I Can't Decide What I Need!

I can’t work from home, but I’m not sure what I need. We hear this all the time and the options for finding a work space that fits your needs really depends upon, well, your needs!

What are the options?

Coworking and private offices are two different options for workspace arrangements. Coworking spaces are shared office spaces where individuals or teams from different companies or industries work in a shared environment, whereas private offices are dedicated spaces rented by a single individual or company for their exclusive use. Both options – coworking and private offices – commonly have a lot of flexibility when working with a shared space or executive suites provider.

Advantages and Disadvantages

Here are some key differences between coworking and private offices:

  • Cost: Coworking spaces are generally more affordable than private offices, as the costs are shared among multiple individuals or companies. Private offices, on the other hand, can be more expensive, as they require exclusive use of a dedicated space. Some office providers will help mitigate that cost of private offices by offering them on a part-time basis.
  • Flexibility: Coworking spaces are often more flexible than private offices, as they offer shorter lease terms and the ability to scale up or down as needed. Private offices may require longer lease terms and may be less flexible in terms of scaling up or down but can sometimes be rented on a month-to-month basis or even a part-time flexible basis with some office providers.
  • Collaboration: Coworking spaces offer more opportunities for collaboration and networking with other professionals, as you are working in a shared environment with individuals from different industries and backgrounds. Private offices, on the other hand, offer more privacy and a dedicated space to focus on work.
  • Amenities: Coworking spaces often offer a range of amenities such as high-speed internet, conference rooms, coffee and kitchen facilities, and social areas. Private offices may offer fewer amenities, as they are tailored to the needs of a single individual or company but often offer those same amenities in an executive suites or shared office environment.


Ultimately, the choice between a coworking space and a private office will depend on your specific needs and preferences. If you value flexibility, networking opportunities, and affordability, a coworking space may be the best option. If you require privacy, dedicated space, and more control over the office environment, a private office may be the better choice.


Visit a few shared office spaces that may offer both options and see what works for you!



 At Office Evolution Phoenix, we provide virtual office, coworking, and flex office private office solutions at our shared office center. We offer meeting rooms, private offices, hot desking in a shared workspace coworking lounge, a shared reception, a business address, and virtual receptionist services. We have many options and price points, and all terms are flexible. Plus, you become part of a community of like-minded professionals.

Whether you live in Phoenix, Ahwatukee, Chandler, Gilbert, Tempe, Guadalupe, Mesa, Laveen, Maricopa or Casa Grande or other communities nearby in Maricopa County, OR you just arrived at Sky Harbor Airport and need a place to meet or work, choosing Office Evolution Phoenix will help you be more professional, productive, and profitable.