Before the pandemic, workplace trends were starting to lean toward open-concept office design, fueled by a strong preference for remote work options. Fewer workers in the office reduced the need for dedicated office space, and many companies even established coworking-style offices as an alternative.
The pandemic thinned the working herd even further, forcing many organizations to forego their corporate offices in favor of flexible or shared office space.
But open offices and shared spaces come with some considerations. Workers can’t always rely on having a quiet, productive place to work. They’ll need to pack up their stuff at the end of the day, and sometimes their preferred workspace is already occupied when they arrive. A crowded workspace often brings unwanted distractions, reducing concentration and productivity.
A private office in My Annapolis Office is the ideal step-up alternative to coworking or a dedicated desk. Private offices offer many advantages that help you optimize your work environment without breaking the bank.
Today, let’s talk about private offices, what they are, and why you might need one.
What is a Private Office?
A private office is a dedicated, lockable space or suite within a larger facility. In the context of flexible office providers like My Annapolis Office, private offices are a way to get all the advantages of a traditional office without the overhead or long-term commitment.
Rather than committing to a costly lease, you can pay as you go, add space, or downsize as needed. It’s a turnkey solution that puts everything your business needs to thrive at your fingertips—all for pennies on the dollar, compared to a commercial lease.
Top Benefits of a Private Office
Still not sure whether or not you need a private office? Here are some of the top reasons why you should take the plunge.
1. Private Offices are Cost-Effective
A commercial lease requires a long-term commitment, often costs thousands of dollars a month, and you’ll still have to establish utility accounts, equipment, and furniture to fit it out. With private office space, you pay based on the square footage you use and can pay as you go. Plus, all suites are fully furnished and provide access to business-grade internet, the latest technology, and a well-appointed reception area and staff—all included in the monthly rate.
2. Greater Privacy and Security
Unlike an open office or coworking space, your private offices are yours alone. You lock them up at the end of the day and don’t have to worry about packing up your computers or personal items. Within your office, you have complete autonomy, which is ideal for making important calls, brainstorming sessions, or zoom meetings.
3. Scale Up or Down as Needed
If your company grows and you need more space for new employees, adding a desk or another office space is as simple as making the request. If your needs are project-based, you can downsize when the time comes. Easy!
4. Meeting Rooms On-Demand
Should you need more space to meet with your team or suppliers, or give a presentation, simply reserve a meeting room, and you’re good to go.
Need more input? We’re always here to answer your questions! Reach out to us today or come by for a tour. We’d love to show you what private offices can do for you