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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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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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Coworking: Give People What They Want

Coworking is an especially interesting concept when considered from a cultural perspective. The biggest challenge in workplace change is the shift in culture. Many professionals have culturally conditioned attitudes about how they should be managed, and how and when they should work. People also tend to have attachments to the values they associate with the traditional, centralized workplace. Increasingly mobile technologies and the demand for more flexibility are shifting traditional work patterns. In fact, research indicates that the U.S. workforce is undergoing the most substantial transition in almost a century, …

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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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Coworking. Your New Professional Network

We all know that networking is a crucial aspect of the professional world. Business has long revolved around the idea that your personal connections and relationships can make all the difference.  But with social networking making the world a much smaller place, how can you tell if the connections you are making matter?  How do you know if you are networking in the right way?  If someone connects with you on LinkedIn, does that actually benefit you?  In an increasingly digital world with so many new options, it’s easy to …

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Coworking as a Cure

In our last blog post Can Coworking Really Help You Build Your Business? we relayed what we believe to be advantages of coworking space for entrepreneurs. However, one advantage that wasn’t touched on was the idea of “coworking as a cure”. What do we mean by that? Fall in Boston means a lot of great things – a break from the heat, back to school excitement, fall foliage, apple picking and pumpkin carving. The downside is that fall in Boston also means spending more time inside – and if you …

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Can Coworking Really Help You Build Your Business?

What are the advantages of coworking space for entrepreneurs? We’ll let this infographic speak for itself! If learning about the advantages of coworking have left you convinced that it’s the right solution for you and your business, the next step is finding the perfect space.  At Idea Space, our goal is provide a distraction-free work environment to increase productivity, creativity, and entrepreneurial camaraderie — allowing you to work happy.  

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