Digital technologies have been rapidly embraced all over the world. In effect, it has changed the way in delivering business, work, and services. It not only enhances development, it can create revenues through innovation, diminishing exchange costs, boosting effectiveness and productivity, and making services less expensive.
WeWork, Equitorial Plaza
Thanks to technology, the world we live and work in today has changed dramatically, and the shape of the workforce is changing with it. Technology is enabling an increasingly mobile workforce. It’s not just employees who are mobile, the makeup of workers is also changing - dubbed the "gig economy."
Coworking is the fastest growing trend in the business world. Like any sort of work, it requires attention and complete focus of the individual which cannot be guaranteed when working from home. This is why we are seeing freelancers, small businesses, entrepreneurs, and other startups across Southeast Asia increasingly moving towards coworking environments.
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.
PAPER defining work and TOAST representing food, that was the original concept of coworking when the first ever coworking space operator PAPER + TOAST landed in Malaysia in 2010. "The concept of coworking was still relatively new globally and an unaccustomed concept in Malaysia," said Wan Imran, Director of PAPER + TOAST, "it consists of a work space and a cafe, a concept that locals can relate - working at a cafe."
Continuing with our series of providing you guys with a guide to the events happening in Southeast Asia's coworking spaces, we've compiled our shortlist for August!
So, let's get right into it. Here are some of the top events happening in coworking spaces across the region this month.
As flexible workspaces continue to grow in Malaysia (2015-2017 saw a 28% growth in the market), we are seeing an increasing number of coworking spaces in Kuala Lumpur opening their doors (or even expanding) and offering members unique services. On top of the normal offerings that we have come to expect of coworking spaces - such as high-speed WiFi, free coffee, and free water - operators around Kuala Lumpur are finding new ways to differentiate themselves from each other.
JustCo Raffles Quay, Singapore
Looking for things to do during the summer? Go to a music festival, maybe pick up a new hobby like watercolour painting or gardening, perhaps learn something new to add to your arsenal of skills. Find out below how you can get started as we list down some of the best events, workshops, and seminars happening in Southeast Asia's coworking spaces this month - we'll also tell you how you can RSVP!
So let's get straight into it!
It's that time of the year when everyone is talking about fun outdoor events, parties, and entertainment - summer! It's less than a month away and for those of us living in Southeast Asia, we are lucky since it's always summer! Nevertheless this time of year gives us the perfect excuse to host an outdoor party (or even better since this period is typically the driest with the lowest average rainfall). Often times, you won't get the best views of the city from sitting indoors, so perhaps a nice rooftop space would be a pleasant change of scenery for your classy corporate gatherings, networking events, or even casual drinks with friends.