A week in the life: CreateNow
We sat down with the Generator Waring Taylor winners of Power Up your Start-Up. Learn about what a week in the life looks like for the team at CreateNow.
Up-sizing? Downsizing? Exploring new ways of working?
Whatever your workspace requirements, Generator have got flexible options – whether you’re a one-man band or a growing team of 80.
Flexible work space options
With four locations in Britomart and Wynyard Quarter, Generator is Auckland’s leading flexible workspace provider.
Generator’s range of membership options allow flexibility in the way you and your team work, from large private offices right through to adhoc space for meetings in the city. Our community team can work with you to understand your requirements and help tailor a solution to your business needs.
The benefits of Generator
Avoid the capital outlay and additional liability - the furniture, meeting rooms and amenities are already provided. Just bring your computer and you can get started.
Unlike a standard lease, we talk in months, not years. You’re not tied down long-term and you’re free to change things up when you need to.
Our offices are spacious! Not jammed in like sardines, we have plenty of lounges, breakout spaces, nooks and desk that allow an average of 10m2 per person.
We understand changing ways of working and can work tailor membership packages that work for your business. Just because you have 10 people in your business, doesn’t mean you need to commit to 10 desks, if some of the team work remotely, some of the time. When all the team are together, we have plenty of meeting rooms and hot-desk spaces they can use and have membership packages that cater to that.
We pride ourselves on delivering best in class internet access and AV capability. We provide gigabit hardwired LAN and AC Wave2 Wi-Fi, and fully support the network to your device with specialist in-house support. All sites are backed by dedicated 10 gigabit fibre links to enable your most demanding cloud workload. Our meeting rooms are fully equipped for BYOD video conferencing, with onsite technical assistance at the ready. If you’re hot-desking, most desks comes with a second screen and an ergonomic set up – no more crouching over your laptop at the kitchen table.
Good locations aren’t usually good for your bottom line. But with our flexible arrangements, you can enjoy all the benefits of being in the best parts of the city, without the crazy standard lease costs. We’ve even got flexible membership options that give you access to meeting rooms and hot-desks on demand – great for businesses that are working from home but need a professional place to meet clients.
Space for 10 one day? 20 the next?
We have helped a heap of businesses to downsize office space and move to a mix of working from home. They might have 30 in the team but have workstations for 15, or only need space to work together two days a week.
Shared workspaces are the most effective way to consolidate office space.
Not only do you get the office, you get the additional amenities that can be tricky to find in smaller offices. Shared workspaces are also a great option for changing ways of working as flexible terms mean your business isn’t stuck with something if it doesn’t work.
Connection and community to aid recovery
When times are tough, its good to know you’re not alone.
Culture and community are what Generator is known for. When everyone feels like they’re part of something bigger, it’s not just easier to attract and retain talent – productivity goes up.
The Generator team facilitate community events and resources to help foster business confidence and valuable connections. At Generator you will be working alongside like-minded businesses, global household names and local experts, collaborating and attending loads of community events and building your business network – something you can’t put a price on.
We know local
Generator is a kiwi company, our first site opened in 2011 after Generator founder Ryan Wilson saw the rise of shared office space and coworking in the UK after the Global Financial Crisis. Borne out of the GFC, we get what uncertainty feels like for small businesses, and understand what is going on in the local market.
Owned by NZX Listed Precinct Properties since 2019, this partnership ensures we at the forefront of New Zealand’s evolving office space market and gives our members access to tailored and flexible options across both businesses’ portfolios.
Across all our sites we have put in measures to enable contact tracing and ensure a high level of hygiene with hourly cleaning and sanitation.
We have regular communication with our members to keep them informed of the actions we are taking and are regularly reviewing our processes as alert levels and conditions change.
Not only are all four our sites beautifully designed, but they are also really spacious. With an average of 10m2 per person and plenty of nooks and breakout spaces, it makes physical distancing easy.
Located in boutique spaces with the ability to be on swipe access control its easy to monitor who is in our premise should contact tracing be required.
Beyond the operational changes we’ve implemented to respond to Covid-19, we’ve aimed to provide our members a level of certainty in these uncertain times.
We live and breathe community here at Generator and we are working to support our members, whether its through tailored support packages for those who need it or connecting members that can provide professional advice.
Click here to view our returning to work handbook for the steps we are taking to ensure our members are safe.
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