Co-working space: What is it?
Working or studying at home may be practical, but it can be counter-productive, no thanks to the many distractions that can easily derail you from deadlines (hello there, lazy bed!).
Coffee shops, while a good option, can get quite crowded and noisy. Your best bet? Shared offices, or what’s becoming popularly known now as co-working spaces.
Basically, coworking space is a communal, collaborative working place. It’s enticing to budding start-up groups, freelancers, home-based professionals, independent contractors, and students.
Imagine this. Throw in your gadgets and take a spot. Pay on an hourly or daily basis---depending on what suits your working style. Rate varies per establishment, usually at a very reasonable price, but fundamentally has the same inclusions like strong wifi connections, charging stations for your devices, complimentary drinks, and a cozy, great ambiance inspired by your favourite coffee shops and new-age offices.
More so, another chief attraction of this concept is the community support and the ecosystem it creates for its users--- which millennial workers truly love. So one has the choice either to seclude himself and focus on deadlines or interact with other patrons that executes in their industry. Hence, this is what makes them commit to this space: a chance to meet likeminded people in a collaborative atmosphere.
The idea may sound new-agey to many, but it has been around in other countries and in Manila as early as 2005. And due to the rapidly increasing number of freelancers, side hustlers and ‘start-up-renuers’ brought upon by today’s great culture-shift, the space business is geared to be the next big trend outside Metro Manila.
CRITICS of President Rodrigo Duterte may try another tack in messaging if they are to fight this persistent wave of public support for the President.
Nothing could be more hurting for the opposition than the Social Weather Station’s (SWS) survey between March 28 and 31, finding 79 percent of adult Filipinos were satisfied with Duterte’s performance, while only 13 percent were dissatisfied.
The poll showed a net satisfaction score of “very good” +66, eight points higher than December 2018’s “very good” +60.
The rating ties with Duterte’s personal high in June 2017, the SWS noted.
Lifting the Chief Executive’s rating is the 15-point increase in Mindanao (“excellent” +88), seven points in the Visayas (“very good” +69), four points in Balance Luzon, (“very good” +56), and three points in Metro Manila (“very good”