Shared Office Space – Avoiding the Pitfalls

Written by Wes Towers
Wednesday , Sep 25, 2013 0:00

In other posts, we’ve talked about the benefits of co-working or office workstation rentals, such as collaboration, networking, and increased motivation and productivity. However, before committing to share office space, it’s important to be aware of some of the pitfalls that can occur.

The fact is, there are some shared office spaces that are simply overcrowded. In attempting to maximise profit, some facility managers cram in too many desks, leaving users suffering from lack of privacy and space. There are also reports from some co-workers of dirty spaces and restrooms, and of “workers” who are really just looking for a place to hang out.

How can these pitfalls be avoided?

Important things to consider when looking to share office space include making sure the facility is somewhere you will be able to work happily and feel comfortable in, and that has a good balance of opportunities for collaboration and for privacy.

At Shared Professional Office, we make sure to provide ample space for all our users, and being less cramped equals less stress for all. Our open area has only four workstations, and we also provide two private offices for those who would prefer that option, and a meeting room for use at no extra charge.

Our private offices, meeting room and office workstation rentals are clean and professional looking, making them suitable for meeting with clients. Our rentals are for full-time users only, and are not available on a casual or hot-desk basis � we believe this facilitates community and a better work environment. Our rental charges are also some of the lowest in Melbourne, and include cleaning and all overheads with the exception of phones. Free parking is also available nearby.

Individuals wanting desk space for lease or any owner of a small business wanting office space in the Western suburbs of Melbourne might find the facility at Shared Professional Office is just what they are looking for.