10 Reasons to move from coworking to your own office

There are not that many things that have contributed to the explosion of small and micro business as much as coworking spaces have. Being able to access all the infrastructure and amenities of a small office at a fraction of price has enabled many a solopreneur to take those first steps more comfortably and confidently.


A Definition of Virtual Business

A Virtual Business conducts all or most of its business via the internet and does not have physical premises to interact with customers face-to-face. A purely virtual company may outsource nearly all of their business functions such as product development, marketing, sales, shipping, etc. However, most virtual businesses retain some of these activities in-house and may still require a physical presence in the form of headquarters, warehouses, shipping and delivery hubs, etc.


5 expert tips for reorganizing the office

Food for thought: your floor plan can impact your company’s success. Even when things are going smoothly at the office, it’s worth looking at how a few small tweaks to your office set-up can affect the intangibles that impact your success: worker happiness, efficiency — even how prepared you are to face the future.


New Harvard Study: Your Open-Plan Office Is Making Your Team Less Collaborative

For years tech companies and other open-plan evangelists have argued that despite employees' grumblings about privacy, open-plan offices have one killer selling point -- they spur employees to interact more, sparking fresh ideas and boosting collaboration.

It's a compelling story (one that also sounds nicer as a justification than lower real estate costs), but many people who have actually tried to talk to a colleague in a wide-open, too-quiet office have been suspicious of the claim.


Open office plans are as bad as you thought

A cubicle-free workplace without private offices is supposed to force employees to collaborate. To have them talk more face to face. To get them off instant messenger and spontaneously brainstorming about new ideas.

But a recent study by two researchers offers evidence to support what many people who work in open offices already know: It doesn’t really work that way. The noise causes people to put on headphones and tune out. The lack of privacy prompts others to work from home when they can. And the sense of being in a fishbowl means many choose email over a desk-side chat.