Private Office vs Shared Space vs Virtual Office

December 29, 2017

One of the great advantages of the flexible workspace industry is that it offers different types of options to the public. Though this is great, it often makes the decision harder, as many debate between private offices, shared workspace, and virtual office solutions.


Each option has its set of pros and cons, and depending on your business and line of work, one may be better suited than the other. For example, it makes more sense for a psychologist to get a private office instead of a shared workspace. On the other hand, it makes more sense for a marketing or creative person to get a shared workspace instead of a private office.


Below is a short table that visualizes the benefits and amenities included with each type of workspace.


Perks and Amenities Private Office Shared Workspace Virtual Office
Prestigious address
Furnished office space
Touchdown space
Internet (wifi)
Reception Services ✅*
Support Services
Live answering services ✅* ✅*
Call forwarding and screening ✅* ✅*
Local telephone number
Concierge services
Printing ✅*
Access to meeting space ✅* ✅*
Free coffee and breakroom access
Free parking


The above are just a few of the basic amenities that come included with each membership type. It’s worth noting that some of these oftentimes come at an additional cost, and that they also depend on the length of the membership–whether it’s by the day, week, or month. In some cases, meeting room and desk use might be limited.


The takeaway, here, is that there are a plethora of workspace options and packages. It’s what makes the flexible workspace industry–well–flexible. These different options, and many others, are what allow flexible workspaces to cater to different types of businesses and individuals, each according to its needs and preferences.


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