Must-Haves for an Engaging Work Space (Part 2 of 2)

 

In our previous post, we focused on the physical or environmental attributes of workspaces that make them more conducive to productivity and collaboration.

 

In this installment of our two-part look into the must-haves for a more engaging work space, we take into consideration the community building and leisure amenities that will set your work space apart from the rest.

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Must-Haves for an Engaging Work Space (Part 1 of 2)

So, you thought that a few desks and chairs, a broadband Internet connection, and a coffee maker are all you needed to open a co-working hub. However, you have zero repeat customers despite your sought-after location and the few that visits your establishment looks miserable and uninspired.

 

 

Fortunately, you can still transform your space to attract more customers, inspire creativity and productivity, and have them spread the word that your co-working space is the place where they can get work done and enjoy doing it.

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Bust these Myths About Co-working Spaces and Start Being Productive

The more you learn about the advantages of co-working spaces, the more it sounds too good to be true. When something has been hyped up over and over again, you start to wonder what could be wrong with it.

 

 

Flexible workspaces have their share of naysayers and their opinions may give you pause in patronising such establishments. However, let us help you alleviate your fears as we debunk popular myths regarding co-working spaces.

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Why Co-Working is Now Everyone’s Cup of Tea (or Coffee)

It is a well-known fact that space is a luxury in Hong Kong, whether it’s residential, commercial or office space. According to both CBRE’s semi-annual Global Prime Office Rents survey and JLL’s Premium Office Rent Tracker report, Hong Kong remains the world’s most expensive office market in 2017.

 

A few extra square feet here and there could easily eat up the finances of start-ups or freelancers who could invest that money into growing their brand rather than paying an exorbitant monthly rent for office space.

 

 

A “work-from-home” setup seems like an inviting solution but, let’s be honest, working on that business proposal while sitting on your bed or in your living room is hardly conducive to productivity. There’s always the temptation of putting off work due to the myriad of distractions in one’s home.

 

 

Your neighborhood coffee shop might be a tempting workspace, however, how many cups of coffee would you end up ordering to justify hogging that corner table with the lone charging dock? Imagine the dirty stares you get from other patrons waiting for you to vacate your seat. Not to mention the heavy foot traffic of customers coming in and out can derail your train of thought. Plus you will be the unwilling subject to whatever muzak the barista has chosen to play for hours on end.

 

So, where does that leave you, our intrepid entrepreneur?

 

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Finding the Right Workspace for You in Hong Kong

 

A freelance marketing professional developing a digital marketing strategy for an up and coming startup. A genius software developer and brilliant salesman with the next big idea but no garage to make it happen in. An author whose flat just proves to be uninspiring and claustrophobic. A solopreneur who flew in for a few days to meet with potential clients but the coffee shop is just too noisy to have a decent conversation, let alone win them over.

 

What do all these people have in common?

 

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Progressive Hong Kong Start-up Solves Workspace Headaches for Asia’s Business Travellers

HONG KONG, Sept. 29, 2016 – AnyWorkspace, a new platform for searching and booking flexible space, with initial listings in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Indonesia, is designed to easily connect working travellers and digital nomads with resources and community support as they move between locations. Multitudes of multi-national corporates are also joining the shared space philosophy, as data about remote and social working shows solid benefits of how community spaces can contribute towards increased productivity in all types of industries1.

 

Before AnyWorkspace, users would have to individually search and compare coworking spaces manually, a time-consuming and tedious process. Users can now search and compare hot desks, meeting rooms, seminar rooms, private offices and event spaces, filtered by location, budget, time and amenities in real-time. To make a booking, simply pay with credit card using the secure platform and a confirmation will be sent via both SMS and email. Need a few hours to prepare in between client meetings? Book a hot desk near your next appointment so that you can print documents, sip on provided coffee, and get ready in a comfortable space.

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