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Many entrepreneurs have accepted the fact that the mindset of employees is changing, and they require more flexibility by working remotely or in alternate office styles as it breaks away from the formality of an office. With technology continually evolving, employees can work from almost anywhere, coffee shops or home, minimising the need for an office. However, to create structure in the business, there are various office styles available to support this change.
Shared office space
This less formal office style, better known as co-working or hot desking, has become a trend among start-up and small businesses. Even though leasing shared office space could potentially be pricier than having a home-based office or working at a coffee shop, it gives you flexibility. It allows for networking with other individuals and the opportunity to collaborate with your colleagues in a less formal setting.
Along with this office style, you get calls answered in your company name as well as “lock & go” storage facility to store your personal belongings.
Of course, not everyone can adapt to this type of environment which is why there are alternate options.
Private office space
This is a more modern turn on the traditional office space and slightly more formal than the shared office space. It makes more sense for businesses with larger groups of employees who prefer their own space but still want to be a part of a community, keep running costs low and not have the stress and inconvenience of running an office.
There are smaller and larger offices available. Entrepreneurs can choose to lease a large office or several smaller offices to divide the employees into departments or teams. They get the privacy they require and they can network with other businesses as they see fit.
Whether in shared or private office space, you have the added flexibility of using several breakaway areas at the Workspaces to have some quiet time or have a team brainstorming session. There are also several meeting rooms and boardrooms which can be hired out should you need to host a meeting or have a private team meeting. The meeting rooms and boardrooms are supported by advanced technology and video conferencing facilities which gives you the benefit to host your meetings in style.
When travelling it’s always convenient to have an environment where you can work between attending meetings, Cube Workspace has made this easier by giving you access to any of the 7 Workspace addresses in Cape Town and Johannesburg.
Cube Workspace has also partnered up with a UK-based office broker, eOffice, that gives you flexibility to access Workspaces internationally.
There is no set office style for your business, it all depends on what will suit the needs of your business. Whether you start off with shared office space and move to a private office space as you grow, it all depends on what will bring about the most productivity and what will improve employee morale.
Have a great week!