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Ideas to Bond with Fellow Coworkers in a Coworking Space

Entering a new workspace can seem a little intimidating, especially if you don’t know anyone there. Or maybe you’ve been at your new space for a few weeks now and you haven’t made any real connections with anyone. Studies show that positive relationships with coworkers create a good work environment, boost job satisfaction, and increase productivity. So why wouldn’t you want to click with your fellow coworkers? 

Here are a few ideas to create a bond with new coworkers: 

Remember people’s names. A person loves his or her own name. If you want to come across as a friendly person, try to remember people you meet and greet them by using their name to leave a positive impression. 

Socialize. Whether it’s for lunch, a drink after work, or a walk around the building for a fresh air break, invite coworkers to join you. This is a great way to get to know each other in a casual setting. What do they do for fun? What are their weekend plans? Have they read any good books recently? Discovering who they really are as a person creates an even stronger dynamic. Keep it light-hearted, don’t gossip about other coworkers and keep a positive spin on conversation topics, and you’ll be part of the gang in no time. 

Don’t be “that” guy. “That” guy that doesn’t take a hint. “That” guy that’s always gossiping. “That” guy that is in everyone’s personal space. “That” guy that only talks about himself. We all know one of “those guys.” 

Be a good listener. Listen first when you are having a conversation and be genuinely interested in the projects that your coworkers are doing. People are also impressed when you remember something they haphazardly told you months ago and you ask about their progress or mention that you thought of them when you encountered something similar. 

By following these tips, you’ll be a favorite around the office soon.

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The Top 3 Ways to Ask For Reviews

Customer reviews do miracles for your business. They bring a lot of credibility to your company, build your brand reputation, and provide the kind of social proof needed to influence consumer behavior. When asking for reviews or testimonials, there are three basic ways to obtain them.

At the Point of Sale – The most immediate, personal, and direct way to ask for reviews is to ask at the point of sale or care. Asking for reviews at the point of sale is a fantastic way to capture reviews and testimonials moments after their experience.

Email – You can also capture their information beforehand and ask for a review via email. Email should be at the top of your list of channels for requesting reviews if you’re just getting with review generation. According to research, approximately 70 percent of reviews come from post-transactional review request emails. Personalize your email by putting careful thought into your request in a way that individually acknowledges each recipient. Keep the message and survey short. Customers will be more likely to complete the request if it takes less than a couple of minutes.

Text Messages – Another way to capture reviews is through SMS messages. Fifty-six percent of all online reviews are posted from mobile devices, so if you send customers a survey or a review request via text message, they’re most likely to click on that link. Text messages have a 98 percent open rate and are typically read within three minutes, whereas email typically has a 40 to 50 percent open rate. 

At the end of the day, the best way to get reviews is to consistently provide outstanding customer experiences. Sometimes those five-star reviews and testimonials may come without the need for you to ask but it doesn’t hurt to try.

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Resolutions are Out, Words of the Year are In

It’s the roaring 20s! In the past, we’ve all made resolutions. Some of us have actually resolved them, others were never accomplished. It’s disheartening to look at your year in review and realize that your goals haven’t been met. That’s why words of the year are so popular. They are not a specific resolution that you will beat yourself up over during the year if you try to accomplish and/or fail to do so.

Coming up with a word to define your new year will set intention. It’s a word that sets the precedence for how you want to direct your year. Also known as a “focus word,” it encapsulates what you need more of, what you want to focus on, or where you need to improve in the year to come; Your “theme,” so to speak. 

Everything you do with in the year will be centered on this one word to get you where you need to go. A word of the year provides an anchor and inspires you to consciously (and even subconsciously) consider it when making decisions. Your result will be based on your intention.  If the potential result doesn’t fit your theme, then is it worthy of your time and energy and how does it affect your overall goals?

When choosing your theme for the year, consider the previous year. What do you need to improve or work toward? What word can help motivate you to get there? What do you want more or less of? 

For example, if you are indecisive in your decisions maybe your focus word could be Action. If you need to focus on your revenue stream, Abundance would be ideal. Maybe you need to get your act together in general, Organize could be appropriate. 

Once you decide your word, look for the theme in everything you do. Put it on your vision board or somewhere you can see it to remind yourself the big idea you are working toward.

There are thousands of words that could motivate and inspire you to become a better person, a leader, an influencer, a business person, or whatever your heart is telling you to focus on for 2020.

The Number One Reason You’re Not Being Productive and How to Fix It

When you own a small business, there’s so much to be done. If you have a small staff, it helps, but most of us are sole proprietors. We do everything from customer service to the accounting. Often times we are multitasking just to get it all done. At the end of the day, there’s still more to do. So why is it not all getting done?

The answer is simple: You’re trying to do too much all at once. 

According to Wikipedia, “Because the brain cannot fully focus when multitasking, people take longer to complete tasks and are predisposed to error.” When we multitask our brain doesn’t know which activity to focus on and therefore, doesn’t really pay attention to any task. 

It will actually take you longer to complete activities if you’re trying to multitask. “A study by Meyer and David Kieras found that in the interim between each exchange, the brain makes no progress whatsoever. Therefore, multitasking people not only perform each task less suitably, but lose time in the process.” (Wikipedia)

So how do you remedy this situation when you’re trying to do all the other things? If you focus all your energy on one task at a time, you will not only get it done faster, but there will be fewer mistakes in your work. 

Time management is your friend. Set up a schedule to allocate certain tasks to a certain time of day. 

Have systems in place that allow you to complete tasks efficiently. Automate what you can and preplan other things. This will keep you from getting overwhelmed and keep you on schedule. 

Make to-do lists. Highlight what’s urgent. Do that thing first and then when time allows, do the other items on the list. If you have a hard time distinguishing between urgent and non-urgent tasks, consider keeping multiple lists. 

 

With today’s technology, you can find so many apps and programs that will automate your business and keep you on task. Do a little research, and with a little practice, you’ll be managing your time and productivity like a pro. 

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Get a healthy meal and take care of last-minute needs at NuvoDesk Café!

How would you like to take a break at our in-house café?

Food options include sushi, sandwiches, salads, and more with our intention to offer healthy food to help fuel your creativity.

All food items will be stocked daily and will be monitored in real-time through a POS system called YOKE.

You can order your food quickly through either using our app or with the tablet in the café.

NuvoDesk members will be given the option to create an account to earn loyalty points to earn credits to use for items in the café.

Our goal is to create a one-stop culture with a work environment that enables you to maximize your productivity and minimize time needed to get a drink, snack, or a meal through the NuvoDesk Café.

At NuvoDesk, our goal is for you to maximize your productivity.

Our café is convenient with healthy drink and food choices and allows you the time to focus on your work and grow your business while at NuvoDesk.

It will save you on time away from your office at our location and utilize your time in our collaborative office environment.

We are also planning on stocking necessity items in the café including charging ports and cables for most smart phones, tablets, and other devises, surge protectors to ensure your electronics stay safe, basic over-the-counter medications, and last-minute gift items in case you have a special event coming up and need to buy something quickly without leaving the office.

NuvoDesk Café will help you order healthy and fresh food quickly and easily, save the wear and tear on your car with not having to travel for food or last-minute items, and help maximize your productivity while working at your office at NuvoDesk.

Join us at NuvoDesk and check out our café.

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Conference Rooms

Do you need a conference room for your next presentation?

Want to be part of a community of like-minded people?

Would you like to collaborate with fellow entrepreneurs while growing your business in a high-tech, luxury-rich atmosphere?

At NuvoDesk we offer eight conference rooms to fit your needs.

Our conference rooms accommodate groups from three to ten people.

Each conference room includes a flat screen high definition television, so you can easily connect your laptop for presentations.

Video and phone conferencing are also available in each conference room.

There is a tablet on the outside of each room where members can book a room quickly and easily.

You can also email the receptionist to book a conference room or book it through our exclusive member portal.

Non-Members can call us at 817-123-4567 or email office@nuvodesk.com to book a conference room.

The best part is that both members and non-members can easily book a conference room within a few minutes.

Pricing is as follows.

Conference room (3 person) for members is $20.00 per hour and $40.00 per hour for non-members.

Conference room (4 person) for members is $30.00 per hour and $50.00 per hour for non-members.

Conference room (7 person) for members is $60.00 per hour and $80.00 per hour for non-members.

Conference room (10 person) for members is $90.00 per hour and $110.00 per hour for non-members.

We welcome you to stop by our office for more information or you can contact us at this link https://nuvodesk.com/contact/

Join us at NuvoDesk for your next meeting.

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Why golfing is good for your health.

Take a Golfing Break with NuvoDesk!

How would you like to take a break and play some golf while improving your golf game?

According to the University of Maryland, moderate exercise, such as playing a round of golf, may protect people against future anxiety and stress.

The study found that golf can not only reduce anxiety but can help you maintain that reduced anxiety after the round of golf is finished.

Would you like to play Augusta National or Pebble Beach Golf Course without having to fly to those locations?

Ready to play the back nine through our patented golf simulator?

Join us for some relaxation, stress relief, and the opportunity to bring prospective clients to NuvoDesk for a quick game of golf.

Best part is that you can rent our golf simulator by the hour.

Bad weather will never be a problem at our indoor facility.

Executives, business owners, golf professionals, and aspiring golfers can all play at our state-of-the-art TrackMan golf simulator.

The TrackMan golf simulator gives you both the opportunity to have a great time playing golf and to improve your swing through the performance software.

You can enjoy playing our golf simulator and take advantage of an immersive, engaging, and fun golfing experience, all while in the comfort of our NuvoDesk co-working space.

Whether you are wanting to take a break to play a round of golf or want to bring a prospective client for a quick game, this is a unique opportunity in an environment that will never have weather issues including rain or excessive heat.

You can play anytime you want year-round for only $40.00 per hour for Nuvo-Desk members and $60.00 per hour for Non-Members.

Join us at NuvoDesk for your next round of golf.

 

 

 

Why People Succeed In Coworking Space Environments

 



Researchers who have studied why employees succeed show that there is a correlation between workplace satisfaction and coworking spaces. It is surprising to note that people who operate from coworking spaces record a higher level of success. The success rate is a point higher than those experienced by employees who work in regular offices. This is a strange phenomenon, and we need to take an in-depth look at these success rates and understand the variance.

For starters, we need to define what these working spaces are. Simply described, they are membership-based work areas where a diverse group of people independent professionals, freelancers, and remote workers gather in a community based shared setting. Can we learn any lessons from these spaces that can be applied in traditional offices?

To understand this concept better, a group of community managers and coworking space founders conducted surveys on hundreds of independent professionals working in the shared spaces. The study was done across the U.S., and it revealed several vital predictors of success.

The Perception and Mindset of the Workers

One of the things that was clear following the survey was that people in these workspaces consider their work to be meaningful. Most of these are freelancers and independent professionals who perform tasks and jobs that they care about. These people find meaning in what they do because they are passionate about it.

In a traditional office setting, most people are working for the same company. They may be in different departments, but they are all brought together by the umbrella company. This is unlike the coworking spaces where the members are working for various companies and handling diverse projects. This means that there is no direct competition and no room for internal politics. These members do not feel like they have a persona or image to maintain so as to fit in. Another distinct element is that workers in these spaces have a stronger work identity. There is no fear or threat that someone is out to get their job. These freelancers were given a chance to tell the group what they do, and you could immediately see a high sense of confidence, self-worth and regard for their jobs.


A High Sense of Social Value

The culture created in these workspaces instills a social value. These workers are able to help each other because no one is competing with another worker. This culture of assisting each other becomes the norm. The workers who meet in these spaces all have unique skills, and they are able to share these skills among themselves. The high sense of a social mission is also derived from the Coworking manifesto which is signed by over 1,700 working spaces. The declaration articulates that these communal spaces are designed to aspire learning, collaboration, community, and sustainability. These means that people are not just reporting to work, they feel like that are part of a community and social movement.

It is essential to note that the concept of socialization was not forced on these members. These workers still have the freedom to decide when and how they want to socialize. There are those who prefer to enjoy meaningful discussions over coffee, while others can interact as they work. There are still those who prefer to work alone and in solitude, but it was interesting to note even for these, the sense of community was important in fostering a strong sense of identity. The fact that workers know that they can interact freely when they desire helps to promote a community feel and freedom.

More Job Control

The sense of job control is enhanced in the working space. These spaces are accessible round the clock, and the workers get to choose the working times. People get to decide whether they prefer to work during the day or at night. They also have space where they can work when they need to meet deadlines. These workspaces also allow for relaxation time. There are quiet spaces where people can relax. While the areas are communal, people still have the choice to sit in quiet space or share a table. A sense of job control is also instilled in the fact that people can choose to work at home without any repercussions. There are days when perhaps the nanny is not available, or a repairperson is coming to fix something.

The studies done revealed that these coworkers value autonomy. However, it was also interesting to note that they also prefer a level of structure in their lives. It was clear that too much independence can hinder their productivity and this is why a communal working space was essential to maintain the balance. Being around people who are focused on their projects helped to instill a sense of discipline and even motivated these workers to work harder and meet their deadlines. The conclusion here was that workers need both structure and freedom to operate optimally.


The Way Forward for Traditional Companies

The tremendous effects of communal working spaces cannot be ignored or denied. If you are doing a  search for coworking space near me, you can easily get an office space Arlington. The question now becomes how traditional companies can benefit from the same model. It is true that coworking spaces derive their origin from freelancers, tech industry professionals, and entrepreneurs. However, this type of setting is also relevant to traditional organizations. Companies and organizations are increasingly adopting this model as part of their company strategy. The move is designed to help workers become more productive. Several companies have incorporated the coworking space Arlington model in the following ways.

Coworking space in Arlington creates an alternative workspace. Michael Kelly, the managing partner of Co-Merge, says that he has seen a dramatic increase in the number of teams and workers who prefer to use these spaces. He reports that several global companies are using this model as a way to increase employee productivity and also to attract workers who are keen on flexible work time and workplaces. These factors have created a demand for these coworking spaces.

Anthony Marino of Grind who is in a similar business also records a high number of remote workers who are now members. Anthony says that he gets employees from different organizations such as Visa, Chicago Tribune and other organizations affiliated with them.

Rebecca Brian Pan of Covo echoes the same sentiments. She says that working away from the office set up helps to spark new ideas among employees. She tried this work model on her team, and the results were great. The team was taken out of their office to observe how they would work and the pain points. They observed more team effort, a high sense of energy among the workers and the team was also able to come with fresh and creative ideas based on the product they were working on.


How to Apply Coworking Spaces in Offices

Aspects of the communal working spaces can still be applied in traditional offices. If you are looking for a coworking space near, you will be delighted to note that coworking Arlington spaces are available. It is important for managers to support a mobile workforce in an effort to encourage flexibility. While in some cases is it hard to achieve this, there are ways to increase flexibility without necessarily creating an open plan office layout or opening a coffee joint in the workplace.

It is possible for people to adjust their work settings based on what they feel gives them a sense of purpose and meaning. For instance, companies can change their desk to seat rations and allow either for collaborative workspaces of quiet work settings. When it comes to team projects, these communal workspaces can be used, or members can be transported to coworking spaces in a new environment. This can be done for the life of the project.

Organizations are also working towards enabling more connections and interactions. The connections should extend beyond work meetings. This can be fostered through networking spaces, social events, summer camps, and other social events. Such settings can help spur a sense of unity which can encourage innovation. These settings also make people more relaxed and free to share their ideas and thoughts about the projects they are working on.

The Verdict

Based on this research, it is evident that the combination of a well-curated workspace and environment is instrumental to the productivity of any workforce. This is why people in independent professions and those who cowork demonstrate a higher sense of job satisfaction. This is in comparison to those in traditional office settings. The research also shows that there is a strong correlation between productivity and autonomy. Companies must, therefore, strive to get a balance between structure and independence. While employees want to be free, they also need structure to keep them focused. Office space Arlington settings give the best of both worlds.

Traditional companies need to pursue ways to ensure that they allow workers to bring out their best. The result will be a more dedicated and motivated workforce. The coworking space also creates an excellent breeding ground for ideas and innovation. There is also less employee turnover in coworking Arlington work situations. Overall, it is a win-win situation for both the employees and business owners. Your organization can reap the same benefits. Get a coworking space in Arlington and make strides towards employee satisfaction.

NuvoDesk | Now Hosting Private Events



NuvoDesk is Arlington’s premier coworking space, and we’ve become well-known for our versatility and ability to offer something for everyone. Among our many offerings – space for your private event. We know that entrepreneurs, freelancers, and professionals have unique and specific needs, and with our private event space, you get the area you need, as well as a number of amenities designed to cater to you, your team, and/or your audience.

WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH NUVODESK PRIVATE EVENT SPACE?
Private event space should never be run of the mill or cookie cutter. That’s why NuvoDesk offers scalable event space that can be customized to your every need. When you choose NuvoDesk for your private space, you can rest assured you’re getting the very best space for your:

  • workshop
  • class
  • seminar
  • weekly meeting
  • professional organization meetup
  • social event
  • fundraiser
  • product demo
  • networking event
  • and much more!

There are no one-size-fits-all options at NuvoDesk. We aim to offer the best solution for your private event space needs.

NUVODESK PRIVATE EVENT SPACE AMENITIES
Not only is NuvoDesk known for its versatility, but our facility is also a fan-favorite for its amenities. NuvoDesk boasts a desirable location with easy access to AT&T Stadium, Globe Life Park, Texas Live, Six Flags, River Legacy Park, and all the restaurants and shopping you could want. If you want to grab a bite to eat or a beer, you can get everything from craft beer to gluten-free foods at our on-site BFF Cafe. When you’re ready to take a break, we offer the most leading-edge golf simulator to help you relax and have fun.
When you’re hosting a private event, you want to offer your team, clients, and audience the best experience possible, right? We understand, and that’s why NuvoDesk offers a sleek and contemporary design with beautiful decorations and comfortable furniture. We keep ergonomics in mind, and you can expect a world-class experience for both yourself and your guests.

RESERVE YOUR ARLINGTON PRIVATE EVENT SPACE TODAY
NuvoDesk is Arlington’s premier destination for your private event needs, and we offer the ideal space for your professional event, workshop, fundraiser, product demo, and everything in between. Contact our team today to reserve your Arlington private event space now!

NuvoDesk Special Annual Pre-Opening Offer

We are thrilled to announce the official launch of Arlington’s premier coworking space! NuvoDesk won’t officially open its doors until Summer 2019, you can reserve your coworking space now. With the high volume of demand we’ve already seen, we have good reason to believe that NuvoDesk coworking space will be filling up very quickly. To offset that, we’re giving you an opportunity to reserve your coworking space ahead of time. Plus, we’re offering an exclusive package if you decide to lock in your coworking space now!

WHAT NUVODESK HAS TO OFFER
We offer a number of coworking spaces with amenities such as lightning fast wi-fi to power your data and communication needs, on-site storage to keep your valuables safe, printing and copying services, your own physical address, and receptionist services. In addition, we proudly offer an on-site cafe (BFF Café) where you can grab your favorite gluten-free foods, beer, and wine. We even offer a world-class Trackman golf simulator where you can come play, and relax. In addition, we offer something extremely exclusive to NuvoDesk – the NuvoDesk Investment Panel, where you can pitch your ideas for possible funding. On top of all this, we offer a streamlined, contemporary design and brand new, comfortable furniture. Enjoy beautiful decor, luxury amenities, and the best in productivity right here at Arlington’s premier coworking space.

CLAIM YOUR NUVODESK SPACE NOW
NuvoDesk will open in Summer 2019, and we believe that our spaces will be filled quickly. For that reason, we’re offering a special package deal for those who want to claim their space ahead of time and save big bucks along the way. This offer is a great deal for any professional, freelancer, or entrepreneur who wants to get a fantastic working space, world-class amenities, and an amazing location. If you want to be close to Arlington’s best things to do, places to eat, and more, then you’ll love NuvoDesk’s central location. When you claim your NuvoDesk space, you are reserving a spot in the heart of Arlington!

THIS PRE-OPENING DEAL WON’T LAST LONG
For a limited time only, we are offering a special 12 month price on our shared desk space. We typically offer our shared desk space at $189 per month. With our exclusive deal going on right now, you can reserve your NuvoDesk shared desk space for a whole year – 12 months – for $999. That’s a savings of $1269. If you’d like to take advantage of this special offer, you can sign up right now by contacting our team today by emailing office@nuvodesk.com.

Offer ends May 31st, 2019