“Coworking” and “flexible offices” are terms more and more used in the world of work. We have all heard them in different contexts, by different companies and their employees. But ultimately what are the different uses of a coworking space?
Non-dedicated coworking space – freelancers or those working for a larger group, join a subscription in a coworking space in order to have access to the space as an alternative workplace.
Internationally – ideal for people who travel a lot for work, especially to places where their company does not have an office. Providers such as WeWork (33 countries), Regus (120 countries), Knotel (10 countries) and TheOfficeGroup meet the needs of this market particularly well and both offer access to their international network.
Project Space – in the event that a business has a specific project to undertake, especially if they need to hire additional staff for a given period of time, a private space can be the perfect solution, with the ability to expand or expand. decrease staffing during the contract period.
Temporary Space – in some cases, companies may need to occupy temporary space, especially when moving if the new office has not been delivered on time. A coworking space is therefore the perfect place for them to continue to function while waiting to settle in their new offices.
Tech / Innovation Team – A growing trend for companies is to place their Tech / Innovation teams in a coworking space rather than in the head office. This can prove to be beneficial for staff in terms of collaborating with other like-minded companies, and can also help in productivity and talent retention.
Morning Coworking Montparnasse – 33 Avenue du Maine, Tour Montparnasse, 75015, Paris
Business Function – some companies use coworking spaces to target new customers by infiltrating the business community present in the coworking space. This gives them the opportunity to sell their services, whether they are accountants, lawyers, notaries, or in web development or digital marketing.
Talent Attraction – the flexibility, atmosphere and environment that can be found in serviced offices, not to mention access to a community and professional network, can sometimes retain and attract new talent . Many companies have decided to set up in this type of space for this reason.
A Regional Headquarters – by using coworking spaces in regional cities, companies can extend their footprint and establish a presence in different parts of the country without committing over a long period as they should have done with a traditional lease.
International Expansion – globalization is a big step for any business, and arriving in a new country comes with many risks, which is why many companies looking to enter a new geographic market for the first time choose a flexible office with services rather than a traditional lease. A monthly contract allows them to test the location and expand rapidly if necessary.
A Bespoke Head Office – many coworking space providers now offer bespoke spaces, where you can have a say in the design, furnishings and layout of the space to create your own place of work in a space that reflects the culture of your company.