, but after COVID-19, a global shift has occurred, with almost three quarters of businesses now offering hybrid work arrangements.
As hybrid working becomes the norm and remote work continues to rise, businesses are looking for ways to make their operations more flexible, cost-effective, and productive. With a wide range of facilities and amenities such as meeting rooms and training rooms available in coworking spaces, many businesses are making a switch away from traditional offices to get more for their money.
There are a number of reasons that you might feel your business needs its own property, but with a host of amenities on offer in coworking spaces, the benefits of a shared office space outweigh the reasons a business might need its own office.
Coworking spaces provide a range of office options to accommodate different types of business needs. From hot desks in a shared office space that allow flexible access to all facilities, to personalised workspaces assigned to specific individuals or teams, private offices that offer privacy and dedicated areas for operations, and virtual offices that provide professional addresses and mail handling services for remote or online-based businesses with the option to book desks and meeting rooms when required, businesses are spoilt for choice.
For some businesses, having their own office space is a matter of pride, as it is perceived to be more professional or prestigious than having to share an office space with other businesses. However in 2023, an argument could be made that the opposite is true. Working in a shared office space or coworking space signals innovation, creativity and disruption, whereas companies that are sticking to tradition are stuck in their ways and spending more than they ought to for the right to say they have their own office.
Coworking spaces offer a range of benefits, including meeting room hire. Unlike in traditional offices where meeting rooms are wasted when not in use, coworking spaces offer members the opportunity to book meeting rooms when they want. Many coworking spaces have a wide offering from meeting rooms to board rooms, training rooms and conference centres to accommodate meetings of any size that you might have. Instead of paying a set fee based on the footprint of an office that might be fully utilised, in coworking spaces, businesses only pay for what they use, which is far more efficient and cost effective without sacrifice.
Coworking spaces are flexible not only in terms of office duration, but also in the facilities on offer. Unlike traditional office leases that often require long-term commitments, coworking spaces provide businesses with the freedom to choose the duration that best suits their needs. Whether it's a daily, weekly, monthly, or even yearly basis, businesses can opt for the timeframe that aligns with their requirements. Coworking spaces also offer a wide array of facilities and amenities that can be tailored to specific needs, including access to book meeting rooms, board rooms, training rooms, and conference rooms.
Businesses that want a short-term, part-time, or virtual office can get access to all the services required without having to make a commitment like they would have to in other arrangements. This allows businesses to adapt and scale according to changes in needs.
If your business is located in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Christie Spaces has hotdesking and private office solutions to help your team make the switch. With central locations in the heart of the CBD in three of Australia’s biggest cities, our spaces are easy to reach with accessible travel links. From hot desks, part-time offices, short-term offices, and private offices, all of our memberships give businesses access to a range of facilities such as meeting rooms, board rooms, and conference spaces to take your business to the next level.
If your business is entirely remote but you’d still like to have access to meeting room hire, we offer that too! With dedicated staff who can help set up your office space, prepare custom technical solutions, and an on-site community team, we’re always here to help.
Coworking spaces have emerged as a flexible and cost-effective solution for businesses looking to break away from traditional office setups. As the shift towards hybrid and remote work continues, businesses that have shifted to coworking spaces are enjoying the flexibility, amenities, and cost savings that come with it. The availability of meeting rooms and other facilities on-demand further enhances the convenience and efficiency of these spaces. With their ability to adapt to changing demands, coworking spaces provide businesses with the freedom to focus on growth and productivity, whilst creating a collaborative and dynamic work environment.
If your business is considering making the switch to a coworking space, Christie Spaces can help. Get in touch with our team to discuss our flexible offerings today.