It's been said time and time again, but it remains true: flexible workspaces are changing the nature of work. We see this not only globally, but regionally as well and within our own cities with the number of coworking spaces and serviced office providers continuing to grow, attracting interest from all industries, and Manila is no exception.
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.
Coworking spaces have, without a doubt, flourished in popularity recently. Deskmag has written about it, Forbes has written about it, and many many more have talked about the growth in the number of flexible, short-term workspaces. But why are they gaining such esteem? To break it down: they're human-centric. As opposed to traditional offices, coworking spaces focus more on hospitality than they do on simply providing real estate. In other words, rather than just offering a desk to come work, these spaces create a community in which digital nomads, entrepreneurs, freelancers, and even MNC's can achieve their business goals.
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.
The beauty of coworking spaces is the community they build and the collaboration that they nurture - helping startups find the right networks to get them where they want to go. Other than facilitating relationship building on a daily basis, events are a fantastic way for coworking spaces to help their members. Whether by hosting talks or simple movie nights, events help bring coworking members together outside of working hours.
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!
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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.