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If office noise is such a problem, why don’t noisy coffee shops, airports, or co-working spaces bother us?
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If office noise is such a problem, why don’t noisy coffee shops, airports, or co-working spaces bother us?

"The problem may be that, in our offices, we can’t stop ourselves from getting drawn into others’ conversations or from being interrupted while we’re trying to focus. Indeed, the EEG researchers found that face-to-face interactions, conversations, and other disruptions negatively affect the creative process."

Source: hbr.org

This HBR article suggests the problem with noisy offices is more a matter of who's making the noise than how loud it is. Recent brain science suggests just the right amount of noise (i.e. coffee shop level) may enhance creativity.


Coworking industry tracker cites concern over increased competition, overvaluation, and Regus’ plunge in value 
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Coworking industry tracker cites concern over increased competition, overvaluation, and Regus’ plunge in value 

The coworking industry is getting more competitive. Recent examples include stories about coworking spaces offering of a year's free rent to prospective tenants, reports of coworking spaces spying on competitors and coworking spaces closing down due to growing competition.

Source: www.smallbizlabs.com

Some are questioning the sustainability of co-working with Regus’ reporting a loss of 1/3rd their marketing value, a WSJ article likening WeWork's $20 Billion valuation to "pixie dust," and increased competition traditional office buildings,  libraries, and coffee shops.


Workspace on Demand – Marriott Partners with LiquidSpace – YouTube

Our friends over at LiquidSpace just keep making it easier for teleworkers, mobile workers, and small business owners to quickly find an ad hoc place to work. Their latest move, a partnership with Marriott, promises even more choices when you need a conference room, meeting space, or even just some uninterrupted thinking time. Workspace on Demand – Marriott Partners with LiquidSpace – YouTube.


The Third Wave of Virtual Work – Harvard Business Review

The Third Wave of Virtual Work – Harvard Business Review This is an intriguing article the confluence of shifting employee priorities, evolving employer imperatives, and emerging communications and collaboration technologies. Executive Summary: In three major waves of change over the past 30 years, employers and workers have converged on new arrangements for getting knowledge work done. First, home computers and e-mail spawned an army of freelancers, offering...

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