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Being well at work

Posted on November 22, 2018 by Justin Harley in Coworking, Coworking Trends, Future of Work, GCUC UK

At GCUC UK in Sept 2018 Wellness at work was a key theme throughout the conference. Mhorag Doig the CEO and Founder of Harbour 54 and guest blogger for GCUC UK offers her thoughts and why being well at work is so important. In today’s hyper-competitive market, where we are ‘always on’ and connected and the demands of work often stretch beyond the traditional ‘9-5’, workplace stress is ever more prevalent. As Jeffrey Pfeffer wrote recently in an article for… Read More »

Corporates and Coworking, the secret sauce.   

Posted on November 15, 2018 by Justin Harley in Community, Conference, Coworking, Coworking Trends, Future of Work, GCUC UK, GCUC USA

At Harbour84 we like to describe coworking spaces as eclectic environments where people from different businesses and backgrounds come and work side by side, regularly resulting in increased levels of collaboration, innovation, and often an enhanced sense of workplace wellbeing. The best spaces exude an energy that not only attracts people to work there but makes them want to pay for it as well. Melissa Marsh, of social research firm Plastarc, captured this brilliantly in her moderation of a recent… Read More »

GCUC UK in the Press: What People are Saying About the Inaugural Event

Posted on October 9, 2018 by GCUC UK in Conference, GCUC UK

With the inaugural event fresh on our minds, the GCUC UK team is already making plans for next year. Our goal is to make GCUC UK as relevant and valuable as possible for space operators across the diverse UK workspace ecosystem and beyond. We’re delighted that workspace operators from around the world joined us in London. We have the most mature workspace industry and are collectively stepping into a role as leaders in the future of work. We recently published… Read More »

A GCUC UK Follow-up and Glimpse into the Future

Posted on October 8, 2018 by GCUC UK in Community, Conference, GCUC UK

To all the attendees, presenters, moderators and sponsors who participated in our inaugural GCUC UK event, our sincerest thanks. We loved meeting you and are already making plans for GCUC UK 2019. To help us make GCUC UK as relevant and valuable to you as possible, we need your feedback. Please check your email for a follow-up survey and let us know what we did well, what needs to be improved, and what you’d like to see in future GCUC… Read More »

GCUC Coworking London Tours Are Here!

Posted on September 19, 2018 by GCUC UK in Conference, Coworking

We have three incredible Guided Tours lined up for you. So book your place now to avoid disappointment as places are limited. A maximum of 15 delegates on each tour. Tour 1 - South of the River Bankside, Borough, London Bridge We'll meet at 10 am in Bankside and walk to the first venue. We will visit four beautiful but different spaces. The Tour will finish at 1.40 with some lunch in Borough Market. Sustainable Workplaces The Ministry Fora (Borough)… Read More »

Bringing Workspace Wellness Front and Center: A Q&A with Work.Life’s Elliot Gold

Posted on September 17, 2018 by GCUC UK in Conference, Featured Space, GCUC UK, Speakers

Coworking has long provided an alternative to the 9-to-5 grind. The growing focus on wellness in the workspace industry is only strengthening that as operators increasingly incorporate wellness offerings into their spaces and services. UK Coworking brand Work.Life places well-being front and center. With eight locations and two more in the works, Work.Life was created to help people blend their work with their life to create a lifestyle they love. I spoke with Work.Life co-founder and GCUC UK presenter Elliot… Read More »

Workspace Bean-to-Cup Coffee: a Q&A with Scanomat’s Simon Bracken

Posted on September 15, 2018 by GCUC UK in Coworking Trends, GCUC UK, Tech

The TopBrewer feels quite futuristic—in all the right ways. An elegant, bean-to-cup coffee machine, it enables people to seamlessly order their favorite coffee drink from a phone, walk a few steps across a shared workspace and pick up their drink. Developed by GCUC UK sponsor Scanomat, the TopBrewer serves custom drinks through a swan-neck tap, under-counter design and app-controlled technology. We connected with Simon Bracken, co-founder and managing director of Scanomat UK, about the inspiration for the TopBrewer, trends in… Read More »

The Future of Work will Have Money Trees and Unicorns if These Kids Get Their Way

Posted on September 11, 2018 by GCUC UK in Future of Work, GCUC UK

Workspace industry professionals spend a lot of time talking about, designing and building the future of work. But what do kids—the people who actually are the future of work—think? The Area team decided to find out. The company invited 50-plus children to share their thoughts on workspace design, tech, workplace annoyances, the work week, retirement age and more. The project, which is aptly named The Future of Work, is absolutely brilliant. As the Area website explains, what the team heard… Read More »

Creating a Unified Product for Flexible Workspace: a Q&A with Yardi’s Tony Freeth

Posted on September 5, 2018 by GCUC UK in Conference, Coworking, Coworking Trends, GCUC UK

Tony Freeth has seen the evolution of the office space industry firsthand. Co-founder of Phoenix Broadband and creator of Medusa, a product that handles premises infrastructure, Freeth has played a pioneering role in bandwidth management and workspace wifi solutions since the late-1990s. Recently, Medusa was acquired by global real estate technology company Yardi. Freeth, who was at the first Global Coworking Unconference Conference (GCUC) in Austin, Texas in 2012, has now taken the role of Director of Coworking Europe at… Read More »

The Future of Workspace Design: a Q&A with Area’s Kathryn O’Callaghan-Mills

Posted on September 2, 2018 by GCUC UK in Conference, GCUC UK, Speakers

Ten years ago, coworking and shared workspace was barely on the radar of the design world. Now, design is increasingly a core part of workplace design and a growing topic of conversation among workspace operators. GCUC UK panelist Kathryn O'Callaghan-Mills is Creative Director at Area, which is part of the Fourfront Group. I spoke with her about the future of workspace design, how people-centric spaces will become the norm, and the importance of using data to determine workspace layout and design.… Read More »