Michael Wu Gunawan

Michael is the Marketing Manager for FlySpaces in Indonesia. Having lived in several countries including Singapore and United Kingdom has given him an open mind, a rich exposure of different cultures, consumers and businesses globally. He aspire to promote innovative technologies in Southeast Asia.
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4 Things Startups Can Teach Big Corporate Companies

Feb 15, 2019 8:48:12 PM / by Michael Wu Gunawan posted in startups, corporate, tips, guide, business, industry insights

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It wasn't until the 90's that the startup world began to take shape. Back in the days, working for a startup was not a popular choice at all, most people would opt to work for a big corporation because of the impressive reputation that precedes the brand, job stability, better mentorship, and higher salary among others, which are not typically found in a startup. Arguably, that is still the pattern to this day, however, it's much less prevalent.

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5 Ways to Boost Your Career After Chinese New Year

Feb 8, 2019 6:02:46 PM / by Michael Wu Gunawan posted in Chinese New Year, tips, productivity, industry insights

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As we wrap up the Chinese New Year celebrations and return to the daily grind feeling inspired, people often use this moment to reassess their career and personal goals as they plan for a successful year ahead. Perhaps, January wasn't as productive as planned as some people are still recovering from the Christmas and New Year hangover. Don't worry, according to the Chinese solar calendar, that was last year. So let the bygones be bygones! It's time to step on the gas and get to where you want to be. We shortlisted 5 ways you should be doing to give your career a head start.

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7 Cool Coworking Spaces in Jakarta with 24/7 Access

Feb 1, 2019 4:43:31 PM / by Michael Wu Gunawan posted in Jakarta, office space, city guide, Coworking Space, flexible workspaces

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The proliferation of coworking spaces in Jakarta has inspired countless of charming designs and features in an office space. These days it's getting harder to differentiate the workplace and home, considering all the things that you normally find in your living room can also be found in the common area of your coworking space, for instance, pool table, ping-pong table, and your favorite console, it's no surprise that some people linger in the office longer than you'd expect. Echoing my narrative above, is a friend of mine that recently updated her status on Facebook - "The problem with your office being too comfy, is that you find yourself firmly entrenched in it at 8 p.m. which becomes 10 p.m. which then becomes 12 a.m. and you realize several colleagues are also still here"

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Startup Indonesia: An Ecosystem for Unicorns

Jan 25, 2019 5:25:27 PM / by Michael Wu Gunawan posted in Startup, Mobile Apps, Unicorn, Indonesia, ecommerce, ecosystem, industry news

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Before I left Indonesia to pursue my tertiary education in the United Kingdom back in 2014, I recall there was little buzz around ICT and the infrastructure supporting it was notably poor, startups and mobile apps weren't really a thing either and there wasn't any ride-hailing or e-commerce solutions available (commercially at least). During my time abroad, I relish at the seamless integration of technology into my daily life. The likes of Uber, Ocado, Deliveroo, and Amazon have drastically changed my lifestyle. Everything was so convenient, I would never be able to enjoy this in Indonesia, certainly, so I thought.

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7 Workplace Habits for a Productive Year Ahead

Jan 18, 2019 3:55:11 PM / by Michael Wu Gunawan posted in productivity, workplace, habits, guide, tips, 2019, industry insights

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Kicking this article off with a famous quote by F. M. Alexander "people do not decide their futures, they decide their habits and their habits decide their future" It's true, we are all creatures of habit. Improved performance and productivity at work don't just happen overnight, it's simply a byproduct of good habits in the workplace. Having said that, building a habit is easier said than done, while there's no concrete time frame on how long it takes to form a habit, it's believed to be around 66 days and consistency is key. So if you haven't worked on creating good work habits it's never too late!

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8 Ideas to Celebrate Chinese New Year In the Office

Jan 11, 2019 4:39:05 PM / by Michael Wu Gunawan posted in Chinese New Year, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Hong Kong, holidays, workplace, news and events

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1 out of 5 people in the world are Chinese and if there's a holiday that holds more significance than Christmas or the New Year for the Chinese is - Chinese New Year or the Lunar New Year (surprise, surprise) that is happening on the 5th of February this year. Aside from China, the festive occasion is also widely celebrated in Chinese-majority countries like Hong Kong and Singapore and they take Chinese New Year celebration to a whole new level. Immerse yourself in the streets of Chinatown lined-up with bright red lanterns or to the sound of the vigorous drumming of the lion dance that you're guaranteed not to miss. It will also no doubt extend beyond the public space into your workplace as well so let's embrace it! Here are some things you can expect as well as some fun ideas to implement in the office.

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2018 Roundup: Best New Coworking Spaces in Jakarta

Jan 4, 2019 4:28:00 PM / by Michael Wu Gunawan posted in Jakarta, Coworking Space, office space, Indonesia, flexible workspaces

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It's has been a bullish year for coworking, serviced office, and flexible space alike in Indonesia. Closely trailing behind India, Australia, and the Chinese market, Indonesia presents one of the fastest growing and cheapest markets for flexible workspace in Asia averaging 16% growth (in 2018) and $285 per workstationPresently, there are about 150 flexible space centres across the country, out of which, 75% are located in Jakarta. This growth is congruent with the rapid growth of tech startups in Indonesia as they continue to be one of the biggest occupiers of flexible spaces.

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2018 Roundup: Best New Coworking Spaces in Singapore

Dec 21, 2018 5:28:48 PM / by Michael Wu Gunawan posted in Growth of coworking, Singapore, news and events, flexible workspaces, Coworking Space

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The growth of flexible workspaces in Singapore does not seem like it's slowing down anytime soon. In fact, it's quite the opposite - survey shows that Singapore is one of the fastest growing country for flexible workspace in Asia Pacific (APAC) in 2018 - experiencing a 19% growth in the number of centres, indicating another great year for entrepreneurs and businesses looking to occupy a coworking space in Singapore. As the market gets increasingly saturated, great spaces can sometimes be overlooked, we want to make sure that doesn't happen. 

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Fostering Workplace Productivity in Jakarta

Dec 14, 2018 5:25:11 PM / by Michael Wu Gunawan posted in productivity, tips, Jakarta, workplace, industry insights

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Much of productivity in the workplace can be attributed to the working culture embedded in each country, a one-size-fits-all solution to increase employee productivity simply isn't effective. In order for a company to increase it's competitiveness, it's important that employee productivity is measured correctly. There are many different ways on how to measure productivity out there such as dollar per hour or units per output/units of input. However, many of these metrics have limited applicability in the service sector. 

This article will outline common workplace cultures and behaviours in Indonesia along with handy quick fixes that you can implement to your local team immediately!

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7 Affordable Event Spaces to Host a Private Movie Screening in Jakarta

Dec 7, 2018 4:50:24 PM / by Michael Wu Gunawan posted in Event Space, Movie Screening, Jakarta, affordable venues, flexible workspaces

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Time to say goodbye to overpriced, sub-par snacks and popcorn in congested cinemas on the weekends, you deserve better! Enjoy an exclusive and intimate movie experience from a curated list of awesome private event venues in Jakarta. Invite your friends and screen the latest blockbuster movie or a timeless classic or both! Best yet? You can bring any food & beverages you so desire and not worry about getting pinged. 

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