Private Office Vibe with Shared Office Perks

Written by Susan Guthro

13th Oct 2020

Pre-Pandemic, coworking was on the rise. Flexible office space and coworking were the fastest-growing segments in the market, according to commercial real estate company, JLL. While COVID has put a pause on this rise in shared office space, that pause may be short-lived once things feel a little safer.

Predictions indicate that by the end of 2021, between 25-30 % of the workforce will be working from home multiple days per week. With more and more employees working from home, coworking can fill a few voids. Whether it is for socialization, quiet space, or a routine of “going-to-work", having access to a shared office space can be a wonderful refuge. But there are concerns to balance, especially as we are still maneuvering through a pandemic. People are not eager to share space with strangers as readily as before and with good reason. Private office options might feel like a safer choice to make right now, but that comes with its considerations too. What if you don’t need to use it every day or a full 9-5 day? Maybe you are hesitant to take the plunge of signing a lease (even if it is short-term)? 

Shared office space doesn’t have to be with a stranger(s). An emerging trend we see here at Workspace is domestic partners who both need space outside of the home for work purposes and not necessarily at the same time. (Having some dedicated workspace outside the home can do wonders for your relationship goals.) The idea of choosing your COVID pod, bubble, and quaranteam can also be applied to a shared workspace. Do you have a buddy who is also working from home and needs a little more structure for certain days or times during the week? Days and times that are different from your own needs? For as little as $300 per person a month, you can have a furnished private office space at Workspace to use when you need it and when you don’t, a trusted pod pal is.