Shared Workstations and Their Various Benefits
April 27, 2017
One of the latest trends in corporate America is using shared workspaces or coworking spaces. This trend has been seen in cities across the country, and it has inherent benefits for almost any entrepreneur.
When starting your business, it may make sense to use your kitchen table as your workspace. However, growth requires more space. Douron can help you better understand the benefits of shared work spaces, so contact us for more information.
Lower cost is one of the biggest benefits to the shared workspace. For example, an average office rent or mortgage could be upwards of $4,000 per month. However, if you use a co-work space for six employees, you may be looking at a monthly bill of $1,200.
Another cost-saving incentive is the many free amenities included, such as: water, internet, coffee, and kitchen supplies. Affordable support staff is another benefit. Receptionists and administrative, for instance, assistants are available either free or on a pay-per-task basis. This could save thousands, as the company now doesn’t have to pay a full-time receptionist or assistant salary.
With many spaces already wired for internet, there won’t need to be a big moving day. Many traditional leases or mortgages lock you into a long-term expense. With co-working spaces, your monthly payment plan can be upgraded or downgraded. You can add or remove space as needed, and you can cancel the plan if necessary.
Many leaders in several industries have seen that co-working spaces allow for easier networking and collaboration. If you’re having a technical problem, you may have a computer engineer at the next table. If you have an accounting question, you may be in luck with an accountant nearby.
If you’re looking to recruit an employee, you may have an untapped pool of talent in your workspace. Since you know and understand your co-working neighbors, camaraderie, knowledge sharing, high energy, and cost sharing are at the heart of workspace sharing.
If you’re looking for a better workspace and need help, contact one of Douron’s office design experts. We look at your growth and assess your company’s needs to help create an ideal space.