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 [...]

What Happens When Your Career Becomes Your Whole Identity

Provided by Harvard Business Review Author:  Janna Koretz Dan*, a partner at a major Boston law firm, was due at the office, but instead, he was curled on his bathroom floor, unshaven and in his pajamas, crying into a towel. It began slowly, in a meeting with a particularly pushy client, when a thought [...]

5 Productivity Killers: Mental Mistakes That Kill Your Productivity

As Seen on Harvard Business Review Author: Alice Boyes If you’re sometimes frustrated about how little you accomplish during your work day, you’re not alone. Research indicates that only 26% of people often leave the office having accomplished the tasks they set out to do. It’s common to feel as if you’ve been busy but haven’t [...]

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 [...]

Why Consultants Quit Their Jobs to Go Independent

Author:  Dena McCallum, Susan J. Ashford and Brianna Barker Caza From Pacific Workplaces: To our coworking communities filled with talented independent consultants, this article as seen on Harvard Business Review is for you! The talent game for big employers is changing While firms have traditionally competed with each other for talent, they are now [...]

7 Reasons to Use a Virtual Mail Service Instead of a PO Box

This post was originally published on May 7, 2018 and updated on July 9, 2019.  Virtual mail services are not new—business centers have offered them for years. Virtual mail is, however, an increasingly common offering in coworking spaces as demand for more professional amenities grows in the shared workspace industry. Virtual mail use is [...]

Pacific Workplaces Claims – We Make Work Better, but How So?

In 2014, Pacific Workplaces re-branded, and shortly thereafter our members quickly started to affectionately refer to the company as “PAC."  When our new brand launched, we started to rally around one single tagline: We Make Work Better. So, what does that mean? We collected the opinions of a few of our long-time members, and [...]

How to Negotiate the Best Deal for a Virtual Office

Do you even need a full-time office anymore? Maybe not. A growing number of startup founders, independent professionals, remote workers and freelancers work from wherever they can set up a laptop, including coworking spaces and shared workplaces. If you fall into one of these categories, however, you may need occasional access to meeting rooms, conference [...]

Coworking Memberships Deconstructed – Which Workspace Option is Right for You?

So you’re thinking of joining a coworking space. Great! Chances are good that you’ll see an uptick in productivity, income and both your professional and personal connections. But what type of coworking membership is right for you? Do you want the occasional day pass? Will you need 24/7 access to a space? Are you [...]