Franchisees Will Integrate ROOM into New Spaces
Our franchise program includes a few different sizes of clubs for franchisees to open; every space is different. We're not cookie cutter, so locations in a coastal coastal town may be one thing while a mountain town will be another. The way we go about designing a Haven workspace varies. There will be varying sizes of the same amenities. So a business owner may identify a space, and then we approve it. From there, we'll work with them to integrate ROOM products and their workspace equipment. We have design people we lean on, and then ROOM has worked with us, utilizing their experiences and expertise, to optimize our designs.
When deciding how many ROOM products to include in an office, we take into account square footage of the space, the needs of our members, and make sure our spaces are easy to navigate. We don’t want everything stacked on top of each other.
Increased Demand for Quiet Space
As a former interior designer creating space for clients, I would choose products based on other things, such as the colors, a product’s clean lines, or the fact that it was 10 inches taller than everything else. It was never based on price and durability. I convinced clients to buy a product, but then I would walk away. Their facilities people would have to manage the product when it broke down.
Now, as owner-operators of workspace, we designers have to be conscious about price and equally conscious about quality. I'm responsible if something breaks down; the facilities person comes to me. The ROOM booths hold up well over time, requiring very little maintenance. ROOM has the right balance of affordability and quality, which makes it a really great asset to use at scale—making our members happy and helping our bottom line. In co-working, we’re seeing a shift from the traditional huge open floor plan where people work on long tables to workspaces that have more private spaces. Though they want privacy, people don't want to be isolated at home and they don't necessarily want to have to go to the corporate office. So, our spaces need a mix of environments that work for community building and for focused, quiet work
Without a doubt, I would absolutely recommend ROOM to anyone who has an office space now or an open floor plan environment. It’s important for, and the responsibility of leaders in any workspace to create environments that a person can truly thrive in. And for me, that means incorporating ROOM into our floorplans. We were able to create this place that is so comfortable and warm and welcoming. We’re going to be incorporating more and more of the ROOM products into all of our spaces.