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Dedicated Desks Sold Out! Don’t Miss Out on the New Year, New Office Promotion (ends 1/31!)

Idea Space is thrilled to announce that our Dedicated Desks are sold out! We are so thankful for our incredible community of Members and look forward to meeting & welcoming more new faces in the months to come. Want to join in on the fun?  We still have plenty of Membership options to offer! Don’t miss the opportunity to take advantage of the New Year, New Office promotion and enjoy a Full-Time Coworking Membership for $250/month for the first 3 months – offer ends 1/31! Interested in checking out the space, adding yourself to the waitlist …

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New Year, New Office! Full-Time Coworking Memberships Available for $250/month (Limited time only!)

To celebrate the start of 2016, we at Idea Space are excited to offer the New Year, New Office promotion!  Anyone who joins as a Full-Time Member between now and January 31st will receive the first 3 months for $250/month and we’ll waive the setup fee! A Full-Time Membership includes a business mailing address, complimentary coffee/snacks, wifi, monthly conference room hours and more — not to mention the company of some inspiring coworking neighbors & friends! A 3-month minimum commitment is required to take advantage of this promotion, which amounts to a total savings of …

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3 Ways to (Spring) Clean Up Your Act

Finally the warmer weather is upon us, and what better time to create your spring cleaning list for the office than now? As a follow-up to our previous post, There Are Only 3 Ways to Spend Your Time, here’s a quick guide to further clean up your office. Whether you realize it or not, you are your own project manager. The management of your own day-to-day responsibilities is critical to your overall success in the workplace. According to a recent Entrepreneur.com article by New York City-based time-management expert, Julie Morgenstern, “Failure to …

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Tips to Organize Your Workspace & Maximize Productivity

“Better keep yourself clean and bright. You are the window through which you must see the world.” -G. K. Chesterton If you are one of those people who can’t seem to keep their office organized no matter what you do, we get it! Sometimes it seems impossible to organize your office in a way that sticks. In an effort to help make life easier, we’ve pulled together a few tips to help you organize your workspace and maximize your productivity. Back to Basics 
One of the easiest ways we lose time …

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Standing is the New Sitting; Sitting is the New Smoking

Understanding the Modern Workspace First, it was exercise stability balls taking the place of traditional office chairs, then it was the “standing desk” in which case we ditched the seating options altogether, and now, treadmills have made their way into offices everywhere. A recent Boston.com article, Office Furniture that Adapts to the Way We Work, speaks to the impact design is having on the workplace and highlights the evolving needs of the modern workforce. The article features something called the “trea” chair, which, although simple looking at the outset, is …

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Coworking Makes You More Relaxed

In our most recent post #ThisIsNotWorking we suggested that perhaps a happier work life could make other parts of our life happier, too. Well, as it just so happens, a recent Huffington Post article included some really powerful statistics that help confirm this idea. According to the article, 60% of people working in a coworking space are more relaxed at home since coworking.  The article goes on to analyze this finding, stating that, “The amount of stress that the typical worker brings home does so much damage to their children/spouse.  …

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#ThisIsNotWorking

One of the best things about kicking off a new year is coming at it with a fresh start. No matter how chaotic life gets and how priorities get rearranged, luckily, January 1st is always there for us – giving us an opportunity to take a step back, assess the past year, and set new goals for ourselves going forward. Typically, the most popular New Year’s resolutions are related to people’s personal lives. They resolve to get in shape, eat healthier, save more money, and travel. What’s interesting about this …

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U.S. Coworking Survey – the Results are in!

ShareYourOffice (SYO), a San Francisco-based company that acts as “matchmaker” for office space and companies that have spare space available, recently announced their 2014 U.S. Coworking Survey results. Over the past few months, SYO polled hundreds of coworking spaces in nearly every state in an effort to better understand the norms of coworking. The survey produced some really interesting results, and we’ve highlighted some of our favorite findings below. Key Takeaways from the Survey: BOSTON is one of the top coworking cities, along with New York City, Houston, Denver, Los …

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Shared Office Space: Innovation vs. Concentration

The October issue of the Harvard Business Review features an article titled, “Balancing ‘Me’ and ‘We’: The Best Collaborative Spaces also Support Solitude,” which emphasizes the importance working solo in addition to working with others. We thought this was interesting because, as a coworking space, we’re constantly trying to strike the perfect balance between private offices and shared workspace, between quieter areas and areas that encourage collaboration, and between work and play. We also ask ourselves questions like, “is the music too soft or too quiet?” and “should we host …

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What is the Most Important Amenity in a Shared Office or Coworking Space?

One way coworking spaces can differentiate themselves from one another is through the amenities they offer to Members. These amenities can range from the “basics”, such as access to wifi, printers and coffee, to more unique amenities, such as ping pong tables, rotating art exhibits and production studios. So, which is the single most important amenity to consider when looking for shared office space? The Intangibles Community! Just as one would factor company culture into a decision around whether or not a company might be a “good fit” for them as …

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