The past office trend at its core was the bigger the better. The larger the office space, the more established you were and the more respect you garnered from colleagues. The world is different now. Larger office spaces are quickly turning residential, or are madly subdividing space to accommodate the fewer number of employees using the office. The problem is that these offices are still in large, blocky buildings. It takes time to park, walk to a stairwell, get into an elevator, and then head up to a high floor and back out again in a few hours for lunch.
Small Offices Make Way for More Independence and Amenities
Anyone whose employment allows them to work independently, because they are either self-employed or the company is granting them that flexibility, is taking full advantage of the independence. The large office buildings of the past, even after their renovations, are going to have a hard time competing with the offerings of the small personal offices for rent in great in-town neighborhoods. The small office with a window is winning big over the large interior office without one. The short commute, windows, interesting office neighbors in complementary industries, casual clothing, and the short walk from their office to the car are all choice amenities.
Small office space for rent in Virginia Highland, Decatur, and West Midtown for example may be in the heart of those residential neighborhoods and just a few minutes walk or short bike ride from home.
Enjoy Social and Economic Benefits
When people work close to home, there is more interaction with their neighborhood. They are more likely to run home to walk the dog. If lunch is a short walk or drive, they are more likely to go out to eat. If they feel like they have a comfortable and private individual office rented, they are more likely to have other colleagues in their network come by for casual meet-ups after work. The social and energetic impacts of small office space in midtown areas are immense.
The economic benefit is immense as well. When people work AND live close to home, they spend time and money throughout the day in their own neighborhoods. The shorter commute means it is easier to pick buy groceries more frequently, more time spent on lunch, happy hour, and more time to buy coffee at the local coffee shop.
Residential areas alone are traditionally quiet during the day and more active in the evening when working residents return home. Office-only zones are very busy during the day and extremely quiet after 5:00pm. Residential areas with offices as well as offices with residences create a nice overlap of interaction within a neighborhood that occurs over the full day. This improves the local economy and security and safety.
So support your own neighborhood. Help it reach its full potential and find yourself a small office space for rent in Atlanta.