I am sure many of you may have
watched the ‘Office Office’ sitcom on television in the past and may have
thoroughly enjoyed it too. But in the real world of office, things are never so
exciting and easy. Beginning with the task of driving through thick traffic,
spending hours in unending traffic jams, experiencing the pains of parking your
vehicle....all of these usually take a toll on your health and peace of mind.
Now there is a four-wheel
Awfis that’s definitely bound to make your office life beautiful. With this
Awfis, you really do not have to go to your office; rather your office comes to
you. AWFIS is positioned as the new age office that is providing the ecosystem
of workspaces that caters to small and medium enterprises, individual and local
entrepreneurs. AWFIS was founded in 2015, with a seed capital of $10 Million,
along with investments from entrepreneur Radha Kapoor and Amit Ramani.
AWFIS, which is Asia’s largest
co-working solutions firm is all set to take the shared office infra segment to
a whole new level by introducing India’s first ‘Mobile AWFIS’ that operates out
of a van in New Delhi.
At Motown India, we made it
a point to experience this office on wheels. The van was basically a Force
Motors Traveller vehicle modified into a spanking new ultra modern office that
can accommodate up to 8 people. It is fully equipped with work desks, meeting
table, high speed Wi-Fi, teleconferencing, a printer, LCD screen, CCTV, pantry
and washroom. The splendid lighting and the smartly designed furniture provide
absolute comfort even during long journeys.
The van is currently available
for commute in Delhi and Gurugram. There is no set route that it follows within
the city and the traveller is free to use as per their itinerary. Charges per
day are also reasonable. These range from Rs. 4,000 for 4 hours to Rs. 7,500
for 8 hours. For every additional hour, the company charges Rs. 1,100 extra.
The van can be booked through the
Awfis App from few hours to 2-3 days and even a week, depending on one’s
requirement and the availability of the van.
After having spent a few hours
in the mobile van, I realised that this office on wheels offers a lot of
advantages. Think of a situation where a businessman flies into the capital for
a day full of meetings. He or she can pick up the clients or friends in and around
Delhi in the mobile Awfis, spend a few hours or so with them in the confines of
this smart office and drop them off anywhere along the way.
Think of another situation
where one works from home (in our digital world we are all linked through
internet and computers) and your boss calls you once a month for a tete a tete.
He too may be operating from his palatial house, so all he does is hire this
van and meets his small team in the van. Since it’s more like a taxi, with a
driver and attendant, you do not have to bother with the driving part, and the
attendant can help make the coffee or heat up some food in the microwave.
The mobile Awfis is very
spacious and does not give you a claustrophobic feel even when a few of us got
in from the office. The seats were very comfortable and some of them were big
enough to double up as a neat bed. There are charging points for your laptops
and the LCD television can lift your mood when you watch your favourite movie
or show. The wash room is neat and practical.
This new mobile Awfis is bound
to find a lot of takers in the times to come, keeping in mind the myriad
advantages it offers. Awfis, Awfis...now that sounds interesting!
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