The Art of HostingInteraction and collaboration are the elements that separate a coworking space from a room full of desks. It takes a dedicated “host” to create and maintain a thriving atmosphere of interactivity. Hosting is a skill that can be cultivated, and with a few simple techniques a coworking space manager can turn a dead office into a lively idea space. Today Deskmag talks to Frauke Godat about the “Art of Hosting”, a network that runs workshops to address this exact theme.
How to Avoid Social Media OverloadHow much time do you waste every day on the internet? Do you get distracted and lose track of your tasks? Nadja Sayej of ArtStars addressed this issue during Social Media Week Berlin. In a popular workshop, she presented her old school tips for self-organization and self-discipline.
Five must-read books about coworkingShared learning is what makes coworking unique, so it only makes sense that those with a little bit of expertise would share it with the world! Whether you’ve been coworking for a day or a year, these books familiarize you with the unique benefits, challenges, and opportunities present in this global community.
Five tips to brush up on your intercultural competenceIf coworkers travel to other countries, they’ll always find other coworkers willing to help them connect them to the local environment. Still, it doesn’t hurt for coworkers to brush up on a few intercultural communication skills – like how to talk to people who don’t speak English as their first language.
Do walls block collaboration?The most reviled element of the traditional office was the cubicle. Those tiny walls - just high enough to block eyesight, yet low enough to rob privacy - became the symbol of corporate imprisonment. Today, however, many coworking spaces are finding financial advantage in offering more private workrooms. What impact does this have on the core concept of coworker interaction?
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