Coworking Office Space & Workspace On Demand: How They Are Changing The Game For Business Professionals

Having a workspace is crucial to being productive. Whether you’re building handmade furniture or building a corporate empire, you need someplace where you can get to work. It’s almost like a second home. That’s likely part of the reason why, when you don’t have a workspace, you feel a little homeless.

In the past, companies large and small have shelled out thousands to lease office spaces, and even more to buy or build their own. It was an unavoidable part of the package deal: if you wanted to work, you needed a place to do it, and you needed space for all the people who would work with you. Those who couldn’t afford the floor space had to work out of their own homes and looked a lot less legitimate to their clients back then because of it.

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The Many Upsides of Using Coworking Spaces Today

In today’s ever-exploding Serviced Workspace sandbox, coworking is the Cat’s Meow. There are so many advantages to considering this workspace and work-way alternative that is ideally suited for many, but not all, in today’s emerging workforce. Is it right for you?

We live in a highly mobile, work-anytime/anywhere universe, where advancing technologies place power and portability in our hands via handheld and laptop devices. This, coupled with accessible, satisfactory bandwidth sources are meeting the demands of today’s burgeoning nomadic work tribes on-the-run that value reliability, austerity and instant plug-and-go ability.

No longer is a permanent, enclosed (sometime status-indicating or hierarchal perk) private office per employee, or even a designated desk-space, a ‘must’ for employees of companies, or for solopreneurs seeking the legitimacy of a dedicated workspace. The business universe understands that today, companies and people need agility more than they need a full-time, top-dollar, static office that may only be used on a part-time basis, hence they are more accepting, than in previous generations, to view ‘in-and-out’ coworking and Virtual Office users as savvy, lean-working practitioners in a world that now generally values workers and freelancers being fleet-of-foot more than being hunkered down in a stable and static 9-to-5 office and existence.

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Using Pay-Per-Use Meeting Rooms To Work ‘Lean’ And Save Lots Of Money

Making money and profits … saving money …. and working lean – 3 of the key, guiding objectives of today’s businesses; from Fortune 50, multi-national conglomerates, to the solopreneur dreamer. It’s also the driving force behind why Virtual Officing and Remote Working are such a popular, booming work-way alternative these days.

You simply may not need to have a CCO (Centrally Commuted Office) or Headquarters space anymore, as an absolute ‘must’ to legitimize a business and impress clients, and/or to keep an eye on the workers the way a commanding officer traditionally keeps an eye on his troops (traditionally from 9:00 to 5:00 at most companies) to make sure they’re toeing the line, following rules and procedures, and producing results. In fact, CCO-ing and hierarchal vigilance are fast becoming a fading artifact leftover from the standard, disciplined, militaristic model of running a business and supervising employees that businesses routinely mirrored for centuries.

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How a Virtual Office Can Result In Substantial Savings?

In business, saving money is as good, and sometimes more critical, than making money. That’s always been a prime business axiom, but perhaps never more so than today, when more than ever before, solopreneurs and dreamers are launching their start-ups, thanks to the proliferation of affordable workplace and work-way alternatives out there – with the delicate yet critical mandate of trying to stay the course, while not allowing mounting expenses to outpace income and get the best of them.

Most businesses require a run-up to mature to the point where they are profitable. Most savvy business owners realize that opening up a business is a risk — one that drains financial resources through (sometimes substantial and personal) necessary investment and start-up costs. Very, very few businesses hit the ground running and start fattening up bank accounts from the get-go.

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Work/Life Balance: The Latest, New Trickle-Down Business Practice That’s Anything But “New”

Well, we all know about ‘trickle-down economics’ – the theory that if the system favors the wealthy and higher-ups, that those lower down the ladder in society and the job ranks would benefit from a cascading or ‘trickling down’ effect. As the well-heeled loosen their purse strings thanks to their financial wherewithal to spend and reload, comfortable knowing that their piggy banks would keep refilling at a relatively consistent pace, the process restarts yet again. Unless you’re at the top of that totem pole, you’re probably not a big fan or defender of the wisdom and results of that business and economics model – especially if you’re a Walmart cashier or stockperson, or are a comparable station-mate in life.

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What Open Plan COworking Can Do For Your Business

The world is turning to Open Plan COworking … both at the business strategy level, and at the employee-preferred work-way level. COworking is super-popularizing and mainstreaming more and more each day as a work-way because of the many benefits it offers to a business, namely: employers and their staffs relish the elevated spirit and energy — plus the increased teamwork, innovation, motivation and loyalty that a well-planned and implemented COworking work-way yields, through its design and strategy that enables planned, as well as instant and serendipitous, collaboration.

Employers at corporations, plus solo-preneurs, free-lancers and start-ups at CWS, all enjoy the lesser requirement of space, and thus the substantial bottom-line savings, that Open Plan COworking represents. The demand for COworking workplaces and work-ways is skyrocketing, primarily driven by the changing corporate mandate to work even more economically than ever. The digitally-native and nomadically-agile Gen Y workforce, whose world-view and values subtly differ from that of previous generations, thanks to IT-mobility and a greater sense of corporate, social, and environmental responsibility coupled with greater health & wellness-centric lifestyles, have especially taken an interest in the agile, plug-and-go qualities of Open Plan COworking.

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9 Top Mobile Apps for Productivity-Minded Entrepreneurs

Whether you are a hard core Apple fan, a loyal Android junkie or a Microsoft Windows Phone user, there is a world of mobile apps on the market that promise to help you work smarter. Davinci Virtual has compiled a list of eight of these apps for road warriors, time management-minded professionals and mobile entrepreneurs who refuse to sacrifice productivity no matter where you are.

  1. OfficeTime

Ideal for anyone who bills by the hour or project, OfficeTime makes recording and tracking time and expenses simple with a clean, user-friendly interface. The iPhone and iPad versions focus on ease-of-use, recognizing that if time tracking is simple to do, users will be more likely to take the time to do it. OfficeTime takes great care to minimize how many finger taps it takes to do something. If you are a time management or need to track billable hours, this is a great app for you.

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Food For Thought: Catering Usually Makes For Better Meetings

Where there’s enough of a reason or mandate to have a physical meeting, even the weekly routine meetings, there’s also a compelling reason to consider catering. – If not catering, it’s not a bad idea to at least bring in some beverages or food to munch on. Here’s why: people simply produce better results at work, and especially at meetings, when they feel appreciated; and nothing says management cares more about its staff than the extra detailing of providing something to eat and drink at a meeting session.

Problem-solving, brainstorming, creativeness, initiative and team spirit are the some of the preferred outcomes and purposes of a meeting. The provision of food and beverage is a wonderful way for a company or manager to subliminally communicate: ‘we are thinking of you,’ ‘we care about you being happy and comfortable during the meeting’, and ‘we know you have a busy schedule and workload, so here’s something to keep you running at peak performance while we meet’.

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