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Four Myths About Coworking

Four Myths About Coworking

by Carlos Goncalves, Avila Coworking

Coworking is asserting itself more and more as a trend of the modern economy and an excellent alternative to the conventional office. According to Deskmag, Portugal ranks among the top ten places of the world in terms of number of coworking spaces, revealing the success of this work model close to Portuguese professionals and companies. Read more…

How will flexible working transform office space delivery?

How will flexible working transform office space delivery?

By Patricia Bacon, Instant

The past 25 years have seen the office world transformed considerably. The ongoing effects of the global financial crisis, coupled with recent developments in the field of digital technology, means the workforce is no longer restricted to specific office buildings and employees really can carry out their daily tasks at any time, from any location. Read more…

Survey: DIY Trumps Professional IT in the Workplace

Survey: DIY Trumps Professional IT in the Workplace

By Patricia Bacon, Instant

What started as a light-hearted competition to find America’s best “Official Unofficial” office computer technician ended up offering some seriously interesting insights into our relationships with technology in our daily working lives. Read more…

Say good-bye to 1% and hello 40%!

Say good-bye to 1% and hello 40%!
By Andrea Pirrotti, Pirrotti Marketing Group

Back in 1999, 1% represented the percentage of white-collar knowledge workers who had the authority to make an office space decision.  Given the limited audience, I built marketing programs to target this one niche. At the time this was purely a B2B play.  Advertising in business journals included headlines that targeted the CFO: “How do you stop a speeding company?  Drop a Ton of Bricks on the Balance Sheet.” Read more…

Pacific Business Centers’ training approach & the value of external speakers

Pacific Business Centers’ training approach & the value of external speakers

By Scott Chambers, Pacific Business Centers COO

Providing professional training for an organization distributed in 15 locations does not go without unique challenges. We found that a formal process was essential to continually educate our staff. Recently, we were reminded -in a stunning fashion- of the benefits of bringing outside industry experts to our own internal conversations. Read more…

Top 5 Marketing Musts to Fuel 2013

Top 5 Marketing Musts to Fuel 2013

By Andrea Pirrotti, Pirrotti Marketing Group

Driving efficiencies into your marketing process is critical to achieve optimal ROI.  A shotgun marketing approach may yield some quick hits, but will not serve you well in the long run. Here are 5 tips to jump start 2013. Read more…

The Future of Workspaces and the Modern Economy: Some Highlights of the Global Workspace Association Conference

The Future of Workspaces and the Modern Economy: Some Highlights of the Global Workspace Association Conference

By Raquel Santana, Business Center Manager, Avila Business Centers

The Paradigm of the office market is radically changing and the themes discussed on the 26th Edition of the Annual Conference of the Global Workspace Association, came to confirm that reality. Read more…

The Shared Workplace Of Choice

The Shared Workplace Of Choice

By Norman Fox, AoPlan

It is common knowledge that four generations are actively working in our nation’s workforce. Their age span is 20 through 65+ years old. This broad age range has resulted in variations in workplace requirements. Read more…

The View From Manhattan

The View From Manhattan

By Daniel Soffer, Search Office Space North America

In 2012, the New York executive office market witnessed a notable increase in requirements for larger space.  Alongside London, New York has always been at the forefront of the global flexible office market, but it is only recently that we have started to see a trend for larger companies to look at executive office suite space. Read more…

Virtual Offices – Away We Work …. Anytime, Anywhere, Everyone!

Virtual Offices – Away We Work …. Anytime, Anywhere, Everyone!

by Martin Senn, COO – Davinci Virtual Office Solutions

Today’s businesses and entrepreneurs are finding quickly that a virtual office is the best solution for the new work day of the twenty-first century. Companies of all sizes are discovering that a virtual office setup offers low entry costs, minimal overhead, valuable on-demand services and great flexibility. Read more…