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How to Design CoWorking Spaces that Inspire Workers

Coworking spaces are in demand like never before.  It is a competitive market and contrary to the early adopters of co-working, those choosing to work out of co-working spaces today aren’t looking merely to rent affordable office space or to break away from the rigid ways of the traditional office. Users are flocking to these spaces seeking autonomy in their work, flexibility and customisation in their work environment, a vibrant community of co-workers and opportunities for exchange and collaboration. Whether they hire meeting rooms in Bangalore or desk space in Gurgaon, users are asking a hassle-free experience that does not disrupt their work flow. They are looking towards co-working to help them step up their careers, support their growth aspirations, set them free to experiment with new ideas and establish new businesses.

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5 Ways of Making Your CoWorking Space Stand Out

1) Stand for something. Make it known.

A remarkable idea is one that draws from strong belief, establishes rationale and translates to action. If your mission is vague and inarticulate, it will be forgettable.

Ask yourself why you are in the business of coworking spaces. Do you want to make the office a happy place that people are happy to return to? Do you believe coworking plays a role in leveling the playing field for all sexes? Are you targeting a space that takes away the stresses of urban life and sets people free to achieve their potential? So that the modern professional doesn’t lose touch with the rhythms of nature, do you envision a space where the outdoors intermingle with the indoors?

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What Entrepreneurs Need to Learn About Team Work

If you have been consumed by a business problem, if you have cared deeply for a solution, believed in an idea, taken a risk and struck out on your own to build a company from the ground up, you have done well!

It is likely that in coming this far, you have had yourself to rely on. You have had to rely on your skills, your convictions and often, your own money.  You are an independent thinker, a proactive doer. You spend little time in discussion and consensus building. You lose no time in making decisions. With a small team or none at all, you are the company and the company is you. Your work ethic is the ‘culture’ of your company. You value your autonomy, your self-reliance.

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What type of meeting rooms will suit your company?

Imagine a meeting room with high-backed leather chairs around a large conference table of polished teak, concealed lights beaming down from the overhead panels, dark blinds over the windows, a refreshments counter with delicate, floral chinaware and a piece of classic artwork on one wall.

Now imagine a room with cotton curtains, windows with wooden shutters that open outwards, coloured lampshades suspended from the ceiling, a potted plant of mogara at the entrance, many small tables and chairs that can be moved around the room and posters with quirky quotes on the walls.

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So you hate your job? Your 8 Step Guide to Getting Back On Track

So you hate your job.  You have to push yourself to get to work everyday. Hour after hour, you wait for the day to end, for any opportunity to stop working. You miss your deadlines. You feel cut off from your colleagues. You don’t know if you can talk to your boss. There seems to be no one to turn to for help. You feel like you are wasting your time. Your confidence is dwindling. Sometimes, you feel cheated by your organisation, your team, your manager. At other times, you feel like you are cheating all of them by drawing a pay cheque for no real work done. You feel uncredited for your contribution, thwarted in your ability to shine. The unhappiness from work spills over into your personal life. You can neither focus on work nor play. Every now and again, you find yourself browsing job postings on employment forums or adventure getaways and yoga retreats. Anything to get you out of the rut. But where do you begin?

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5 Ways of Making Your CoWorking Space Stand Out

1) Stand for something. Make it known.

A remarkable idea is one that draws from strong belief, establishes rationale and translates to action. If your mission is vague and inarticulate, it will be forgettable.

Ask yourself why you are in the business of coworking spaces. Do you want to make the office a happy place that people are happy to return to? Do you believe coworking plays a role in leveling the playing field for all sexes? Are you targeting a space that takes away the stresses of urban life and sets people free to achieve their potential? So that the modern professional doesn’t lose touch with the rhythms of nature, do you envision a space where the outdoors intermingle with the indoors?

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We Have an Author Amongst Us!

“A day comes when the story inside you wants to breathe on its own, that’s when you start writing!”

InstaOffice has no dearth of creative minds at its co-working spaces. Entrepreneurs, web developers, investment advisors, wedding planners, recruitment specialists, real estate consultants – you name it, and we have it. InstaOffice is happy to announce that one of its members, Shobhika Puri, has recently published a book.

Shobhika’s book is titled, “My Papa’s Untimely Death.” It is about her journey after her father’s death. It is a memoir and a self-help book that aims to help one deal with the loss of a loved one. It also aims to help one deal with others who may be going through such a trauma. Shobhika says, “I would recommend the book to all daughters and sons across the world who love their parents.”

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Does your startup need a co working space? 0

Does your startup need a co working space?

These why 5 questions will help you decide if your startup needs an office or not: 1.What kind of impression do you need to make on your clients? If your client base mostly consist of conservative business owners, then yes, an office space is essential. But if your client base is mostly consisting of younger digital nomads who are well aware of the norm of work from home, then it’s alright.

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Co working culture in India – Ever Changing? 0

Co working culture in India – Ever Changing?

The office space culture in India has drastically changed over time with due to the western typology that was introduced into the country in the 1990s. The evolution has been driven primarily by business and real estate shifts. The growing realization that a maturing and global Indian workforce needs a workplace that speaks for it’s ethos and morals has lead to the offices of today being more casual and flexible. The humble office culture and design has evolved hugely over the past few decades. Along with the modern office design, the culture has greatly shifted to a casual and friendly work environment.

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What to Look for Before You Take The Jump – Coworking Secrets

The whole idea of coworking space is to bring together the creative people together and let various innovative ideas collide. But choosing the space where you can work while sharing it with multiple people, from diverse backgrounds with varying careers? Yes, it can seem a little dicey sometimes. From my experience of answering numerous client queries regarding the space, which will eventually result in their choice of workspace, let me give an insight into what people actually look for while searching for a coworking space.

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10 Ways To Leave A Lasting Impression On Your First Day At Office 0

10 Ways To Leave A Lasting Impression On Your First Day At Office

The first day at work is always special. It is exciting and nerve wrecking both at the same time. But no matter how your mood is, it is really important to leave a long lasting impression at your first day. After all, First impression is the last impression“, especially in a corporate world. Studies suggest that we size up a new person in between 30 seconds to 2 minutes. Remember, from what you say to what you do people are paying attention.

So here are top ten tips that’ll help you leave a mark on your first day at work !
  • Everyone likes a person who lights up the room with his/her presence and is cordial and pleasant. Having a POSITIVE ATTITUDE is the foremost way of leaving a long lasting mark on anyone who comes across you during the very first day at your new workplace. Sport a radiant smile, attitude and personality. Be your real self. 
  • Be very certain to look put together and don’t forget to choose your outfit based on the workplace and its environment. To make sure that you DRESS TO IMPRESS, simply ask your HR about the dress code of your company. Do not over-dress or under-dress and secure that you are well-groomed and your clothes are neat and unwrinkled. The best way to know what the appropriate work attire at your new office is by taking notes of what people are wearing during your interview ! 
New employees are often judged by how they respect others’ as well as their own time. If you plan on being your boss’ new favorite, then =&2=&