A shared office is a workspace (with little or no partitioning) occupied by several people.
This type of office design can be used in a variety of ways and is known by many names:
The shared office may be considered flex office by some organizations, but the nomadic office goes further than a simple shared workspace. In fact, the notion of reorganizing spaces comes into play in order to meet the needs and expectations of employees, which have changed considerably since the health crisis in particular.
Shared workspaces can be equipped with open spaces, a large meeting room, phone boxes for hybrid meetings, or other services. Shared offices often benefit from all the necessary office equipment, such as ergonomic chairs, a good Internet connection and tools providing up-to-date information on space availability.
The number of coworking spaces, which offer shared office space, is increasing all over France: 3,500 coworking spaces were counted in 2022, according to a study byUbiq, representing a 20% increase over previous years. Although Paris accounts for the majority of coworking spaces in France (37%), other major cities, such as Bordeaux, are also experiencing strong growth.
A shared office is a space where different people and companies rent office space for varying periods of time. It offers flexibility and collaboration, responding to the changing needs of the professional world, such as remote work. These spaces are often associated with the term "coworking".