The workplace as we knew it ten, or even five years ago has changed. Instead of the number of square feet directly correlating to your company’s perceived success, startups and businesses are recognizing the advantages to thinking lean and thinking social. Flexible workspace is becoming a familiar sight all over Columbus and the USA, and with big global players vying for a piece of the action, I think it’s safe to say flexible workspace is here to stay. In May alone, the term ‘coworking’ has been mentioned over fifteen thousand times on Twitter. So why is it so popular?
Any business decision needs to be cost effective and startups need to be lean. Flexible workspaces offer businesses space to work at more affordable rates. Whilst you can opt for a traditional desk or office set up, flexible workspaces also allow members to “hotdesk” at home locations and in many cases at other locations within the group. Membership costs will often also include use of meeting rooms and printing costs, though always check!
The joy of coworking is that you never know who you’re going to meet, whilst you’ll get used to seeing the regulars and people with full time desks, there’s also the people looking to hot desk when travelling or in the area for meetings. In a flexible workspace, you have a plethora of people with different skill sets and expertise that are normally only too happy to talk through ideas or problems.
If it isn’t ideas you’re after, maybe it’s the beer. We’re social creatures by nature, and whilst the idea of ‘networking’ may feel many with fear, free beer and pizza has a different effect! Socials and get togethers not only break the ice and help you get to know your fellow coworkers, but it can also boost your productivity and promote happy working relationships to others in the same environment. Keep your eye out for the events at your location, it’s a great way to meet new people or take a break from work for a quick chat and some much-needed sustenance.
There are some fantastically designed flexible workspaces. Cheaper rates and sharing space doesn’t mean that you will forgoing the little extras or end up sitting at a wobbly desk all day. Many spaces offer fantastic meeting spaces and break out areas that you’d happily invite clients to. To add to the positives, many flexible workspaces are either conveniently located near a coffee shop or have one onsite.
There are so many great coworking spaces around the USA, offering a range of memberships to suit your schedule and budget, whether you want a one-off hotdesk, or monthly paid daily access.
People need a place where productivity is proven to reach peak levels. At Office Evolution Columbus, we offer a range of private meeting rooms; open-plan co-working for quiet concentrated effort; lounges and flexible meeting areas for hosting important clients; wi-fi is ultra-fast and unlimited; coffee is free; newspapers are available; and there’s a dedicated team supporting all of our members’ business needs.
Office Evolution Columbus
At Office Evolution Columbus, we understand the unique challenges of being a solopreneur, and we have designed our services with the modern day, flexible, entrepreneur in mind. Our Virtual Office or Entry Level Services ranges from a private mailbox, to meeting space, to phone answering service providing the support you need in your entrepreneurial journey.
We also offer the ideal combination of a Coworking Community and Private Offices. We serve the Columbus metropolitan area with 3 locations, so when you start looking at office space near me or a conference room near me or a meeting space near me, we are close to Powell, Dublin, Hilliard, Grove City, Worthington, New Albany, Westerville, Bexley, Blacklick, Clintonville, Upper Arlington or Reynoldsburg, choosing Office Evolution Columbus in Dublin, Worthington or Easton Town Center will help your budget remain flexible, with more money to spend on the things that matter most to your business.
Contact us today to set up a tour at our Dublin, Worthington or Easton, Ohio locations.
Office Evolution has more than 70 locations open, 140 units sold in markets across the country and is poised for further growth as the demand for affordable and safe, workspace close-to-home continues to rise.