In order to stay productive at work, Yun Quek, Location Manager at the Hive Singapore, says that the best way to keep yourself motivated is to remember what you opened your laptop for.
In recent years, coworking spaces are sprouting across the island. Built to rid the dreaded cubicle setting, startup companies are no strangers to an open office concept.
Imagine this: you are surrounded by like-minded, high energy people at work, the facilities provide you with the necessary, and you are given opportunities to partake in events and gatherings. Furthermore, you get to exchange great conversations – it is not just about work anymore. It is a lifestyle.
“By building a strong community of members and friends, we organise frequent gatherings to connect everyone from different office floors and memberships. This way, everyone knows that help is just around the corner.”
Doyenne: Why are companies these days moving into coworking spaces?
Yun: A coworking space is not just a place to work at. Businesses are also investing in networking opportunities and stripping away from the minute worries, such as utilities, contractors, setup processes and more.
Perhaps with the influx of coworking spaces in Singapore and around the world, this becomes less daunting and more of an exciting venture to try out.
D: How does the Hive help members feel comfortable and productive when working?
Yun: Designed by Alexander Waterworth, the Hive was created this way to bring the best of both aesthetics and functionality.
There was no real theme to the idea, just common knowledge that we are all looking for a place to work, where it can be as comfortable as our own homes. From rustic steel to elegant pinewood, there’s a welcoming feel in this laid-back, no-frills setup.
At the Hive, we also strive to create a sense of belonging. By building a strong community of members and friends, we organise frequent gatherings to connect everyone from different office floors and memberships. This way, everyone knows that help is just around the corner.
“It is not just about work anymore – it is a lifestyle.”
D: Quick tips for increasing productivity at work?
- Master the art of disconnecting yourself from your surroundings. Find that quiet in the chaos and get to work. This way, you can stay focused even when someone passes by your desk.
- To boost your working experience, be ready to take up and seize opportunities when they arrive.
- Want to get the most out of working for an hour? Have a cup of coffee and a stress ball!
- Open up the creative part of your brain by being in a relaxed state of mind. The moment of relaxation can help you to recharge and stimulate greater energy.
- When working, the best way to stay motivated is to remember what you opened your laptop for.