The last year has changed the way we think about work. Employees have proven that remote work…works. At least, for the most part. It seems like every week another high-profile business announces plans to give up their office space and allow a permanent remote work arrangement.
You don’t have to dump your office space
Now, you might be considering dumping your office space too. But you still have questions. Will employees still be able to collaborate? Where will you meet with clients? Where will your business receive mail?
If you’re not quite ready to give up office space completely, there is another option. In fact, there are several. We’ll work through each one to help you find the solution that’s right for your business.
Solution 1: Executive Office Suites
Renting individual office spaces is often much less expensive than leasing an entire commercial building or even a floor in one of those buildings. More importantly, executive office suites are flexible. Unlike a commercial lease that locks you into a financial obligation for 3-5 years or more, executive suites rent on a yearly or even a six-month basis. You can adjust the amount of space your rent to meet the needs of your current workforce.
Private offices like these are perfect for employees who work on sensitive or confidential materials. Consider executive office suites for employees in HR, Finance, or management roles.
Plus, you’ll get access to conference rooms, a kitchenette, and plenty of free parking. At College Park Executive Suites, a receptionist greets guests in the spacious reception area. Of course, high-speed internet, janitorial and HVAC services, and essential office furniture are all included.
Why choose this option: If you have team members who need a place to work outside their homes or deal with sensitive information, executive office suites are for you.
Solution 2: Coworking
For even more flexibility, consider getting your employees a coworking pass. Employees can drop in on the days that are convenient for them. They just choose a place to sit at an individual desk or work table, connect their laptop to the high-speed internet, and get to work.
You can rent time in a coworking space on a month-to-month or short-term basis, so you only pay for what you need. This is perfect for employees who work from home but occasionally need to work in a space without household distractions. Coworking is good for employees who miss the social interaction of going to the office every day.
At College Park Executive Suites, you can choose plans that offer as little as two days per month all the way up to unlimited usage during business hours. You can even get a dedicated desk with lockable drawers. Employees get discounted access to meeting rooms and free coffee, parking, and use of the kitchenette.
Why choose this option: If your employees occasionally need a place to work outside their homes, a coworking space might be the right option for you.
Solution 3: Virtual Office Imaging Plan
An office is more than a place to work. It’s also where you receive mail and phone calls. It’s where you meet with clients, vendors, and investors. Even if your employees are happy working from home, you might still need a solution for these functions. In that case, you need a virtual office imaging package.
Virtual office image plans offer you a professional telephone number with voicemail and a receptionist, access to conference rooms, professional mail sorting and handling, and other support services. At College Park Executive Suites you can create an imaging plan that includes the services you need and nothing you don’t.
Why choose this option: If your employees work from home, but you need a business address or a place to host meetings, a virtual office image plan might be right for you.
Mix and Match to Meet Your Needs
You can also mix and match these solutions to meet the needs of your employees. Maybe you rent executive suites for your HR and Finance teams and provide coworking passes to your customer-facing employees. You could get a virtual office imaging plan and a few flex desks to make your business look professional while maximizing flexibility.
Jackie can help you find the combination of office solutions that best fits your business. Contact her today.