We've all been there - caught in a chilly, windowless training room with other participants, tuning in to some moderator ramble on about who knows what. As you've presumably accumulated from that poor soul, it's not always easy to lead trainings, meetings, or conferences. Truth be told, it tends to be a difficult task to keep the crowd engaged (and alert) while covering all the vital information.
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"
GONG XI FA CAI! Every year, the world tosses a monstrous slam to respect the beginning of another customary Chinese logbook year. Bid a fond farewell to your canine year, the hotly anticipated year of the pig at long last is here. Ring in the time of the pig from a positive point of view and fortify your bond with collaborators, associates, companions, just as a family by having a healthy feast together. Chinese New Year is the ideal time for our souls and stomachs to be filled.
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 workstation. Presently, 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.
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!
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.
GreenHub, Kota Kasablaka
Flexible space in Jakarta has experienced 16% growth in the last 12 months. As it stands, Jakarta is one of the leading cities in the Southeast Asian region for coworking spaces and serviced offices with a total of 146 centres. With so many options available, the common questions we get from people are "What is the best coworking space?" or "Which coworking space do you recommend?" Our short answer is "it depends." In truth, the perfect coworking space doesn't exist, the perfect one is probably the one that ticks all the boxes you need. One of the most, if not the most important factor that we notice when people look for an office space in Jakarta is location, so let's talk about that shall we?
Planning for your company Christmas party in August may initially seem a bit preemptive, but if you think about it, now is the best time to start. Hundreds of people are booking event venues, restaurants, rooftops, bars, etc., for essentially the same date - so if you don't start now, it's more than likely that your top choices will already be snapped up by someone who beat you to the punch.
We don't get to witness the changing of seasons here in Southeast Asia but hey, maybe that's a good thing as winter is approaching, no winter blues that's for sure. All the more reasons to get up and be productive! November in Southeast Asia is filled with a number of great events, here's our pick of the best events that are taking place across the region this month.
Kedasi, Tanjung Duren
Thanks to the the coworking boom in Indonesia, especially in Jakarta, you can find coworking spaces and serviced offices at pretty much every corner of Jakarta, well maybe not every corner but in areas like SCBD, Sudirman, Thamrin and Kuningan, you're spoiled for choice. The major CBD areas in Jakarta are saturated with top flexible workspace brands such as WeWork, COCOWORK, and IWG (Regus). Fierce competition drives many other operators to establish a presence elsewhere, and in all fairness, it does make good business sense. Not every company is looking to secure a luxurious office space on the 47th floor, overlooking the Jakarta skyline... let's not kid ourselves, anyone would jump at the chance if the budget forbids!