Procrastination is a near-universal phenomenon. Who doesn't find their minds wandering, scrolling through their phone, or even working longer on one task to avoid starting another?
Earlier this year Fast Company spoke about community and coworking spaces: Here are a bunch of cowork startups saying the same things about how different they are. The basis of their argument is that to differentiate themselves, coworking spaces emphasize their community. In other words, what sets them a part from the rest is what also makes them the same. But despite the negative connotations, isn't community the beauty of coworking spaces?
Coworking is growing in popularity throughout the world, a trend that is expected to continue in the coming years. In fact, the number of coworking members in the US is expected to top one million by the year 2022. Much of this growth has to do with the needs of the businesses and professionals that use coworking spaces, but it’s also important to consider the ability of space providers to offer a quality coworking experience.
Core Collective, Singapore
The link between employee wellness and productivity may not come as a surprise to most of us. After all this is a topic that has been extensively discussed (with scientific evidence) in the last decade. Significant aspects of employee wellness is achieved through regular exercise and a healthy diet. Aside from the obvious physical gains, there are also a whole range of cognitive benefits that can be gained by simply integrating exercise into your daily routines.
Indonesia has taken notable measures to improve the business climate by deregulating its economy and allocating resources into building infrastructure like the MRT and LRT. This have encouraged both local and foreign investment in the country. Rodrigo A. Chaves, World Bank Country Director for Indonesia credited sound macroeconomic policies to investment growth reaching a five-year high. Around 20 reform efforts had been carried out since 2014 to include openness and competition, some notable improvements are: reduction in cost to starting a business, improved access to credit, ease of trading across borders, and better tax system.
Laughing Juice, Singapore
Planning an event can be an exciting time, but it can also be overwhelming. In fact, event coordinator made it to the list of most stressful jobs in 2017. Making sure no small detail slips through the cracks or only makes itself known on the day of the event can seem almost impossible. So how do you avoid those Homer Simpson "DOH" moments, or at least minimize them as much as possible (because let's face it, nothing ever goes 100% according to plan 100% of the time)? The magic word: organization.
Dojo Bali, Canggu
Remote working, or telecommuting, has become all the rage in recent years - with an increasing number of companies and employees embracing remote working culture. A 2017 Survey indicates that 52 percent of employees in US work remotely at least once per week. In another Survey conducted by Upwork, it's predicted that 38 percent of permanent, full-time employees will adopt remote working in the next 10 years.
In 2008 the elusive Satoshi Nakomoto created Bitcoin, a "peer-to-peer electronic cash system" by using blockchain technology. Fast forward 10 years and you'd be hard-pressed to find someone who hasn't at least heard of something blockchain-related, the most popular clearly being cryptocurrencies. There's even a J-pop girl group that is capitalizing on this new hype, with each member representing a different cryptocurrency - in fact they take payments for their tickets and merchandise solely through cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum.
To be truly successful in anything, you need to be fully committed to it. You wouldn't expect to win all of your football matches if you never actually showed up to any training sessions. The same goes for your marketing. You can't expect to see a positive result if you inconsistently produce blog content or rarely post on your various social media platforms.
We all know the annoyance, especially those of us living in cities like Manila, when rush hour hits and all of a sudden, a simple half hour trip turns into enough time to watch Gladiator. Or even having to wake up way before you're scheduled to come in to work because your office is on the other side of the city. What's more, once you get into your office, you're hit with a stream of unreliable wifi issues, a lack of quality coffee (and perhaps some office loneliness?). Thankfully, remote working has become more and more of a viable option - thanks to technology as well as the increasing number of coworking spaces - giving people the flexibility to work from wherever they want.