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Saturday, November 5, 2011

[Coworking] Re: Making "hotdesks" work for software developers

We do a blend as well and it works out great.

Best of luck!


The Candy Factory
Coworking in Lancaster, PA

On Nov 1, 3:37 pm, CIC Sales <> wrote:
> Hi, gang! I'm hoping to tap into the collective intelligence to get
> perspective on a question we're facing. We have organized our
> coworking center around offering hotdesk service only. If someone
> wants a dedicated desk, we offer that through our larger innovation
> center (
> However, we're finding that some software developers really want to
> have both a dedicated desk AND participate in the coworking center
> community (it's not that our innovation center has no community, but
> compared to a coworking center, it's "community light"). Just offering
> a second monitor that they can plug their laptop into doesn't seem to
> be enough: they want to leave a desktop computer there all the time.
> Our concerns are that offering a dedicated desk would have a revenue
> impact -- we count on being able to oversell our physical seating by
> at least 2X, to make the center work financially -- and we are also
> concerned that we would see those dedicated desks sitting empty much
> of the time, which has a deadening impact: someone obviously sits
> there, but they're not around. We also value the simplicity of the
> offer: one price, that's it.
> Has anyone else run into a similar problem with accommodating
> someone's need for dedicated space? Are there any substitutes you've
> found that have worked well?
> Thanks!
> Geoff
> Cambridge Coworking Center
> v: +1.617.758.4200
> f: +1.617.401.3700

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