Today as I’m sitting in my chic smart office and trying to pen a few lines, my thoughts are rudely interrupted by a team of admin and accounts staff. ‘Hey! What are you doing in your own world when the office is falling apart…? The fountain is leaking, the art piece you started is lying half finished, the problem with the power back and there’s more’. My left brain reels with the infrastructural challenges thrown in front of me and my right brain tempt me to pursue my writing. It is then that a series of articles about ready-to-work private and co-sharing offices, which I have been reading recently flash in my mind. ‘Are these really a more convenient and hassle-free choice?’, I ask myself. I have to admit that while on one hand – I am somewhat sceptical about sharing office space with strangers and unknown faces – on the other hand, I do see a surprising number of advantages that people may or may not be aware of in these kinds of arrangements. Here’s a snapshot of them at a glance

  • Your space is ready-to-work, so no hassles and worries about the facilities
  • You can focus solely on your work and hence your productivity increases
  • You can take your space as and when you require – this flexibility gives you a huge cost saving
  • You don’t have to make huge investments – rental advance, furniture etc
  • You don’t incur monthly recurring expenditure such as electricity, telephone, office assistant etc
  • You reduce the number of common office overheads like broadband and printer cost as you are sharing it with others
  • You get 24 x 7 access to a host of technology amenities like high-speed broadband, wifi, high-tech presentation equipment etc
  • You have an elegant and smartly done up an office to invite customers
  • Most of these spaces are situated in prime locations, making it accessible for your customers
  • You get to work at a high-quality office or location otherwise beyond your budget
  • You get more mobility and not having to be chained to long leases
  • Expand your personal and business networks with fun and ease
  • Create new opportunities to collaborate on projects too large for your own business
  • Absorb new ideas from other industries not usually within your network
  • When you surround yourself with a group of people who are working hard your productivity increases

Now it’s time for you to chew your teeth on which scores – Your own office space or a co-working space. If you feel totally at home operating from a co-working space, then do a thorough research of the players in the market and choose the one that provides the best in terms of – location, ambience, amenities, co-working community and cost. Check out HQ10 at Guindy, Chennai – a new generation workspace that offers you the cumulative impact of all functional, rational and emotional benefit expectations. Not just that, being promoted by Radiance Realty – a leading real estate player, you can be assured of top-class maintenance and reliability.