The Return of The Private Office: Un-normal or New Normal?

Written by Tracy Wilson, Managing Partner of Pacific Workplaces Forget what you heard about the value of high-density officing (the comradery, the creativity, the shared experiences), at least for a while, and relish the previously un-normal (ode to over-use of ‘new normal’) virtues of a private office to yourself … blissful solitude and plenty [...]

A Message to Our Members from our CEO

Dear PAC & NextSpace Members, I hope you and your family are safe. We’ve all had more than our share of hardship during this COVID-19 crisis, but there are good reasons to be hopeful. Our joint future is what I would like to address today. Some of the dreams we had, entrepreneurial, social, or [...]

11 Virtual Entertainment Ideas to Make Social Distancing Bearable

Anyone else a little bit stir crazy?  Are you missing your coworking community? Lucky for us, we live in a time where we have instant access to cultural, historical, educational, fitness, and entertainment platforms and resources from around the world—from the comfort of our homes. Not a fan of virtual workouts? No problem, you [...]

How to Stay Productive While Working from Home: A Millennial’s Guide

written by Toni Akudinobi, Community Manager at Pacific Workplaces Millennials. The generation of 15 second trends and shortened words. My generation. Hi friends. Leading up to now, it has been on trend for millennials to work from home on occasion, although now with the COVID-19 outbreak, IG stories are showing that some of us [...]

Pacific Workplaces Complies with Strengthened COVID-19 Shelter In Place Orders

With three weeks into the Shelter In Place (SIP) order and lifestyle, in response to COVID-19, several new policies and guidelines for our members and team have been implemented at Pacific Workplaces. On March 31, 2020 the Bay Area counties created enhanced social distancing requirements, which you can read about in this article. This [...]

Coworking Stories: A Moment of Gratitude

Written by Madison Collins, Pacific Workplaces Oakland Community Coordinator Our Coworking Stories Blog Series is in celebration of the amazing people behind our workplace communities.  The stories shared are by community managers and team members at Pacific Workplaces. “Have a nice day!” A phrase we say just about every day whether it be to [...]

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Tired of Commuting To Work? Try Suburban Coworking

This post was originally published on January 10, 2018 and updated on February 12, 2020.  Commuters spend an average of 54 hours a year stuck in traffic.  What a waste! What if, rather than spending hours in the car driving long distances between the suburbs and an urban workspace, you could walk, ride a [...]

How to Encourage Engagement in Remote Teams

It’s no secret that remote working has become a popular style of work for many members of today’s workforce. Many people enjoy the benefits of remote work, like spending more time at home, creating their own work hours, and selecting their own “office” environment, to be a major draw to certain job opportunities. In [...]

Why a “Quiet Table” is a Good Idea in a Coworking Space

Written by Julia Hoyt, Community Coordinator at NextSpace Coworking Berkeley This post is dedicated to the coworkers and coworking space operators out there who self-identify as: Extroverts seeking a productivity space that holds them accountable Ambiverts Introverts challenging themselves to spend more time with others Thriving persons with ADHD Anybody who wants the best [...]

3 Tips for Refreshing Your Coworking Space

Written by Julia Hoyt, Community Coordinator at NextSpace Coworking Berkeley If you’re a coworking space operator, you’ve probably read many blogs, books, and magazines about how interior design impacts your community.  As time goes by, you may start to notice that the eclectic design choices made in 2010 just doesn’t match the needs of [...]