US workers spend an average of 1780 hours on the job annually, according to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. Thankfully, commercial real estate designers are answering the call for flexible work environments that bring the outdoors to the workers.
According to a new study by the Kaiser Family Foundation, “Rates of anxiety and depression have tripled during the COVID-19 pandemic.” Maurizio Fava, M.D., Psychiatrist-in-Chief at Mass General, cites numerous reasons for this massive increase in depression, including unprecedented social isolation and loss of community. Dr. Fava said, “Social isolation, in particular, has made the COVID-19 pandemic challenging. People are not able to leave home for support.”
For most people who work a 9-5, the office is where you spend almost half of your waking hours. If you’re at a startup, trying to get a company off the ground, that figure could be even higher.
As interior designers, we love helping brands design the office space of their dreams. When our office space can simultaneously embody our values and provide for our daily needs, it’s a branding win-win.
Whether you’re personalizing a new office or you’re looking for the perfect office to suit your needs, here are a few tips for creating the ideal space to get work done.
The pandemic has forced many employees to work from home. As some return to the office, many people will be given the opportunity to continue to work remotely. Working from home is one option, but a Gather membership may be more advantageous. Here are five reasons working from Gather beats working from home:
For many organizations, working at Gather is a far superior option to signing a lease for commercial space. Here, we'll break down the five most important reasons:
No one likes it when someone tells you that what you’ve been doing “forever” is ineffective, but breaking some of those bad habits can help you boost your productivity and use your time more efficiently.
As a home-based freelancer, it’s vital to be mindful of the ways in which you can optimize your productivity. I’m a writer, so when I receive an assignment, I list items like transcribing the interview, and creating a first, second, third and final draft. As the story begins to form, I focus on additional research, quote gathering, and cutting word count.
Gather is home to professionals in a variety of different fields - that’s the beauty of coworking. From Fortune 500 companies to Start - Ups, Gather is equipped to meet all kinds of business needs. One specific field of professionals that thrives in our spaces is lawyers. The security, confidentiality, convenience and professionalism of Gather make it easy for lawyers to comfortably and confidently practice out of our spaces.
Making the transition to working from home can be a challenge in the best of times. These days, with social distancing efforts making more and more positions remote, it can be hard to adjust to the “new normal” and cope with the fear surrounding COVID-19. As various states begin to prepare to re-open to varying degrees, there’s a lot of uncertainty in the air.