A rented office that takes care of your comfort
Would you like to work alone or in company, on your sofa or at a desk, for one day or for an entire month? WeWork provides rental of premises tailored to your habits.
If we can equip our home according to our wishes, so that we can live as comfortably as we can, we have a little less »room« in the space where we work and spend at least eight hours there, if we want to or not. We can put some kind of undemanding plant in the corner, and a warm cup of coffee welcomes us in the morning, if we have good relations with our colleagues.
Then it is already time for editing documents, managing projects, negotiating with clients, or similar tasks provided by our superior. Provided by you, if you are your own boss. Comfort usually waits for us at home. Unless there is another option.
And there is. The WeWork service is trying to bring comfort and homeliness to the workplace. The work will still be the same and there won’t be any less of it, but the office is trying to become more like a living space, although this doesn’t mean that you can completely rearrange it in your own way. But you can a little.
WeWork workplaces are suitable for self-employed as well as for smaller start-up companies and even large corporations.
An important fact is that it is always available: when you need it, they rent it to you - for one day or for several months. For now, they have more than 400 locations around the world, from Argentina to Japan, and around 400,000 members registered, among others also designers, architects, and start-up employees. Corporations such as IBM, Microsoft, and Amazon also have offices rented in their also rented premises. They all embrace the life per month principle.
In more detail: In Berlin, a member of their community can get a work desk for €350 per month in a shared room and can occasionally rent a conference room. For €450, the options expand, and their members can get at least a permanent chair, a waste basket, a document storage room and mail delivery. They can get a private and equipped office for €590 per month. If you need it right away and only for one day, it will cost you €45. Prices are different around the world, but the service is more or less similar everywhere.
At WeWork, they pay attention to their tenants: they provide everyone with unlimited access to the Internet, they can print documents on modern devices, store their bicycles safely in their bicycle sheds, network with colleagues in common areas and with other members around the world using a special mobile application.
Coffee in the workplace has somehow been designated as a universal human right, so it is always available to everyone free of charge - provided that they have the appropriate password for the coffee machine. The same goes for tea and flavoured water.
WeWork connects about 400,000 users in more than 400 locations around the world. The principle of space as a service doesn’t lack followers.
Privacy is also an inalienable right of their members, so they can always go to one of the special rooms and make a phone call in private. At the same time, they also put a lot of emphasis on networking, so they are regularly hosting group lunches, private meetings with investors or leading entrepreneurs, and other social events for their members.
All members have the opportunity to attend meditation or kickboxing hours, depending on whether they would rather tighten their muscles or relax their mind.
It appears that there is no reason for the subscription economy to stop right at the doors of offices and wait to be invited in. It entered on its own and established a so-called space-as-a-service model. It is responding to our changing living and working habits and is also modifying it greatly.