Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Campus (Dtec) is ideal for startups and entrepreneurs looking for a complete entrepreneurial ecosystem under one roof. Dtec is located in the heart of Dubai Silicon Oasis, Dubai’s integrated technology free zone, and is at the forefront of entrepreneurship and innovation in the UAE.
Entrepreneurs who join Dtec will find a supportive and nurturing environment to launch their businesses. With more than 10,000 square feet of a creatively designed workplace, Dtec has everything you need. From flexi desk coworking to a fixed desk, from accelerator programs to funding, Dtec can help you get off the ground in the United Arab Emirates.
Though it’s the popular option for many startups, flexi desks have drawbacks. Many entrepreneurs prefer to have their own fixed space to work, which allows them to customise their surroundings and arrange their area to maximise their productivity.
Here, we’ll look at the difference between fixed and flexi desks and why fixed desks facilities may be the best choice for your business.
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Fixed or dedicated desks are the traditional workplace layouts. Having a designated desk area means you have a permanent place for your computer, access to private storage space, and the opportunity to personalise your workspace. Additionally, this means that you will not have to lug your office supplies with you whenever you go into the office.
A flexi desk, on the other hand, is the exact opposite of a fixed desk. Flexi desk offices allow members to sit wherever they want and work whenever they want, rather than having a designated workspace. With a first-come, first-served policy, these desks are often the most affordable option in a coworking environment.
A permanent desk may be a better option in some cases rather than a flexi desk for you and your business. Here are some key benefits of opting for a fixed desk with Dtec.
Stability: Adapting daily to a new environment might be difficult for some people. Being at different desks every day can distract your focus and negatively impact productivity. A fixed desk may be your best option if you prefer a degree of stability.
Productivity: Having the tools you need to conduct your job easily accessible is an excellent way to ensure efficiency. You may need a scanner or require regular access to a printer. The time and effort necessary to unhook and reconnect big electrical gadgets can be exceedingly inconvenient. A fixed desk ensures easy access to the tools you need to conduct your tasks.
Privacy: A flexible desk reduces privacy. People nearby can potentially see your computer screen or overhear your talks with your colleagues or clients. This lack of privacy will be more apparent during busy days or when the community area workstations are fully occupied, limiting you from working to your full potential. With a fixed desk, you get that level of privacy you need to conduct your business securely.
Work relations: Fixed desks may be more beneficial for some people than flexi desks. Several surveys have found that sitting with the same team for a long time can benefit productivity and morale. Also, since you will know precisely where your coworkers are seated, you will not waste time looking for them.
Avoiding conflicts: A dedicated desk provides a sense of security and eliminates potential misunderstandings. Something as simple as grabbing a cup of coffee can cause you to lose your spot, which may lead to a conflict with another community member. However, a dedicated desk ensures that the space is yours and avoids unnecessary debates or problems at the workplace.
Dtec provides you with desk space and office facilities without the need for a long-term commitment. The cost of a fixed desk is AED 1,500 per month, and if you opt for a quarterly payment, you pay only AED 4,000. The savings you make from the three-month payment can cover the AED 500 security deposit.
The short-term lease for fixed desks is ideal for freelancers, business travelers, students, and anybody looking for a break from working from home. Since the flexible coworking option is not part of a company set up or visa package, you do not have to start a business to enjoy working with Dtec.
With a fixed desk, you can have a landline and a drawer unit for storage and are eligible for three visas. In addition, you have full access to Dtec’s facilities and events.
Dtec is a one-of-a-kind comprehensive startup ecosystem aimed at helping new businesses establish themselves in Dubai. We understand that running your company can be challenging, and that’s why Dtec has everything you need to develop and expand your business. While you concentrate on increasing your business, we’ll take care of the rest.
Other additional amenities available at Dtec are 24/7 access, high-speed internet access, a cafe on-site, plenty of parking, a gaming area, and complimentary tea and coffee.
Ready to get started? Contact Dtec today!