10 Reasons To Work in a Shared Office Space

Collaboration, affordability, and flexibility are the new bywords for shared office space in today’s fluid business culture. With the demand for tailored working solutions increasing exponentially, this option has become a smart and effective choice.  Your path to a successful transition starts here.  

What Is A Shared Office?

A shared office space is a dedicated area within an office building where individuals, or team members employed by the same company, work alongside others in an open-plan workspace.  Shared office spaces are usually fully furnished, equipped, and serviced solutions.

Office providers are now incorporating coworking spaces into their menu of product offerings.  This type of modern work environment promotes and enhances a collaborative community made up of different businesses operating side by side.  It also enables private office tenants to readily expand workspace availability for additional employees on an ‘as needed’ basis.  Should demand increase, tenants have the option to designate part of the shared workspace to meet longer-term commitments. 

The choice of membership plans available for individuals and businesses who want to rent shared office space includes;

These options share a number of advantages. Unlimited desk spaces are available to rent both in Private Office suites and designated coworking spaces.  

As the name implies, a Dedicated Desk Space is the tenant’s exclusive workstation to use throughout their rental period. 

A Hot Desk is a workstation that is used by individuals on an ad-hoc basis.

These choices are ideal for any business — regardless of size.

 We’ve compiled our top 10 reasons to work in a shared office space.

Reason 1 — Affordability

Demand has rapidly exceeded supply. Traditional office space is at a premium. Shared office spaces enable;

  • Elimination of capital investment and the continued operating costs for property and leases.
  • Reduction in the costs of buying and/or leasing of furniture and fixtures
  • Upkeep and maintenance
  • Reduction in rent

Affordability makes financial sense.

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Reason 2 — Flexibility

  • Short term versus long term lease contracts
  • Option to upgrade as your business grows 
  • Fully furnished and equipped, turnkey condition
  • Flexible work schedules to suit your business needs 

Reason 3 — Productivity

Creativity, engagement, teamwork, and communication with your peers helps to strengthen business and personal relationships, enhancing productivity.

According to The Harvard Business Review, ‘individuals who work in a shared office exhibit  74% overall job productivity and higher levels of satisfaction’.

Reason 4 — Networking

Daily networking opportunities exist in a shared working environment, promoting; 

  • Inspiration
  • Knowledge
  • Collaboration
  • Growth

Reason 5 — Location 

Location Is key. Shared office providers tend to have their offices;

A) In the most sought after business districts within the regions, they are located in.  A registered address in a prominent location is a direct reflection of your company’s commitment to success. 

B) In close proximity to an existing infrastructure of local amenities such as;

  • Banks and post offices
  • Cafes and restaurants
  • Major public transportation routes

Reason 6 — Modern Environment

Contemporary, open-plan layouts are the preferred choice of interior design for shared office spaces. Unobstructed by dividing walls or partitions, the productive upbeat atmosphere between members is a great environment for collaboration and business growth. Creativity can be contagious!

Reason 7 — Digital Technology

Where infrastructure permits, most shared office providers invest in advanced technologies (ICT)  that support their menu of services.  This is a key advantage for individuals and businesses that may wish to integrate with digital platforms at a fraction of the cost.

Reason 8 — Business Services

Functionality and support. The professional business services typically found in traditional offices are also available in a shared office space. These may include; 

  • Use of Business Lounges and Conference Rooms
  • Reception services
  • Wi-Fi
  • Mail and Package Handling
  • Printing and Copy Service

Reason 9 — Community

Shared office space providers often organize and host a variety of social activities throughout the calendar year for their members. These optional events contribute to the sense of community and often create cooperative relationships and broader opportunities for collaboration.

Reason 10 — Security

Most shared office providers offer;

  • Secure building protocols
  • CCTV and Alarm Systems
  • Exclusive key access for tenants

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 Did you know?

According to www.statista.com;

  • At the beginning of 2010, there was a total of 21k shared office users worldwide.
  • In 2018 that number had risen to 1.6+ million
  • By 2022 that number is expected to reach 5.1 million worldwide

The dynamic cultural shift towards shared office space today is being driven in part by the high costs of traditional office choices. Sharing office space makes smart business sense. It addresses the growing need for an alternative solution and is now recognized as a proven formula for success.  

Is shared office space a better choice for my business?


  • An office outside of your local internet cafe or living room
  • Scale / Grow your business at your own pace
  • Exploring or expanding into new territories 
  • Short term office space for a collaborative work project
  • A temporary workspace while travelling
  • A vibrant business and social community

SOHO Flexible Office Space Solutions

At SOHO Office Space, we offer s
tress-free solutions that support all of your shared office space requirements from start to finish. Our business portfolio features over; 

  • 200 Companies 
  • 300+ Members 
  • 4.5k sqm. of flexible office space solutions

 Three exclusive serviced office space membership plans tailored to suit all of your business needs and budget;

  • Private Office Suites
  • Dedicated Desk Space
  • Hot Desk Space

Shared between 3 prime locations in Malta’s most sought after business districts.

SOHO Office Spaces are;

  • Fully furnished
  • Modern, Bright, Spacious, & Ergonomically Designed
  • Ready to move-in, supporting Plug ‘N’ Play concept 

SOHO Exclusive Services 

Business Services

  • Address Certification for MFSA
  • Serviced Reception
  • High-End Digital Technology
  • IT Support
  • Printing & Scanning
  • On-Site Mailboxes
  • Mail & Package Handling
  • Housekeeping


  • Lease contracts that work for you
  • Option to seamlessly upgrade as your company grows

Access to

SOHO Community

  • Fully serviced kitchen with complimentary water, fresh coffee & tea, snacks
  • Lounge area with private cafe
  • In-house restaurant services
  • BBQ area and terraced patio
  • Fitness centre
  • Pool & Sauna (coming soon)
  • Weekly social events

Peace of Mind

  • CCTV — Round the clock video surveillance & Alarm Systems
  • Ease of Access 
  • 24/7 Private Access
  • Parking

And Much More…

Want more in-depth information about our membership plans, pricing, availability, and services?


  1. Fill in our online form
  2. Send us an email at [email protected]
  3. Phone us on +356 9933 4333 to book a tour
  4. Drop in person at one of our 3 locations
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Our SOHO Office team will be pleased to address any inquiries you may have.

Sit next to Innovators and Doers daily at SOHO Office Space – the Opportunities are Limitless.

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