Still not convinced why you should pay to rent a desk to get work done when you can just go to the public library and access Wi-fi for free or to your favourite coffee shop in your neighborhood?
Well, you are never guaranteed that you’ll get good seats in a coffee shop that are right next to a power outlet. Yes, a library would be a great place that is quiet to let you focus on your work, but then that is all you get. Continue reading “Co-work to Connect, Collaborate and be part of a Community”
Co-working has come a long way since, well, depending on your point of view — it’s either 1995 if you are looking at the advent of the co-working movement with independent workers/professionals, more specifically hackers, or 1962 if you are taking the serviced offices angle.
If you are interested in looking at the co-working timeline, deskmag created a 1995-2013 timeline here as an article, and as a visual timeline here (unfortunately the images that used to be there are missing now, but it’s still useful). You will find the 1962-2017 flexible workspace timeline created by allwork here.
Continue reading “Co-Working: The (Near) Future of Work?”
As mobile technology becomes more advanced and Internet access increasingly ubiquitous, working remotely has become a more viable and oftentimes more practical option for a majority of the always-connected workforce. Additionally, it seems the freelance economy is on the rise, with a growing number of people preferring freelance work where they have the opportunity to earn more compared to traditional jobs. Hence, there are more professionals working from home or coffee shops than ever.
And why shouldn’t they? Continue reading “No Freelancer Is An Island”
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.
Continue reading “Must-Haves for an Engaging Work Space (Part 2 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.
Continue reading “Must-Haves for an Engaging Work Space (Part 1 of 2)”
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.
Continue reading “Bust these Myths About Co-working Spaces and Start Being Productive”
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?
Continue reading “Why Co-Working is Now Everyone’s Cup of Tea (or Coffee)”
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?
Continue reading “Finding the Right Workspace for You in Hong Kong”