Desktop privacy panels (let's disucss)

As we build our plan, we are considering privacy for our flex desks --we expect to have 4 48x24 tables in a group (fade to face) and considering some privacy panels like these
https://www.thehumansolution.com/acoustic-privacy-panels-for-desks-by-uplift-desk/?gclid=Cj0KCQiAjZLhBRCAARIsAFHWpbFLggzLNtxod6Q2j9d6uQa7mlf3wua8cGBw9JE-ysLseDt-cS0UJZQaAh3ZEALw_wcB or https://www.versare.com/work-forts-desktop-privacy-panels.html?recrawl&gclid=Cj0KCQiAjZLhBRCAARIsAFHWpbEY18JvWQRIW-fXPVZTqBSVzbrkRgckz1pQfVmYrEEtJlDidgDvkLgaAkmSEALw_wcB

Anyone using these types of items? Do you feel there is a need or do the diminish the 'open concept" ?

Thanks for all input

Al

I’m more than skeptical that these partial panels provide any meaningful acoustical privacy.

I also rarely hear any demand for privacy panels. So I would save your money and spend elsewhere.

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On Dec 27, 2018, at 7:21 PM, AK [email protected] wrote:

As we build our plan, we are considering privacy for our flex desks --we expect to have 4 48x24 tables in a group (fade to face) and considering some privacy panels like these
https://www.thehumansolution.com/acoustic-privacy-panels-for-desks-by-uplift-desk/?gclid=Cj0KCQiAjZLhBRCAARIsAFHWpbFLggzLNtxod6Q2j9d6uQa7mlf3wua8cGBw9JE-ysLseDt-cS0UJZQaAh3ZEALw_wcB or https://www.versare.com/work-forts-desktop-privacy-panels.html?recrawl&gclid=Cj0KCQiAjZLhBRCAARIsAFHWpbEY18JvWQRIW-fXPVZTqBSVzbrkRgckz1pQfVmYrEEtJlDidgDvkLgaAkmSEALw_wcB

Anyone using these types of items? Do you feel there is a need or do the diminish the 'open concept" ?

Thanks for all input

Al

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Hi Al
Privacy is a tricky thing. A lot of folks that are new to coworking worry about it before they start and I’ve found that once they are actually working in a shared space the need is unfounded. My recommendation would be to start without the panels or start with a limited number.

Your members will have dual screens, picture frames, potted plants, action figures, laptops, etc, that will start to break up the work area.

Best, John

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On Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 3:19:56 PM UTC-5, AK wrote:

As we build our plan, we are considering privacy for our flex desks --we expect to have 4 48x24 tables in a group (fade to face) and considering some privacy panels like these
https://www.thehumansolution.com/acoustic-privacy-panels-for-desks-by-uplift-desk/?gclid=Cj0KCQiAjZLhBRCAARIsAFHWpbFLggzLNtxod6Q2j9d6uQa7mlf3wua8cGBw9JE-ysLseDt-cS0UJZQaAh3ZEALw_wcB or https://www.versare.com/work-forts-desktop-privacy-panels.html?recrawl&gclid=Cj0KCQiAjZLhBRCAARIsAFHWpbEY18JvWQRIW-fXPVZTqBSVzbrkRgckz1pQfVmYrEEtJlDidgDvkLgaAkmSEALw_wcB

Anyone using these types of items? Do you feel there is a need or do the diminish the 'open concept" ?

Thanks for all input

Al

My thought is for the desks which face each other in the hot desk section, not the dedicated section. Thus people would have some privacy in their 4 desk (2 side by side and front to front) arrangement.

Would that be beneficial or detract from the open setting?

AL

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On Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 2:19:56 PM UTC-6, AK wrote:

As we build our plan, we are considering privacy for our flex desks --we expect to have 4 48x24 tables in a group (fade to face) and considering some privacy panels like these
https://www.thehumansolution.com/acoustic-privacy-panels-for-desks-by-uplift-desk/?gclid=Cj0KCQiAjZLhBRCAARIsAFHWpbFLggzLNtxod6Q2j9d6uQa7mlf3wua8cGBw9JE-ysLseDt-cS0UJZQaAh3ZEALw_wcB or https://www.versare.com/work-forts-desktop-privacy-panels.html?recrawl&gclid=Cj0KCQiAjZLhBRCAARIsAFHWpbEY18JvWQRIW-fXPVZTqBSVzbrkRgckz1pQfVmYrEEtJlDidgDvkLgaAkmSEALw_wcB

Anyone using these types of items? Do you feel there is a need or do the diminish the 'open concept" ?

Thanks for all input

Al

Our members are pretty happy with this, we offered “wings” and nobody wanted them…BTW, these cost about $100 to make and are pretty simple. Notice the tables are on casters so we can move them around and when we have events, we use them to close off the “permanent” desks.

I agree, privacy is high on the list before someone joins and then, they tend to like the openness. Plus, we want members who mingle, makes for a better space.

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I have seen 12 to 18 inch panels for the face to face but we don’t have them and nobody seems to care…When we opened, we had less bar height and more lower tables and everyone gravitated to the bar height because they can sit or stand. Those tables are about $150 to make so we figured if nobody liked them, we weren’t out a lot.

In community,

Brad

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Hey Brad, how much sqft of space do the seated desks have? Are those your hotdesks? I ask because I’m wrestling with my small-space layout…

Trevor

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What’s your thinking on the layout so far?

I only have ~1,000sqft in total of which ~800 is usable for desks, lounge, and meeting spaces.
It breaks out this way:

  • 1 small meeting space, about 12’x13’ with a couch and a 3’x6’ table with 4 task chairs

  • 1 smaller huddle room, about 8.5’x11’ with 4 club chairs, meant for phone calls, private discussion, and (eventually) podcast/vocal recording

  • 1 main room, about 22.5’x17’ with 5 3’x6’ tables - three tables are for 6 dedicated desks, and the last two tables are hotdesks with 4 chairs each.

  • 1 small lounge area, about 7’x10’ that is an open part of the main room with one couch and two club chairs with 2 round tables in the centre.

I’m hoping for 6 members at dedicated desks and about 15+ members at part-time packages.

I should say that I’m very open to working with my members on tuning the layout and usage.

I’m planning on opening 01 May (nervous, excited, etc.!)