In late March 2020, 16 million U.S. workers began working from home, and the number has increased months later.
A coworking space is more than just an office, but a community to help foster and nurture growth.
Mental health is the foundation of productivity.
Among the most important factors to consider when choosing a coworking space are:
- Access to the space
- How the space is staffed
- Availability of the space you need
- Look and feel of the space
- Amenities offered
- Flexibility of the membership agreement.
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.
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:
How you rise determines how you shine (or slog) through the day. The morning rituals we incorporate set the stage for how the rest of the day will unfold - in the words of Ben Franklin, “Early to bed and early to rise makes man healthy, wealthy and wise.” In fact, many of our most successful entrepreneurs view their mornings as the most important part of their days. In this post, we’ll share a few simple changes you can make to your morning ritual that have been scientifically shown to improve energy levels, boost health, and encourage mental relaxation.
To better understand what companies were doing to improve remote workplace culture, we decided to take a glance at companies within our coworking network, as well as some examples of thought leaders in the industry. Our findings were split between two separate pillars of improving remote workplace culture, which fell into helping with either productivity or workplace morale. Here are a few key strategies that stood out:
Where do you like to work? Do you thrive in a creative, relaxed, high-end and concentration-enhancing professional community within a tech hub with tons of amenities? Do you do your best work in a place that fulfills your personal needs so you aren’t sidelined by a time-consuming trip to seek out a brief mid-day meal — unless that’s what you need? Do you crave comfortable, friendly, and collaborative relationships with others working around you that motivate you to reach higher goals?