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Co-working spaces, a shared office where multiple businesses and employees work side-by-side, are growing in popularity across the country. With benefits including lower rental costs than a traditional office, the concept is ideal for startups and small businesses seeking a brick-and-mortar space to call “headquarters,” and freelancers looking to ditch the coffeehouse.
Big co-working names like Assemble and WeWork are sprouting offices across the nation that are havens of productivity, collaboration and social opportunities. More and more, millennials and members of Generation Z are showing a preference toward these collective, tech-friendly spaces.
Staying up-to-speed with evolving technology, and managing the functionality of ever-changing open floor plans can be a technology and cable management challenge, which is why co-working spaces are turning to Gridd® by FreeAxez, a cable management system that goes beyond the traditional “raised access floor”.
Here are a few reasons why:
1. Tenants have diverse cable management needs—Equipping a space with the most up-to-date adaptive cabling distribution system is a must for any co-working space. Professionals expect accommodations for varying tech needs, making it an imperative to provide a straightforward solution. A cable management system helps keep wiring organized and accessible, for whatever individual need might arise.
2. Changing spatial arrangements—Tenants enjoy workspace variation, and thus workstation setup and layout are likely to shift and evolve as different professionals come through the door with their own set of preferences. A low profile access floor like Gridd allows cabling modifications in a matter of minutes if a spatial re-design is needed.
3. A tidy environment enhances happiness—Managing one workspace can get messy, yet alone over 20 under one roof! Cable management systems eliminate the unsightly appearance of dangling wires, multiple cables and errant extension cords. Everything is organized, and cables are kept out-of-sight, out-of-mind, creating a more a productive, inspiring environment for workers.