Every human being has all sorts of needs whether they live in town or out of town. “Working alone, together” is a phrase that actually portrays the primary needs of most freelancers, startups, or digital nomads that most of the serviced offices can address. Loneliness or isolation is the reason why people are opting out from a 9-5 corporate job in a traditional office.
Common Ground, Kuala Lumpur
Congratulations! If you're reading this means you've stepped into the future... of workspaces or perhaps you are already here. As cliche as it sounds, there's some merit to that. According to a report by JLL, up to 30% of commercial real estate could be flexible by 2030! The demand for flexible office is also likely to pick up quickly as the startup and gig economy continue to flourish globally. Let's not forget about the fact that the big boys in the industry like IBM, UBS, and Facebook have joined the party. This is a telltale sign that demand from large companies is likely to pick up. For modern Small Medium Businesses (SME), a flexible workspace is a leaner alternative compared to a conventional setup. In comparison, flexible workspaces are far more flexible, affordable, and readily available. For large corporations, one appeal may lie in the hub and spoke model, meaning, their employees are able to work beyond the boundaries of their organization.
Singapore is one of the countries with the best business prospects in the world, and with one of the highest ranked economies in Southeast Asia it provides ample opportunities for growing your business. However, it also has some of the most expensive office rents in the region which puts up a significant barrier for companies, no matter what size, to set up shop.
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.
Kedasi, Tanjung Duren
Thanks to the the coworking boom in Indonesia, especially in Jakarta, you can find coworking spaces and serviced offices at pretty much every corner of Jakarta, well maybe not every corner but in areas like SCBD, Sudirman, Thamrin and Kuningan, you're spoiled for choice. The major CBD areas in Jakarta are saturated with top flexible workspace brands such as WeWork, COCOWORK, and IWG (Regus). Fierce competition drives many other operators to establish a presence elsewhere, and in all fairness, it does make good business sense. Not every company is looking to secure a luxurious office space on the 47th floor, overlooking the Jakarta skyline... let's not kid ourselves, anyone would jump at the chance if the budget forbids!
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.
Rumah Hobi, Kemang
Coworking is all the rage these days with the industry experiencing an upward trend over a good half decade. This is most notably observed not only by an increase in supply, but an increase in demand for more flexible options, particularly in Asian countries. Over the last 2 years, the number of coworking, or shall we say hybrid spaces, in Indonesia has jumped from 45 to over 200 - with big players such as WeWork coming in to the Jakarta market, it's hard to keep up with the newest spaces around, even for us! However, as the 'AirBnB for office space', we are well positioned to provide you the inside scoop on the best of the best, the coolest of the cool!
Keep reading to find out the latest workspaces added in the first half of the year and what's to come in Q3 and Q4 of 2018.
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.