What’s driving the success of coworking spaces? Greater flexibility Research shows a growing trend in the amount of candidates and employees seeking greater flexibility in the workplace. They want to be able to dictate their own working schedules and processes and that need for autonomy and freedom is reflected in their preferred office space too. Coworking spaces forgo the traditional, often rigid design of conventional offices in favour of a more open, easily accessible and dynamic environment. Burgeoning community Being a lowly founder can be a lonely existence. There’s often nobody to share the weight of the tough decisions or to commiserate with when things go awry. Coworking spaces can alleviate this somewhat. There are a lot of shared spaces to encourage members to get to know one another and create a sense of community. This can be invaluable support for young companies. Gig economy If the future of work means the end of 9-5 days and organisational … [Read more...] about The rise and rise of coworking spaces
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Andrei Cretu and Iulian Circiumaru, co-founders of 7card & V7 Capital, opened in the center of Bucharest, on George Enescu street, a two-storey coworking space of 350 square meters: the V7 Startup Studio. The space is located in a heritage mansion dating back to 1893 alongside the mezzanine in a new building from which the building is connected. The space has a capacity of 50 seats and represents an investment of EUR 100,000 made by the two entrepreneurs in order to support the businesses at the beginning of the road and to turn it into a business incubator in the next year. Members have flexible work desks and access to meeting and conference rooms, the internet, a kitchen (where coffee, water, tea), storage or relaxation areas, a library and a printer are available. In addition, they will also have access to the benefits offered in partnership with the businesses that will have the office in the hub. V7 Startup Studio has been designed by architects as a modular space, both at … [Read more...] about The founders of 7card open a 350 sqm coworking space close to Piata Romana
If the post-summer blues is kicking in and you’re dreading your 9-5 life as the days grow shorter, then there could be another way. While we've all been slaving away at the office, digital nomads have been getting a much sweeter deal in some of the most beautiful places in the world – and it's been dubbed the future of work and travel. It's no secret that millennials are increasingly sacking off traditional career paths in favour of something a little more flexible – and fun. They're over the assumption that work can only be done from the confines of an office, and popular careers like blogging, coding and software development all lend themselves well to the remote setup. Figures suggest there's a growing trend towards the freelance lifestyle too. According to the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed, between 2008 and 2016 the number of freelancers in the UK increased by 43%, to almost two million. The … [Read more...] about Are these the most exotic cowork spaces around the world?
Flexible workspace provider Glandore has announced that their new coworking space is to open next month at Lapp's Quay in Cork city centre.The €1 million facility will have capacity for over 300 desks of flexible workspace, coworking and private office space and well as social, meeting and event space.The company launched a space in Belfast earlier this year.The Cork space will open its doors on November 1 and can accommodate an individual freelancer to a team of 300 on flexible terms from one month upwards.Speaking about the new Cork space, Glandore founder Michael Kelly said, "As our company name suggests, we have always had a love for Cork having spent many family holidays in West Cork. "In terms of business, it has been our vision to bring our experience, professionalism, care and hospitality to local and international firms seeking a base outside of Dublin, and Cork was the natural location for our expansion as Ireland’s second biggest city."We can also attest to … [Read more...] about Glandore to open €1m coworking space in Cork city
Police have opened an investigation after a broken skull, a shoulder blade and leg-bones were among suspected human remains discovered lying uncovered in a cemetery. The bones include a partial skeleton and were found at the privately owned Tottenham Park cemetery in north London by a group of campaigners who fear that graves are being dug up and reused without consent amid a nationwide shortage of burial space. More bones have been found by members of the Tottenham Park Cemetery Action Group who have relatives buried there. Police and a leading forensic pathologist have confirmed to the Guardian that some of the bones discovered in recent months are human remains. Tests are pending on others, according to Scotland Yard. The cemetery is owned by an Essex-based company that runs two private cemeteries in London and charges up to £4,100 per plot. Tottenham Park is one of the largest Turkish-Cypriot burial grounds in the UK and part of it is leased as an Islamic cemetery. While four … [Read more...] about Fears that graves being dug up at London cemetery to free burial space