Flexible Workspaces: The Secret to Protecting Your Business During a Global Pandemic…

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Flexible workspace is the perfect solution for a start-up business, but it’s not just fledgling businesses who are donning this trend.

The Birth of Flexible Working…

Big names have proved that this new way of working is also attractive to growing and well-established multinationals. After the financial recession of 2008 this new way of working, ditching long-term leases in favour of the rolling contracts took the industry by surprise and disrupted the entire market.

With the market returning to a new normal in late 2012 large businesses and even multinationals opted for a short-term office solution as a way to hedge their bets. They weren’t about to make the same mistake of having vast amounts of office space, at a premium rates, whilst tied into a long-term commitment.

For a marginal additional cost, they could purchase fully serviced office space that they could chop and change whenever they wished to. Suddenly flexible workspace was the new normal…

“It’s a peace of mind mechanism.”

Gary Wilson, Hyperian Global Ltd

Flexible working today…

Flexible working has come a long way since 2012 and a surprising number of benefits have come to light. Contrary to popular belief, the options is actually more cost-effective for business owners!

There’s no need to worry about the additional (and unforeseen) facility costs anymore. Instead these are all taken care of. Estates managers no longer have to worry about bringing in a facilities team just for their maintenance and cleaning needs. If something fell off the wall, the centre or workspace provider would deal with it, leaving you to get on with running your business and driving in revenue.

In fact they will deal with a lot of things…

  • There’s no longer a need to haggle with your energy provider whenever your contractor comes up for renewal!
  • No need to worry about your internet going down and calling your provider!
  • No need to worry about whether Jason, the new intern, has forgotten to fill up the coffee pot at break time…

The future of Flexible working…

In 2020, as the Covid-19 pandemic took the industry (and the World) by surprise, those working from flexible office accommodation are patting themselves on the back.

Unlike their competition who are tied into long-term leases, they can just offer their 30 days’ notice, at any time – no questions asked. Suddenly the benefits of a flexible workspace pays dividends.

As the World gets over the Coronavirus and finds a new normal, consider your options when looking at a new office space. Perhaps it’s time for you to embrace flexible working