In a way, there’s no life before ROOM because ROOM has been our go-to provider of prefabricated phone booths for at least six years. Every year or two, our design team does a marketplace investigation to ensure that we still have the right product for workplace privacy. Each time, we find that ROOM outpaces the competition with the right mix of quality, price, service, and simplicity. We love the products and our members recognize the brand across our portfolio and find them intuitive and easy to use.
A Growing Need for Privacy
People need privacy. ROOM booths are part of a suite of private space we offer to our members to work through their day with the tools and spaces they need to do their best. Today it is really rare that all your folks are in one room physically together when meeting. Even when you plan your best to be together, there is always someone who needs flexibility that day to join remotely. The single person office phone booth is comfortable for a short term focus session or participating or leading a meeting virtually. In our product, it is easy to see where the ROOM booths are. We like to cluster them together so it’s plain to see if one is available, and the simple and clean design makes it completely intuitive to use.
The need for privacy has increased in the past three years, and as a result, we’ve been adding more phone booths in each location. Today we put 10 to 15 ROOM phone booths in each 25,000-square-foot office space.
In the past, we would put a few phone booths near “neighborhoods” of workers. But we found that when they’re scattered all over, a person might find themselves walking in a big circle just to find an open phone booth. So we started clustering three to five of them in a row in a hallway, say, near the central hub of a space or a cafe. People are already walking to those places throughout the day, and so they know exactly where the booths are in the building.