Hoteling is where people have non-exclusive access to a work area. Accounting firms frequently do this for their auditors and people who are not in the office on a daily basis. The worker schedules a day/time to come in and the office manager directs him to a specified work station where he can plug in his computer, his direct line will ring to that phone and many times his files are delivered to the desk so he is up and running quickly. It’s an efficient way to provide workspace to employees who spend more time out of the office than in it.
The idea behind these new shared office executive suites is to draw out the home office entrepreneurs and business people. The lonely home office person can be around others and hopefully collaborate, network and benefit from the interactions. Another benefit for the “member” as they are called is that since the space provider is selling shared space, the costs are less when compared to a traditional executive suite.
I love this idea. For a start-up business, an executive working remotely and many small businesses, this concept gives them a legitimate business address, access to conference rooms, beautiful professional work areas that help maintain focus and generate creativity.
The flexibility of this concept is found in the pricing. Pricing depends on the type of work space (dedicated versus shared), the amount of monthly usage, and number of people. They provide storage lockers so you don’t have to schlep your files every time you pop into the office.
So if you are a small business looking for an office solution, you may want to consider this option. The work space is beautiful with top-of-the-line furnishings. Typically real estate costs are the highest budget item behind payroll. This makes an office a more affordable option.
Buro Miami 3250 NW 1st Avenue – Midtown www.buromiami.com
MiamiShared 900 Biscayne Blvd. www.miamishared.com
White Table Foundation 1109 Las Olas Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale