FAQs: Flexible Workspace vs. Traditional Office Space

Posted by Gather on Jun 14, 2023 5:51:04 PM


One of the biggest expenses companies face every month is office space. Depending on the location, companies can spend thousands each month to accommodate their employees. Usually, these high costs arise from signing a lease for a traditional office space. However, as work trends shift towards hybrid and remote work, the advantages of flexible workspaces become increasingly valuable.


Flexible workspaces offer cost savings and flexibility for companies that prefer not to commit to a traditional office lease. In addition to being more cost-effective, flexible workspaces provide a wide range of workplace solutions compared to traditional office spaces. Whether you run a small business or a large enterprise, flexible workspaces offer the perfect amount of space you need at an affordable price.


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Topics: Gather, Coworking, Office Space, Gather Blog, Freelancing, Flexible Workspace, Workspace Solutions, Flexible Membership, Frequently Asked Questions, FAQs, Traditional Office Space, 24/7 Access

How-to Guide: Determine How Much Office Space Your Team Truly Needs

Posted by Gather on May 1, 2023 1:59:36 PM

If you think through all the places you have worked, you will likely notice that they all have one thing in common: They are all very different. From company culture to physical location and in-office perks, there can be tremendous variability in working conditions, including the size and type of office space the business requires.

In our experience, we find that the following questions help to identify the type of workspace and size needed by new companies:


  • Do you plan to scale during the duration of your desired lease term? If so, what is your projected headcount?
  • How many, if any, of your staff members will need private offices?
  • Do your employees frequently hold meetings? What is the typical meeting size?
  • Will you need a full kitchen?
  • How much common space will you need for breaks, meals, or lounging?
  • Will you need any other types of spaces, such as reception areas, storage space, etc.?

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Topics: Gather, Coworking, Office Space, Gather Blog, Remote Work, Freelancing, Flexible Workspace, Workspace Solutions

The Freelancer Revolution: Why “Flexspace” is Essential for a Mobile Workforce

Posted by Gather on Apr 14, 2023 11:31:30 AM

Small businesses are increasingly relying on freelancers to fill the gaps in the labor market created by the Great Resignation. This trend aligns perfectly with the current flexible work zeitgeist and is enabling employers to rethink overhead budgets and office space management. At Gather, we recognize the growing band of versatile workers, and we are here to help businesses tap into this new resource of agile workers.

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Topics: Gather, Coworking, Office Space, Gather Blog, Remote Work, Freelancing, Flexible Workspace

Personal Finance for Freelancers: A Guide to Organizing Your Finances

Posted by Patricia Lowe on Oct 12, 2020 3:59:30 PM

Organizing finances is one of the biggest challenges for freelancers. As to why, freelance journalist Jared Lindzon points out one glaring cause: fluctuating income. This can make it difficult to budget and save, and can even induce finance-related anxiety. That said, this instability is something you can learn to deal with, and this personal finance guide can help you do just that.

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Topics: Business Corner, Freelancing, Finance

7 Things To Stop Doing In Order To Boost Your Freelance Productivity

Posted by Cathy Welch on Jul 10, 2020 2:54:45 PM

No one likes it when someone tells you that what you’ve been doing “forever” is ineffective, but breaking some of those bad habits can help you boost your productivity and use your time more efficiently.

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Topics: Remote Work, Freelancing, Employee Productivity

7 Things To Start Doing In Order To Boost Your Freelance Productivity

Posted by Cathy Welch on Jun 12, 2020 3:08:09 PM

As a home-based freelancer, it’s vital to be mindful of the ways in which you can optimize your productivity. I’m a writer, so when I receive an assignment, I list items like transcribing the interview, and creating a first, second, third and final draft. As the story begins to form, I focus on additional research, quote gathering, and cutting word count.

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Topics: Freelancing, Employee Productivity

How to Handle Remote Team Management Successfully

Posted by Tina Martin on Mar 30, 2020 1:53:25 PM

Managing a remote team is the long-distance relationship of the business world. It’s an ideal situation for business owners who need to leverage the collective power of professionals but have a limited local talent pool. It’s also beneficial for employees who can’t stomach the thought of an hour-long commute each day or who work best unsupervised. But it’s not without its hardships, and getting ahead of those challenges before hiring your new remote team members is the best way to ensure things work out between you. 

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Topics: Business Corner, Remote Work, Management, Freelancing