COVID-19: Recommendations for A Flexible Workspace Solution

With the government relaxing its social gathering rules and work-from-home orders easing, many South Africans are returning to work. A flexible coworking space is perfect for businesses looking to welcome their workers back to the office.

What is a flexible workspace?

Essentially, a flexible workspace is an office that already has everything a business needs to operate. It doesn’t require any additional setup costs or setup time. Flexible workspaces meet the demands of the modern workforce; they come with the features and amenities needed for a functional and productive environment. The main difference between a coworking space and a flexible office is that a flexible office provides organisations with a reception team, support services, and IT staff readily available to support their growing business.

What are the benefits of flexible workplace solutions?

When searching for office space, it’s common for conventional office buildings to be the first place to look, but more businesses are beginning to consider flexible workspace solutions. With a flexible workspace, workers have a fully set up and operational office in one day that caters to their needs. With a conventional office, budget limitations might get in the way of creating the perfect space. Serviced offices are a convenient and cost-effective solution. Businesses access a state-of-the-art workspace without any pressure to sign for a long lease period. They can reserve space on a pay-per-use basis.

How is a flexible office space ideal during the COVID-19 pandemic?

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused business activities to slow,  and some companies saw lower revenue resulting in less cash flow. Leasing an office building became a wasteful expense because they weren’t in use. In this regard, people turned to flexible spaces as a solution for the rising commercial space costs. Flexible office spaces are ideal as teams can come and go as they please and only pay when they use them.

What are the types of flexible workspaces?

There are six main types of flexible workspace, and while it might seem challenging to decide which one is the right choice for your business, we’ve summarised it all below.

  1. Coworking Centre

A flexible coworking space is an open-plan workspace composed of desks. Each desk can accommodate different people or companies. This system places different businesses, brands, and co-operations in the same room, making it perfect for networking.

  1. Meeting Space

A meeting space can cater to 70 people. It is a perfect space to host a conference or work event, bringing together large or small groups. Meeting rooms are available per hour, for a half-day, or a full day.

  1. Lounge working

As a blend of corporate and casual, an office lounge offers a unique environment that encourages team communication and brand networking. The lounge area can host up to two guests for informal private meetings.

  1. Executive lounge

An executive lounge is a luxurious office with state-of-the-art facilities that accommodates two guests. This flexible office space offers exceptional servicing and access to an exclusive lounge area and private boardroom space.

  1. Private shared

A private shared office provides a fibre connection, premium ergonomic office furniture, and several necessary amenities. They are available as needed by individual team members.

  1. Bespoke

With bespoke office spaces, organisations have the option to customise the workspace so that their team members can feel 100% at home and comfortable. Flexible office spaces operate in several ways: people can reserve seats per day. They may also rent space at a monthly or annual cost or subscribe to a monthly membership.

Where is a flexible workspace near me?

FutureSpace offers spacious, fully-furnished, modern flexible office spaces. Contact us for queries, rates or membership plans. Our offices are in all major business areas around Gauteng, so you’ll be sure to find a flexible workspace near you.