Open workspaces aren’t just a thing of the future. For many businesses, including multi-billion-dollar start-up, WeWork, they’re a thing of the present. And flexible workspaces have been a true gift to specific industries and professions in today’s rapidly-evolving economy.
This post will explore the benefits of flexible workspaces to therapists and other professionals with similar office needs. It will also detail some of the benefits businesses can expect when using open workspaces, including efficiency, flexibility, and cost-effectiveness. To top things off, we will touch on how these benefits could help a therapist who runs their own practice.
The Benefits Of A Flexible Workspace
Flexible workspace companies leverage the same economic and social trends that make ridesharing apps like Uber and other gig economy start-ups like Airbnb and TaskRabbit some of the most valuable companies in the world.
One in four Americans now takes part in the gig economy, where freelancers trade assets or services that would have previously been handled by specialists. And just as Uber and Airbnb have created conundrums for the transportation and hospitality establishments, WeWork and other flexible workspaces have drastically shifted the landscape of commercial real estate and off space rentals.
If you’re still asking, “what is a flexible workspace?” there’s a chance you’ve been fortunate not to be affected by the real estate and financial turmoil of the past decade. But many freelancers, managers, and executives are well aware of the market conditions that make open office spaces so attractive to today’s businesses.
The Benefits Of Flexible Workspaces
By forgoing a long term lease or permanent purchase of a property, a business owner will save considerable costs that can be invested in improving the core business. They will also avoid overhead costs that come with maintaining your own office space. Triple net costs including utilities and maintenance could make your lease agreement a debilitating expense.
Flexible workspaces are just that — Flexible. Another benefit of not buying or leasing a long-term office space is the financial and time flexibility you will experience.
Flexible workspaces often have a variety of packages for short and long-term tenants to choose from, which allows owners to focus on staff, innovation and growth instead of the additional expenses and stresses that come with owning or leasing your own property. They also often have a variety of locations in one city, giving the option for rescheduling or relocating a meeting or for convenience.
Many modern workspaces attract clients with amenities and exclusive member benefits. Soho House in New York and Los Angeles attracts elite artists and influencers with chic restaurants, bars, cinemas, spas, workspaces and residency options. Another example is Alma, a successful and flexible workspace with a revolutionary approach to therapy.
Why Therapy Should Be Flexible
A therapist’s office space should be comfortable and convenient for both the therapist and the patient. Alma is the proof-of-concept for this idea and a model that any therapist might want to consider adopting and adapting for their own practice.
Alma offers a co-practicing community of therapists, coaches, and wellness professionals to patients looking for a new approach.
Alma gives providers the tools and resources they need to operate and grow a private practice including office space and online billing services. Patients can shop for providers by degree, service type, specialty, or location. It’s only a matter of time before communities like these are thriving all around the country thanks to like-minded professionals and their crowd-sourced tools.
Alma acknowledges on their website that “the experience of therapy is complicated. For patients, it’s hard to find the right therapist, it’s scary to ask for help, and most therapy spaces don’t feel like a protected, comfortable environment for great care. For mental health providers, it’s hard to find flexible office space, daunting to figure out the right tools and processes to run your business, and isolating to work in private practice.” These are all reasons why Alma exists.
Flexible workspaces like this can create a community of top-quality mental health services. Therapists and mental health professionals are surrounded by peers who can offer support, collaboration, and client referrals. And when it happens in a beautifully designed, flexible office space like Alma’s, with easy-to-use-technology to simplify communication, scheduling, and accounting, it’s a dream come true for everyone involved.
Ready To Get To Flexible?
At Alexa’s Workspaces, we concentrate on our clients’ needs, so they can concentrate on growing their business. If you are looking for first-class amenities, as well as a fully-customizable and flexible space to suit your specific needs – look no further!
Call 954-745-5800 today and see why, at Alexa’s Workspaces, we don’t have clients – only colleagues.