What Makes a Winning Flexible Shared Workspace?

It’s estimated that more than 1-million people now work in 14,000 flexible shared workspaces around the globe and the trend has become increasingly popular. The flexible workspace phenomenon is driven by a combination of the freedom the internet affords workers and full offices facilities at a much lower cost than traditional space.

But what makes a winning shared workspace?


Most companies don’t need an entire building or even the whole floor. Shared workspace is a chance to reduce operational costs by finding a coworking place that offers all the facilities of an office for much less than an office. In Columbus, Ohio, shared workspace offices cost 30-50% less than traditional offices.


A very important decision driver is location. You don’t want to spend too much time commuting, while it’s also good to have a position close to potential clients and major business hubs. Being close to shops is also useful.


You can’t fully understand the nature of a shared workspace until you spend some time there, but you can get a feel of the ambience immediately. Try to choose a place where you and your colleagues can feel at home. Most people feel more relaxed in coworking spaces due to the general atmosphere of well-being and stress-free environment.


A great atmosphere often comes as the result of a coherent community. Some of the best coworking places attract like-minded people that establish good relationships. Many share workspaces hold learning and social events which helps build a sense of community.

All The Equipment

A shared workspace must have every piece of equipment you need in everyday work such as printers and copy machines. Of course, a stable and high-speed internet connection is mandatory.

Conference Rooms

Most of the time, clients and business associates won’t mind having a meeting at shared workspace. However, sometimes it is necessary to provide them with a more peaceful room and hold an appointment without external disturbances. For this reason, a good shared workspace must have several conference rooms. They are also useful for established companies that want to hold offsite meetings.

Coffee Station

Everyone needs a break in the workplace. A thoughtful shared workspace should offer not only great coffee and food but also a relaxing place to really enjoy the pause and forget about professional duties for a while.

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 4 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, Downtown Columbus or Reynoldsburg, choosing Office Evolution Columbus in Dublin, Worthington, Easton Town Center, Downtown Columbus will help your budget remain flexible, with more money to spend on the things that matter most to your business.

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