WorkDigz Collaborative Membership Workspace to open in Warwick, Rhode Island

WARWICK, RI – Paul Morse, president of BrokerNet in Warwick, has seen the future.  Having observed the impact of technology, the evolving economy and a newly defined workforce, he has come to believe that the way we work has changed – for the better.  Inspired by a growing trend in the development of collaborative coworking workspace environments, he is opening WorkDigz, a 5,000 sq. ft. membership-based, coworking flexible office space at 16 International Way, Warwick, RI.  The building has ample, secure parking and is conveniently located – just minutes from T.F. Green Airport, the MBTA commuter rail, Route I95 and the Rhode Island and Warwick Malls.  An official ribbon cutting will take place on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 2pm.

From New York City, to Chicago, Boston and California, a growing number of trendsetters are developing membership-based workspace solutions is one of the first in Rhode Island.

For those unfamiliar with the concept, coworking is about bringing businesses together into a shared work environment.  It ranges from people working together in someone’s living room to dedicated coworking spaces with dozens or even hundreds of businesses all under one roof.  Such publications as The New York TimesFast CompanyForbes MagazineUSA Today, Toronto’s Globe and Mail, and Mashable have reported on the trend.

Morse said, “Having one’s own office is often an unjustifiable expense for small businesses.  Working from home or in a noisy coffee shop, can be lonely – and often, unproductive.”  He continued, “WorkDigz will offer a solution – a comfortable, affordable, flexible office space that people can use on their own time and on their own terms, while interacting with others.”

Entrepreneurs, freelancers, workers who have reinvented their professional lives after layoffs, people who travel a great deal in their jobs, such as sales representatives and designers, are attracted to concept of shared workspace. Members get the benefits of corporate culture, such as “watercooler conversations” where ideas and problems can be discussed, while still maintaining the flexibility and freedom of a non-traditional work arrangement.

Interest is also rising among larger firms as they increasingly adopt policies for remote workers as they implement technology to support their employees’ ability to work where they can be productive.  (The 2013 Regus Global Economic Indicator of 26,000 business managers across 90 countries, revealed that 48% of them are now working remotely for at least half of their week.)**

Morse believes that the WorkDigz model should fill a need in Rhode Island, where people have been particularly hard hit by the downturn in the economy. “We believe that we are at the cusp of a burgeoning, practical and profitable real estate movement,” said Morse. “If things go as we anticipate, I believe we will be ready to open our next space within the year.”

WorkDigz memberships are offered on a daily, monthly or annual basis, providing first-class amenities and modern business services within all types of work areas. The space includes state-of-the-art workstations as well as a plush lounge area, game room, kitchen, and conference rooms with conference calling and video conferencing.  Some private offices will be available with membership.

Anyone signing up for membership during December will receive the month of December 2013 free.

Additional amenities will include an office receptionist, free high-speed Internet connection, copiers, scanners and printers, an address for snail mail, phone answering service, bi-weekly Friday and end-of-day meet and greets, free business-to-business seminars from mentors and other members, and an option to do a seminar for WorkDigz members.  WorkDigz is also partnering with businesses and restaurants, fitness centers and caterers throughout the area, to provide discounted services.

Members’ fees are as low as $199 per month.  For information on memberships or partnering with WorkDigz, contact Jessica Northup,



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