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PEOPLE: The Reason Businesses Choose Flex

Historically the advantages of a flex office centred around flexibility, convenience and fixed monthly costs, with the added bonus of amenities such as parking, 24 hour access and onsite cleaners.

In today’s evolving workplace, we see occupiers becoming ever more discerning about their requirements for a space with the need for something “more” to entice a “comfortable-at-home-thank-you-very-much” workforce back into the office.

Whilst location and amenities play a crucial role in choosing an office, the recent Future of Flex survey by the Instant Group show that the drivers behind selecting office space are less concrete with the top differentiator globally being friendly staff.  The table below is taken from Instant’s article on hospitality in the flex office market  and shows that 50% of respondents stating that friendly staff as one of the reasons they choose flex space.

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It could be the price, parking or location that initially sells an office but it’s the quality of the management and friendly and helpful front of house teams who add the value and ensure that clients stay for the long term.

For many businesses the social interaction, sense of community and hospitality of the centre teams are what flex space delivers that conventional space can’t.

Podium’s values of People, Pride and Partnerships sum up our commitment to customer service: we are proud of our business communities and the fact that by forming strong partnerships we can play a small part in the success of the businesses who call a Podium centre home.

With a range of workspace solutions from 1-100 people, along with virtual and coworking options in most sites, there’s something to suit your business.Contact us to see how we can support you and your people.