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Huddle Room in San Francisco

What Do All the Best Co-working Spaces in San Francisco Have in Common? A Huddle Room

San Francisco isn’t too small for the amount of economic activity that goes on here—it’s just cozy! Okay, that’s a bad joke, but as the City by The Bay transforms the nation and continues to disrupt previous economic models, it seems like we need to disrupt the way that space is used and allocated here too. A lot of people are moving to San Francisco to take advantage of the red-hot economy, but there aren’t enough offices and single-family homes for all of them. Just take one look at the real estate pages to prove it.

So it’s understandable that more and more organizations are working smarter, not harder, to find collaborative co-working spaces to house innovation. I mean, who needs an office anyway when you’ve got a brain trust? But AV Structural INC has noticed one thing about the most successful recent trend in office planning, especially for co-working spaces: as much as the open-office plan in Silicon Valley has transformed the way people work, the most successful of co-working places all have one thing in common. It’s a huddle room.

A Huddle Room? What Does That Have To Do With My San Francisco Workplace?

A huddle room is a small room—think ‘side office’ and not ‘corner suite’—in an open-concept co-working space that allows smaller groups to break off and meet in a spot that affords them some privacy. But what’s most essential for any huddle room is the technology in it. From smart boards to life-size video conferencing systems, your AV technology can make or break your business.

Unlike the break room, the huddle room can skip the frills. Ping pong? No way. These are multi-purpose spaces for working (and, okay, maybe napping too sometimes) designed to bring people together in the service of a common goal.  And your AV technology needs to reflect that fact. Combine low-tech and no-frills design (tables, chairs) with high-tech solutions and you can suddenly make big changes from a tiny space.

Without that video conferencing equipment, your huddle room becomes a fancy storage closet. You need a system that lets you talk to investors and colleagues away on business from the same space. You need projectors and multimedia equipment for presentations and real-time integration of your products. And you need to be sure it all works, most of all.

‘Bring Your Own Device’ and Work!

The best huddle room designs integrate in-house video conferencing with ‘plug-and-play’ solutions that let team members and co-workers seamlessly integrate their own devices with your technology. To do that, you need a savvy AV technology company to design you a system that is sophisticated and has power, but is also simple and intuitive to use.