Business Centres have been around for decades now. On the contrary, coworking is a very new concept and yet somehow, these two concepts are often misinterpreted and treated as if they are the same. We can very easily differentiate between the two simply by analysing their respective definitions.
The Cambridge Dictionary defines a business centre as- "a place where businesses can rent offices or rooms for meetings, events, et cetera.” Coworking, on the other hand, is defined as a business services provision model that involves individuals or teams of corporates working independently or collaboratively in a shared office space.
If one focuses on the key points, the fundamental idea behind a coworking space is to provide an amazing work environment to freelancers, professionals and start-ups. At the same time, it is a place for small corporate teams who do not want to make a huge capital investment. Everyone can focus on growing their core business and forget about the hassles of owning or mainstream renting.
A business centre, however, focuses on providing fully equipped spaces to corporates who might want to rent it out, hold a conference or send a sizeable team to a new city but need a formal set up just like their own office.
This makes the entire premise of the two office space models different as business centres are least concerned with having a diverse crowd, facilitating networking or creating a model to promote those who would never like to work from a traditional office.
This is where CoKarya has made an attempt at being different from the crowd by establishing a model which works quite well at integrating both of these services in the same office space. Someone availing the coworking space gets access to the many professional facilities which a business centre tends to provide thus enhancing the coworking experience.