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Managed offices are often seen as expensive. Too many people want to have full control over their work environment, though this may hurt their productivity and actually cost more in the long run.
For example, not having a new office set up in time for your new employees prevents them from getting to work as soon as possible. And shopping for desks, chairs, and office equipment takes time away from interviewing potential new hires or promoting your business. Here are some of the main benefits of a managed office according to Halkin which provides premium managed office space right in the heart of London.
It Simplifies Accounting
Most business owners pay attention to the rent and the utility bills, but they typically fail to track all of their other overhead expenses. It can be hard to do, whether you’re replacing worn office chairs, paying for the copier to be fixed, or cleaning the break room.
One of the biggest benefits of a managed office is that all of these expenses are part of your bill from the office management firm. You don’t have to pay separate bills for cleaning services, security, food delivery, and even front desk supervisors.
A side benefit is that these costs are divided among everyone renting space that month, so you get superior service at a lower per person cost. This is why managed offices are often the most cost-effective solution available. Also, there are no hidden costs in the lease. You can choose what services to add or drop based on what you can afford.
It’s Move-In Ready
Managed offices can be compared to upscale hotel rooms. It’s ready for you to show up with your people and your belongings. Set up, and you’re good to go.
If you need to book additional offices, conference rooms, or even meeting halls, just talk to the managed service provider and agree to the new line item on next month’s bill. You might be able to expand into a new suite of offices or offices in a new city in a matter of days.
We’ve already touched on some of the flexibility managed offices provide – move into a set of offices at almost any time, and only pay for the space you need. If you need more space, you can negotiate it and often move into it as soon as the contract is signed.
You can sign up for additional services with many service providers, whether it’s tapping into an administrative talent pool or additional security. The only potential issue is that you don’t have total control over meeting spaces and common areas. That can cause issues for professionals for whom privacy and security are paramount.
It Can Help Your Brand
Managed offices are generally located in highly trafficked commercial districts. Setting up shop in a managed office gives you access to a respected address where it’s easy for your clients to meet you. Furthermore, the facility itself should be well apportioned. It will leave a much better impression than a random desk in a coworking space or insisting you’ll meet someone at a coffee shop because you don’t want to meet them in your home.