With hybrid work schedules becoming more common, flexible space providers are seeing an increased demand – a demand they haven’t seen since pre-pandemic – for offices and meeting rooms that can be booked on a short-term basis.
As a direct response to this demand, many prominent operators are aiming to now create even larger centralized one-stop-shop online listing sites for office space and meeting rooms.
The Wall Street Journal writes, “Flexible-office operator IWG PLC. said … that it is investing around $350 million into a venture with the Instant Group, which runs an online listing site for office space.”
“The companies say the business will be the world’s largest online marketplace for flexible office space,” (Coworking Giant in Venture to Create the Airbnb of Office Space).
Additionally, All Work writes, “[The] Instant [Group] announced the creation of the world’s largest independent marketplace for flexible workspace through the merger with key digital assets from IWG plc including: EasyOffices.com, Meetingo.com, Rovva and Worka.” (The Instant Group Has Merged Davinci Virtual Office Solutions Into Its Online Marketplace)
While these large listing platforms are effective in offering prospects a plethora of localized workspace options, could this format diminish the personal touch that has led to success and built lasting relationships with clients over the years?’
We even wonder if booking office space or meeting rooms through large online listing sites have unknowingly led consumers to become just another number or statistic that is figured into the return on investment (ROI) that these larger companies are making.
Clients of PON choose how they work on their own terms, with versatility that they can count on, and with the personal touch that repeat customers have come to love over the years.
You’ll receive access to over 800 flex office locations in large and small markets alike across the world.
Your employees can pick and choose where they want to work in the world and where they’ll thrive.
Further, with the expanded breadth of choice that PON offers, a potential partnership could even lead to the ability to offer employees a wide range of options to work and commute where they’d like, in turn expanding your talent pool.
PON boasts the most flexible terms available in the coworking industry, including one master contract, no term commitment, no exit fees, and just one monthly invoice.
Whether you’re booking a space to drop in to for the day or something longer term, PON unlocks the ability to work or move to where industry trends dictate or where new business may be. All of this comes with the help of a seasoned and dedicated member of our team to manage the entire experience, ensuring it is an easy and enjoyable process.
And finally, once you’re all set up at your new workspace, we don’t walk away. PON provides full-service account management as your business grows and expands and makes it easy to leave if your plans change.
Even as larger companies attempt to shift the climate of how flex space is booked and acquired, PON and its members remain staunch in our goal to provide that personal touch and a true commitment to service that makes flex space special.