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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 [...]

What Differentiates Pacific Workplaces (PAC) from WeWork and other Coworking Operators?

Written by Laurent Dhollande, CEO 1)  PAC is profitable and has been for over 16 years Not many operators can say that they successfully weathered two recessions, while staying cash flow positive. PAC can. This is in part because many operators were founded after the last Great Recession. What will happen when the economy [...]

Should Office Building Owners & Asset Managers Increase or Decrease their Exposure to Coworking? And other questions raised after the 2019 WeWork IPO debacle.

Written by Laurent Dhollande, CEO Photo credit: Handout WeWork’s bad press since their IPO fiasco is raising new questions for commercial office asset owners & managers:  Is the WeWork story symptomatic of the Coworking industry? Should I take a pause before pursuing a coworking operator to move into my building? Is coworking [...]

The Suburban Office Park, an Aging Relic, Seeks a Comeback

Article below as seen on the New York Times Author:  Amanda Abrams When Research Triangle Park in North Carolina opened in 1959, its bucolic setting was considered a major selling point. With office buildings hidden behind grassy meadows and swaths of pine forest, the quiet development was viewed as a perfect spot for the [...]

2020-01-03T15:24:49-08:002020|Coworking, Office Space|

Making a Day at the Office Like a Walk in the Park

Featured article below as seen on the New York Times Author:  Jane Margolies For years, office architects and designers have been bringing nature into the workplace, incorporating materials like wood and stone and strategically deploying plants and botanical artwork. Now, companies are inviting employees to step outside for a taste of the real thing. [...]

2019-12-18T18:13:41-08:002019|Coworking, Office Space|

How Remote Workers Make Work Friends

Provided by Harvard Business Review Authors:  Beth Schinoff, Blake E. Ashforth and Kevin Corley Research has shown that when employees have friends at work they are better performers, more engaged, and happier with their jobs. However, thanks in large part to technology, how we relate to our coworkers is changing in two important ways. First, we [...]