Co-sharing workspaces are rapidly overtaking working or meeting at coffee shops and make sense on many levels for more than just the entrepreneur, millennial or freelancer. The concept of ‘pro-sharing’ – or having a co-working space for the executive or professional – is attracting the attention of corporates and multi-nationals for its ease of use, security, and flexibility, especially in uncertain economic environments where long-term lease commitments are risky.
We interview Linda Trim, Director of FutureSpace, a collaboration between Investec Properties and Giant Leap, about trends in creating space for the professional, especially in the South African context.
"Pro-working is about having a space for professionals to be productive, it's not just about having a ping pong table for millennials" - Linda Trim
Other benefits include:
- The flexibility to shrink and grow with your business
- Small companies can now find affordable space in sought-after locations
- Not having to pay for office staff, security, fitting out your own space or getting the latest tech
- Technology in a shared space is kept up to date
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"Typically it was millennials and start-ups that were interested in shared work spaces, now we're increasingly seeing multi-nationals moving in."
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00:10 Why is the working environment so important?
00:45 Who uses shared office spaces?
02:15 Tell us about FutureSpace
03:16 Where to from here?