Maybe you’re in the process of designing your new office, maybe you’re having to adapt your workspaces to meet social distancing regulations or maybe you simply want to upgrade your current facilities. Whatever your situation is, adding work pods is a great way to transform your space!
The best part about these standalone smart pods is that they come in a wide variety of configurations, so the sky’s the limit! Nap pod anyone? Or a breastfeeding pod for you working mums out there? There are literally hundreds of possibilities, and the features available can vary a lot between manufacturers too.
Considering that you’re investing a fair amount of time and money into a new piece of equipment, it can get a little overwhelming trying to decide which is the best one out there, or at least the right option for you. Now, we might be a little biased because we think our QUBIC pod is the best there is, but ultimately, the decision is down to you!
Need some help selecting the right pod for your workspace? Here’s our guide outlining everything you need to know.
First things first. You need to consider the space the pod will be located – How big is the space? Will the pod be placed as an eye-catching statement piece in the middle of the room or discreetly in a corner? You have to consider the pod placement prior to procurement so the pod design and placement of the door handles can be optimized to suit its positioning and ensure the final product blends seamlessly into your office environment.
But pods aren’t just for the office anymore either. These days, you can find them in train stations, at airports, in shopping malls, even in gardens! Like we said, the possibilities are infinite.
There are a few things you can consider when deciding what the pod will be for. Do you need a quiet space where employees can focus on work? Or more small meeting rooms your staff members can book in advance?
At the end of the day, the pod is an investment so it should be beneficial for your employees. A good way to do this would be to use space management software to determine what types of spaces your employees use or need the most. Another way would be to open up communications with your teams to ask what types of spaces they actually need in the office. Once you have that information, figuring out what the pod could be used for will be a piece of cake!
Once you know what the pod is going to be used for, it’s time to get into the nitty gritty. You can have the most beautiful-looking office pod ever made, but if it isn’t furnished properly to reflect its intended use, then your staff won’t really have much use for it, except for maybe as an Instagram photo booth. A meeting booth will have different features than a workspace intended for quiet focused work
It’s a pretty exhaustive list depending on the intended use of the pod, but here are a few main features to think about:
· Ease of installment
· Ventilation and lighting
· Inclusion of electricity outlets, USB ports and/or internet connection
· Ease of cleaning
· Software inclusion
· Branding and design
· Smart access and booking systems
· Safety and durability
Even if your company is a multi-billion business flush in liquid assets, it would be naïve to assume that price isn’t a factor everyone has to take into consideration. Of course, installing a pod is usually less expensive than a traditional fit out (by as much as 70 per cent), but it does vary a great deal depending on the pod size, features and brand.
There are already several pod manufacturers, each with their own unique styles and selling points, but what makes QUBIC stand out? For one, our pods comes with a whole myriad of smart features that elevates our solution above other products currently available on the market.
Secondly, as a tech company passionate about helping people enhance their space for maximum productivity, you’ll find that our customer service is second to none! Our team of professionals are there to guide you from the initial consultation until the pod is installed and ready-to-use!
Either way, it is important to take your time and do your research to find the right fit. And once you’ve found the right pod for your office, you might even find that your team can’t work without one after a while! If you’d like to find out more about QUBIC pods, contact us for a chat today.