March 2024

What is Coworking and why choose it - a short summary

What is Coworking? Why should a company choose a Coworking solution? And what different setups does a typical coworking space offer? Here is a short summary to answer these questions.

What is Coworking?

Coworking is an arrangement in which people, both individuals and corporate teams from different companies share an office space. You also have shared facilities, services and tools. Your typical coworking space offers amenities such as high speed internet, meeting rooms, 24/7 access, free coffee, fully equipped kitchen, printer and scanners etc.

Why Coworking?

For companies It’s an effective way to cut down on unused office space and offer a more flexible and modern way of working to your employees. For the employees it can offer a way to work closer to home, among a lot of other benefits.

For a company, maybe the main reason and upside of choosing a coworking solution for their employees, is that it’s cost-efficient and they don’t have to sign up for a long-term real estate lease. If the number of employees are increasing or shrinking, a company can easily adjust their coworking plan to the number of employees and only pay for the space needed, which makes it more flexible than your traditional office.

In a world where employees work from home to a much greater extent than just a few years ago, a lot of face-to-face interactions has gone lost. But when workers have gotten used to the convenience of working from home, it is hard for companies to motivate their employees to get back to office 5 days a week.

A coworking space gives colleagues a sense of community that they are missing when working from home and they can choose a space closer to their home which makes the threshold of leaving home lower.

What different setups can you buy at a Coworking space?

Most coworking spaces offers different setups in order to meet all different needs. 

On Demand

means that you can book a desk or a meeting room by the day or by the hour. There is no monthly commitment, you pay only for the time that you are there.


A coworking membership plan refers to arrangements where a member pays an amount of money, often monthly, for access, resources and services. It usually includes unlimited access to the space and all amenities (depending on level of membership)

There are a lot of different types of membership, for example:

  • Private Offices Membership Plan
    These typically include furnitures (adjustable desks and ergonomic chairs), high-speed internet, access to meeting rooms, phone booths and conference facilities. It often includes a range of office equipment such as printers and scanners and a fully equipped kitchen.
  • Dedicated Desk Membership Plan
    A dedicated desk is a single desk that is rented out to one specific individual that have it to themself and can leave personal resources and supplies on their desk.
    These typically includes high speed internet, bookable meeting rooms and all the amenities available at the Coworking space.
  • Hot Desk Membership Plan
    In a hot desking setup, employees do not have assigned workstations; instead, they choose any available desk or workspace on a first-come, first-served basis.
    These typically includes high speed internet, bookable meeting rooms and all the amenities available at the Coworking space.
  • Lounge Membership plan
    A lounge often has a more casual setup and doesn’t always offer a desk.

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