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The Coworking Trend is Changing Everything We Know About Office Culture

The future of work looks different to anything anyone could have imagined. The proposal of coworking spaces that challenge the idea of fixed meeting rooms and even the notion of the 9-to-5 work day would have sounded like an outlandish idea just a decade ago. But times are changing, and so is the way we approach our work spaces. According to, the number of people working in coworking spaces worldwide has increased from 21 000 in 2010 to an exponential 1 270 000 in 2017. This number is expected to grow to 1690 000 in 2018. It’s not only SME’s that are moving into the coworking arena. Big names like IBM, Microsoft and Facebook are following suit. Not only are coworking spaces more cost-effective, they also offer a previously unimagined level of networking and unprecedented opportunities for collaboration. Need a copywriter? Just head to their working space at the other end of the room. Need a market analyst? Meet them in the coffee area. In South Africa, companies like The Business Exchange are leading the way in terms of providing companies with flexible office space. The Rosebank Gautrain space is situated at 116 Oxford Road, Melrose Estate in Johannesburg. An intuitively designed floor plan and convenient amenities make this coworking space ideal for forward-thinking companies. Plus, the Rosebank Gautrain space is located close to the Melrose Arch-Rosebank Station – making it ideal for users of the Gautrain, the public transport mode of choice for Johannesburg’s working professionals. The office package includes the following amenities, among others:
  • Fibre optic internet
  • Full-time IT support
  • Gym and shower facility
  • Barista-served coffee
  • Video conferencing
  • Boardroom and presentation room
For more information on renting private, virtual or coworking offices, meeting rooms & events spaces, visit or connect via social media: Facebook: @TheBusinessExchange.Africa Twitter: @TBEAfrica Youtube: @TheBusinessExchange