Why Share an Office?

Why Share an Office?

In the business world, times are changing. What we often envision as a traditional workplace setting doesn’t necessarily adhere to the needs and desires of a 21st century enterprise. Modern offices are built on flexibility – shared office space is a classic example of a more versatile workplace setting that has been designed to reflect contemporary needs. There are many good reasons to share an office. And fortunately, many of these relate to enabling growth.

Sharing Office Space While You Grow

To understand the benefits of sharing office space, it’s important to understand exactly what a shared office space is. In a shared format, your business has its own, fully secure office space. Certain public areas of the office space – such as the lobby, kitchen and other social areas – are “shared” with other businesses. Additionally, many office servicesare shared, such as fully prebuilt space, available furniture, redundant, secure, stable and dedicated Internet access, Manhattan meeting rooms for rent and live receptionists.

This shared format allows you to provide a safe and stable environment for your employees while limiting the investment that has to be made in providing amenities.The costs for non-core elements of your office are shared with other adjacent businesses. As a result, the financial impact of these elements on your business is reduced. The result is that more of your capital can be invested where it ought to be – in growing your company.

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Private But Social

When you share an office space in a class A office location, you’re be able to enjoy the privacy that comes from having dedicated office space for your company. But you also have an opportunity to network with other businesses that share common spaces with you. Sharing office space allows you to engage other business professionals in an amicable, well-appointed and neutral environment that is well-suited for the free-flow of ideas. Whether this means the development of new partnerships or simply exchanging news with those who work in a complementary industry, this potential for collaboration is unique to a shared office format.

Shared Office Space in NYC

The shared office space model is particularly desirable in NYC, a prestigious and bustling business environment where space is at a premium. By sharing an office space in NYC, you can significantly lower your overhead while still having access to private meeting rooms and being able to provide a safe and modern work environment for your employees.

At NYC Office Suites, we offer shared office space at four locations in NYC. All of these Class A office buildings are in Midtown Manhattan and outfitted with both the latest office technology and security features. Get in touch with us online today or call  1-800-346-3968 to find out more about our offerings and lease a shared office space or virtual office. For an in-depth visual tour of our office space offerings, check out our Pinterest page.

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Coworking Space and Shared Office Space in NYC

Posted on October 17, 2013 by Jonathan Thistlewood

“Coworking space” and “shared office space” are, as they say in the Far East, the “same-same but different”. How similar they are is largely definitional, and most office space professionals define both terms differently. As perhaps most widely understood, the main similarity is that both are very cost effective and provide a great value versus traditional office leasing.

Office Sublease and Office Rentals in NYC
“Shared office space” is used by many companies to manage commercial real estate risks and to defray many expenses such as space build-out and dedicated staffing. Most high quality office business centers emphasize privacy and carefully mix public areas with a lot of secure 24×7 dedicated office space. There is a receptionist who answers calls. The Internet is secure and enterprise-grade. Clients host private meetings in dedicated meeting rooms. There is frequent interaction with other clients in the pantry and also at social events hosted by the suite operator, yet, fundamental business development can be protected and controlled if that is desired.

As it has developed “coworking space” has become basically a no-frills version of “shared office space”. The concept of shared office space is very old, so “coworking” is an industry rebranding effort. The attempt is to link workspace to social media trends. What does no-frills mean in this context? The space is not professionally furnished. There is no meaningful security. There is noise pollution. There is little privacy and rampant intellectual property theft. There is a lack of space because workstations are frequently oversold, and yet, the space is furnished with groups in mind (e.g. long picnic tables). The Internet is advertised as being rock-solid, although it usually suffers from massive underinvestment behind the curtain and is neither as fast nor reliable as claimed.

Deciding on an Office Space
Everyone has a low budget in this tight business environment. Often, however, small businesses seeking the flexible office option find that, as in so many things, you get what you pay for. For the serious professional, shared office space is a great value. Those small business customers on a “lean” budget can “share the shared office space” through a Virtual Office, and prove out the good value for themselves.

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