Traditional Vs. Shared Office Space

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We all hate to move. It’s inevitably the worst experience in one’s adult life. Whether it’s a business move or a personal move, Health Status listed it as one of the top three stresses of life next to having a child and buying a house. Moving, a short term process, is equally as stressful as an 18 year commitment to a child and a mortgage.

Moving to a new office can be equally as stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. One of the first decisions to make is what kind of space do you want? Do you want a traditional office or a shared space that includes services and amenities? Let’s explore some of the benefits of a New York City shared office and why they’re becoming the stress-relief solution you need.

          Furnishings

Unless you already own your desks, file storage, and chairs, chances are you’ll have to spend your time shopping for workstations that are both comfortable for your staff and cost effective. What’s more, the only thing more frustrating than constructing a dozen Swedish-made desks is having to learn Swedish to do so.

A shared office space makes moving into an office a turn-key experience. The day your team moves in, you’ll be equipped with comfortable workstations for all of your associates - no assembly required.

Thinking about taking on an extra team member? If your shared office space offers flexible terms, you can easily add workstations at no extra charge, which is just one less thing you'll need to worry about.

Utilities

Is there anything more aggravating than waiting for the cable and internet guy to show up “between the hours of 9am and who knows when?” Or what about the two-hour conversation on the phone with the electric company to figure out why you were charged double this month? And for the amount you pay the internet company, why is the WIFI always spotty?

Let’s face it, working with utility companies is a huge waste of your time and money. Why stress over four or more separate utility companies?

A shared office space can handle everything for you. And even better - Work Better leads the industry with the largest allocation of bandwidth for our clients.

Agreements

One of the biggest commitments a business can make is signing a 5 or 10 year lease with a building’s landlord in order to lock-in a preferred rate. But do you know precisely where your business could be headed over the next 5 to 10 years?

For example, the standard agreement is only a year long, which gives you the opportunity to be flexible with your business. Our Sales Managers take pride in putting our client’s needs first, which is why many of our clients have been with us for over 5 years. When you’re a member of our community, you can rely on our agreements to be fair, flexible, and transparent.

The Service

The obvious thing that separates a traditional office space from a serviced-office space is, well, the service! Though your employees might not expect a catered lunch every day, knowing they can treat themselves to free coffee and snacks while in-between meetings is a little perk of the job that is always appreciated.

Furthermore, shared office spaces offer staff that treats your guests like their guests. From the moment your client or business associate arrives at reception, you can expect meetings to run smoothly and professionally. Regardless of the size of your company, this is an experience that will give your business the respect and prestige it deserves.

The Community and Culture

One thing business owners can easily overlook is how important culture is to a workplace. A strong culture will lead to a more productive staff, but building a culture takes time and money! Planning for monthly events, putting artwork on your wall, or even just finding a place to have one-on-one time with employees can be difficult in a traditional office.

Shared offices often include fun events for their members, like monthly happy hours or interesting panel discussions. Furthermore, working in a shared office space allows you the opportunity to meet like-minded businesses associates who share the same challenges of running their own operation.

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