Last Updated on July 22, 2013 by New-Startups Team
Launching out of Beta today, ShareDesk is the world’s largest platform for flexible workplaces and is introducing a new opportunity for Enterprises. The “AirBnB of Office Spaces” first began as a beta platform in August of 2012 helping entrepreneurs and mobile professionals throw away the risk of taking on long-term office space contracts and gave them a chance to save by renting flexibly by hour, day, week, month, or as much as needed from those with idle capacity.
Small businesses are able to benefit incredibly by sharing work environments with established companies that want to monetize on their unused space. Savings of up to 70% could be realized by a accepting a mobile workplace strategy and space can be booked instantly on a “when needed basis”. With the launch out of beta ShareDesk OPTIX, is helping enterprise companies, as they did small businesses, improve how their real estate assets are used and how their workforce implements a mobile workplace strategy. Large companies will now be able to manage their workspaces internally by allowing for a seamless process to let employees access flexible workplace possibilities when traveling or working away from the office.
Co-working and mobile work experiences are now the norm, a vast difference form how employers managed staff from a decade ago. Employees don’t need to be physically present or in a fixed office space anymore with the advancements in technology. Meetings can be held online, collaboration tools are advancing, and internet services are highly abundant. As a result talent isn’t subject to being even in the same city or country anymore. ShareDesk takes those exact principles into account for small businesses and enterprises alike and offers mobile professionals a chance to pick a place to work from within 65 countries and a way to discover over 1,500 property locations just right for them.
The workplace is the second highest operation expense for many companies, so much so that enterprises find desk space or meeting rooms are used no more than 45% of the time. In the meantime over 1 billion workers are mobile and in need of effective places to work, meet and collaborate. ShareDesk provides the platform to find the best coworking space necessary to get things done and to help companies monetize from idle workspaces. Enterprise companies should want to leverage the opportunity of a mobile workforce today. It’s expected by 2015 over 62% of leading enterprise companies will have invested in mobile-enabling solutions to help employees be more productive and reduce travel times. ShareDesk encourages these mobile workplace solutions with OPTIX and their existing platform tools by empowering the individual to find the coworking culture and environment that suits best for their work style and personality.
Over the next 12 months, ShareDesk expects to add more than 2,500 new locations to its platform. As the world’s largest platform for flexible workplaces, ShareDesk OPTIX will enable enterprises to utilize Activity-based working as a model while still allowing small businesses and entrepreneurs to discover workplace solutions best for them.