Faced with the multiplicity of existing workspaces, a few questions arise when looking for your ‘first office’: which workspace to choose? Which one is best suited to my activity? Which office would be the most profitable for the growth of my business?
Here we give you some tips for choosing your future office and models of workplaces to fully exercise your ‘job’!
Ask yourself the right questions
Finding a workspace is one of the tasks of a young entrepreneur. And if the lack of time pushes you to start your activity at home ‘in a corner of your living room’, the search for a real office space in India for a better quality of life and work is essential. First of all, ask yourself these questions:
What do you need?
To find the best working conditions and improve your quality of life in the office (and that of your employees), determine exactly what you want.
It will be easier later to find an office suited to your needs. For example: you need a meeting room, you want your workspace to be close to public transport, to have computer equipment, etc.
Which office for which activity?
From your professional activity, you have very specific needs that must be taken into account when choosing your workspace: are you a Freelancer? Head of a start up? Do you work with collaborators? Depending on your activity and your function, you will need a reception service, a waiting room to receive your clients or partners, a meeting room with a certain volume, etc.
Choose the space that suits you
There is no such thing as a typical office. Each activity differs from one entrepreneur to another, as do the needs, the size of the workforce, the budget etc. Here are the most common types of workspace:
The closed office: this is the standard workspace model but also the one preferred by the majority of employees. Its advantages? It offers more privacy and calm than shared spaces.
A closed office can generally accommodate 1 to 15 workstations for a surface area of up to 60 m2. It is a long-lasting solution for SMEs who wish to have stability. But office spaces in Noida are also an interesting intermediate choice for startups.
Coworking: it is a term that appeared in 2005 and means ‘working together’. It designates a collaborative type of workspace where entrepreneurs, consultants, startup managers or freelancers can work and develop their projects independently, while creating their own network of coworkers.
With the advent of new technologies and digital, coworking is experiencing a real ‘boom’! Coworking spaces offer meeting rooms and access to many equipment: office, internet, printer, video projector, etc.
They are often less expensive than office rental and are now attracting more and more SMEs.
The shared office: not to be confused with coworking! It corresponds to a workspace shared between several professionals. The purpose of the shared office is to reduce the cost of occupying real estate. It allows a workstation to be occupied by several employees who occupy it according to their needs. This workspace can accommodate service providers and independent workers.