Here is a series of video business cards and B-roll done with a 14 foot crane that showcases several small businesses and expresses what they do and how they do business. We built all the elements and helped create their online presence as well. This shared space work environment was a first of its kind.
As the workplace landscape continues to evolve, there’s often confusion about what constitutes a shared workspace. Is it a place where multiple people work at once? Or is it an area where many employees work at different times? What about a place where employees from different companies work side by side? What is shared workspace?
The biggest misconception about shared workspace is that it’s shared by many people at the same time. This is actually what’s referred to as “collaborative space.” Understanding the difference means understanding the qualifiers: shared workspace vs. collaborative workspace.
A shared workspace implies an individual occupant using space for a limited time. When they leave, that workspace will become occupied by someone else, instead of sitting idle.
The rise of coworking has created confusion between the meanings of coworking, shared workspaces, and shared offices. While coworking and shared workspaces can be used virtually interchangeably, both are different from shared office spaces.
Shared workspaces (coworking spaces) are workstations rented by remote employees, freelancers, gig workers, consultants, and anyone else who may not have a central office—one space for one individual. Shared office space is a much larger workplace rented for many people in a similar fashion. Where a freelancer may rent a coworking space, a startup may periodically rent shared office space to bring its entire team together.
Shared office space also differs from shared workspaces in the amenities and resources offered. Because these areas generally support small companies, they’re outfitted with perks, tech, and features for a broader group of people. They’re also a lot more spacious—with a price to match.
Understanding the differences in terminology for each type of modern office space is advantageous in leveraging them. If you understand your need for space, it’s easy to spot the right solution and see the benefits of coworking or shared office space. Here’s a quick look at the benefits of each type of space:
Keep reading: The benefits of coworking.