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How to Choose a Coworking Space

How to Choose a Coworking Space

Coworking is increasing in popularity at an explosive rate. But what makes one coworking space best for your business (and personal!) needs? When touring a potential shared office space, it’s important to keep what matters to you at the forefront of your mind. Here is what we feel makes some coworking spaces stand out from the others.

It goes without saying that function is imperative in an office environment. Good lighting, accessibility, comfortable desks and the basics like reliable WiFi are all functional necessities. So does the space you’re exploring have all these things? Say in the case of lighting — do you prefer bright, airy spaces? Or something with a bit more mood? In the case of comfortable desks, the newest Workplace One location on Peter Street in Toronto, has sit-stand desks which offer the ultimate in flexibility.

So you think the space is awesome, but it will take you 2 hours to commute everyday — might not be the right choice. All of the Workplace One locations are either directly on or a 2 minute walk from a major transit line. This simple accessibility feature cannot be understated. Be sure the location makes sense for you and your coworkers.

Some people work best in sleek, uncluttered spaces with minimal design elements, while others appreciate a space that has been thoughtfully curated with style touches that speak to them. Some coworking spaces choose to keep things simplistic, allowing businesses to style the spaces as they wish. At Workplace One, we pride ourselves on our design aesthetic and ensure that it is definitive without being brash.

When choosing a coworking location, you are not only paying for space but for the service that is provided. This service ranges from the hands-off approach of some spaces, to a more visible presence at others. It is a very personal subject and neither are right or wrong — but be sure to keep it in mind when choosing your shared office space.