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

Content Creators are on the rise. See how Gather accommodates the new creator economy.

Posted by Gather on Sep 26, 2022 11:48:04 AM

If you're like most people, when you think of a content creator you think of your favorite influencer, a sponsored post, or a video that went viral.

According to Devrix it is estimated that more than 50 million people think of themselves as content creators. While most of them consider themselves amateurs, more than 2 million have made content creation their full time job and primary source of income.

And according to Yahoo the creator economy has grown to a staggering market size of over $104.2 billion and is increasing at a steady pace!

Who are these millions of content creators? They are podcasters, video creators, musicians, visual artists, writers and journalists, and gaming creators. If you create content of any sort consider yourself a content creator!

Along with this explosion of content creators have come spaces for these creative people to have a sense of community that supports their ideas and helps them reach their audience and make a sustainable living. These spaces are both digital and physical.

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Topics: Coworking, Flexible Workspace, Shared Office Space, Coworking Amenities, Workspace Solutions

Gather accommodates Virginia's regional business traveler

Posted by Gather on Aug 23, 2022 1:27:04 PM

Those of you who have traveled lately may have noticed how busy the airports and highways are. According to travel management company TripActions, business travel bookings for the first quarter of 2022 outpaced more than half of all bookings for 2021, with an 875% increase from March 2021 to March 2022.  Travelers are also booking what are known as "bleisure" stays—that is business trips combined with a few extra days of leisure.

However, natural challenges arise for the frequent business traveler who seeks a productive work environment. During the pandemic, the hotel industry did a great job of pivoting to offer day use of their rooms as private, on demand offices, but that’s problematic going forward.

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Topics: Coworking, Flexible Workspace, Shared Office Space, Coworking Amenities, Workspace Solutions