Differing Types Of Professions In A Shared Office Space May Induce A Clash Of The Cultures

By Stephen Furnari - November 17, 2014
Differing Types Of Professions In A Shared Office Space May Induce A Clash Of The Cultures

Lawyers have different needs compared to other professional fields. It is important to keep this in mind when choosing a shared office space.

From a professional standpoint, attorneys have ethical guidelines they must follow in order to maintain integrity within the legal community. If ethics are not respected, it can result in severe ramifications that can have a profound impact on one’s legal career.

Lawyers work well together in shared office space.

How one works in the office is indicative of such a reality. Lawyers work in a way that is conducive to the needs of the clients they see and this is typically representative of privacy, impeccable professionalism, and so forth.  In many cases, clients showcase a similar display when meeting with the lawyers.

This is our culture.  This is how we work.

Amazingly, even attorneys with very different practice areas, like an immigration practice and a tax attorney, can share space with each other in shared office space without issue.  However, the same cannot be said for attorneys and certain other types of professionals in shared office space.

Consider your professional needs when you choose shared office space.

shared office space Imagine  you needed to meet a client for a deposition and the subject matter was incredibly serious. What if your neighboring tenants decide to engage in a rambunctious activity during that time? It would not look good for you as the attorney and may be wildly disruptive to the case.

Most executive office centers in New York, to their detriment, do not specialize in providing services that are impeccably tailored to a specific profession.

As long as your day-to-day business activity does not involve bodily fluids or the operation of heavy machinery, you are a potential client of an executive suite. In any business center, you might find psychologists, real estate brokers, psychics, match makers, insurance brokers, web developers, stock traders, film makers and bespoke custom tailors.

When a profession is not similar to yours, it can show. Inevitably, it may result in a clash of differences.

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About Stephen Furnari

Stephen Furnari is a self-employed corporate attorney and the founder of Law Firm Suites, the operator of coworking spaces for law firms. Through Law Firm Suites, Furnari has helped hundreds of attorneys launch and grow successful law practices. He is the author of several eBooks, including “7 Deadly Mistakes that Prevent Law Practice Success” and “An Insider’s Guide to Renting the Perfect Law Office”. Stephen has been featured in the ABA Journal, Entrepreneur, New York Daily News and Crain’s New York. Connect with Stephen on Twitter (@stephenfurnari).

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