rethink agility

How Instant is Rethinking Workspace for Communisis, enabling it to inject agility into its business by changing the way it views and procures workspace.

Context

Communisis was located in a conventional leased office in central Paris. With the lease end looming, the firm wanted to use the opportunity to find a new workspace that would give it more flexibility to grow, whilst retaining the quirky and modern design that its brand was known for.

Goal

To find a unique, inspiring and modern flexible workspace in central Paris which could give Communisis flexibility on a 12 month term.

Challenges
  • Communisis had limited knowledge of the flexible office market
  • As a growing company, agility was key - Communisis didn’t want to be tied down to another long lease
  • To retain top quality staff, high quality workspace in a central Paris location was critical
  • The right look and feel was also essential to reflect the company brand and team culture
  • Specific IT and storage requirements
Solution
  • Instant consulted with Communisis to review the benefits of serviced and co-working space over a conventional lease, and explore all the flexible workspace options available in central Paris
  • Following an initial market review, Instant compiled a report to highlight all suitable locations, including several which Communisis was unfamiliar with
  • Instant worked alongside Communisis to arrange viewings and subsequently negotiate a competitive offer from the preferred location, including:
    • Space for 14 desks plus designated storage space
    • The required IT specification
    • A 12 month flexible lease term
  • Communisis was so impressed with its new flexible workspace that it is now looking for another 7 person office nearby
“Having worked with Instant for some time now, I see it as a strategic supply partner to the Communisis property function, the level and quality of support provided is exceptional. I find Instant to be extremely customer centric providing valuable specialist support, guidance and advice and really getting to know and understand client needs. Having developed a relationship with the Instant team I am keen to continue to work with them where relevant throughout my career.”

Group Head of Facilities Management and Estates 
Transformation
  • Strengthen and differentiate brand: Instant leveraged its market expertise to search the whole flexible market and recommend unique, modern spaces that fit with the company’s brand and culture
  • Attract, retain and enable talent: High-quality, modern collaborative workspace ensured top talent was engaged and retained
  • Inject agility into enterprise: Taking space in a serviced office enables Communisis to respond flexibly to business growth – and has changed the way the firm views and procures flexible workspace
  • Enhance financial performance: All-inclusive monthly rates give Communisis greater cost certainty than a conventional space

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