Gable vs. coworking spaces: How are we different?

At Gable, we often get questions about how we differ from the many coworking space options available across the US. While we think coworking spaces are an essential part of the flexible workspaces market, Gable is different from them in many ways.

Some questions this article will answer are:

  • What is Gable?
  • What type of remote workspaces can I find on Gable?
  • How do companies use Gable?
  • What are Gable’s use cases?

So let’s get started and cover the fundamental differences between Gable and coworking spaces!

What is Gable?

Gable is a centralized platform that helps distributed teams engage when they use remote workspaces. A simple portal for your employees and a centralized management suite for HR and People Operations professionals make it easy for your team to search, book, and optimize the use of flexible workspaces and company headquarters.

Remote workspace types and locations

Gable is neither a coworking space provider nor an aggregator. We partner with a variety of high-end, amenity-filled workspaces, including coworking locations, to provide our customers with flexibility and a wide range of workspaces across the US.

On Gable, you can book seats in common spaces, meeting rooms, or even spaces in your company’s headquarters or offices.

What sets us apart is the Gable platform, which is tailored to companies with a distributed workforce.

A distributed workplace for companies

At Gable, we offer robust features for our enterprise customers: a centralized booking and management suite, budget policies, HRIS integrations, automatically adding locations for new hires, and so much more. With Gable, companies can set up, roll out, and manage remote workspace usage from a single platform, and with a few clicks.

Let’s cover all of these features one by one:

Centralized Booking and Management

With Gable, employees can find and book workspaces and invite coworkers to join them. Our platform has transparency built-in, employees can see where their coworkers are heading and join them. HR and People Operations managers also have full visibility into when and how employees are using remote workspaces.

Budget Limits and Policies

Managing remote workspace budgets for your entire company has never been easier. Company admins on Gable can set budget policies for every employee, department, or the entire organization. They can also set approval policies and allow different booking types for different roles.

Usage and trends

Gable’s company admins are always on top of what’s going on in their distributed workplace. Access to the Gable dashboard lets admins see usage, budget spending, trends, employee feedback, and so much more. Additionally, admins get weekly reports - a handy feature enabling them to synthesize, analyze, and present the data.


To make managing the distributed workplace even easier for HR and People Operations professionals, Gable offers companies a holistic set of integrations – from HRIS and communication to SSO. With these integrations, we create a seamless workplace experience for both employees and People teams.

The “why” of companies using Gable

Remote workspaces are an essential part of a workplace strategy that provides true flexibility to employees. In the wake of the Great Resignation, flexibility is the #1 workplace benefits employees are asking for – and one they’re willing to switch jobs over. What People teams are looking for is providing employees with flexible work opportunities while streamlining their workflow and avoiding an administrative nightmare.

Additionally, our customers point out that Gable is critical in helping them level the playing field for all employees, regardless of where they live. Meeting the needs of all employees everywhere is made not just possible, but simple.

Strengthening your company culture

With remote and distributed work, company culture is no longer tied to a place, but rather a feeling of belonging, a set of good practices, and satisfied employees. Facilitating in-person experiences and serendipity is critical for strong company culture, and one way to do that is to make encounters between employees easy and seamless.

Whether it’s a day of focused work, a team meeting, or a brainstorming session, enabling employees to use remote workspaces when and how they need it helps them avoid burnout, feel more connected, and be more engaged.

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Andrea Rajic