Starting your own company can be an exciting time, and you may want to go out and get your own office space right away. However, whilst your company is still in its infancy this might not be the best decision, financially or otherwise. Instead, you should consider a coworking space as the homebase for your startup, plus they're 10-30% cheaper than a traditional office. And if companies such as Uber, Eatigo, Zalora, and Booky used coworking spaces, there must be something to them.
Regus, Prudential Centre
The on-demand and sharing economy have ushered a new concept of office space that we have come recognize as Flexible Space - and it's here to stay. The term flexible space is a broad categorization that consists of coworking spaces and serviced office amongst the other known terms. The recent report by JLL estimates that by 2030, roughly 30% of corporate portfolios could be flexible space. For this article we're going dive deeper into what is a serviced office and where can you find the best of them in Jakarta.
As today's technology has developed, and continues to develop, so have our workspaces. In tandem, we've experienced a shift from the traditional 9-5, 5-days-a-week method of working to a much more flexible routine. This means that we're witnessing more people working from home a couple days out of the week, setting up shop in a coworking space, or even working remotely from a beach in Bali.
Indonesia has taken notable measures to improve the business climate by deregulating its economy and allocating resources into building infrastructure like the MRT and LRT. This have encouraged both local and foreign investment in the country. Rodrigo A. Chaves, World Bank Country Director for Indonesia credited sound macroeconomic policies to investment growth reaching a five-year high. Around 20 reform efforts had been carried out since 2014 to include openness and competition, some notable improvements are: reduction in cost to starting a business, improved access to credit, ease of trading across borders, and better tax system.
Kolega Primedge, SCBD
Few people would deny that working from an office with a scenic view is better than staring down four walls or a construction site. It is no secret that the quality of our environment has an impact on our personal well being, but let’s get down to brass tacks.
Whether you're new to the coworking scene or you're a seasoned veteran, it's important to know the differences between the different spaces you make available - because as we all know, coworking spaces aren't simply one big open-layout office. However, for new members, the intricacies of the different types of memberships, i.e hot desk or dedicated desk, may not be as clear cut.
With all the different options and definitions of workspaces out there today - such as coworking spaces, private offices, virtual offices - it can be hard to know which one best suits your needs.
Here's a quick quiz that we hope will help you find which type of working environment you should choose. So get a pen and paper together, or pull up your Stickies app on your laptop, and keep note of your answers.
Catering to the increasingly young and tech-savvy population now entering the workforce, coworking spaces have sprouted up all over Manila. However, they’re more than just places to work - they’re community builders that integrate the feel of your neighborhood coffee shop with the functionality and professionalism of a traditional office. As each of them is unique in the spaces or services they offer, you’d be hardpressed to not find a coworking space suited to your needs.