Five key purposes to start the 2020

We are in February and you have not yet considered new purposes at the beginning of the new decade? We are here to help you.

It is 2020, a rounded year, great to raise new goals to help us achieve success! To do this, it is important to be motivated, have attitude and patience, as we can not achieve all in the short term.

From Espai114 we believe that having a few established purposes can be a help to improve as a work team. So we leave a series of proposals that you can apply this 2020 to reach the success of your company:

1. Pooling. After each working day, where different situations and issues arise, it is good to do an analysis. The best way to do this is to bring together the team the last 10 minutes and to share all the incidents that may have arisen to draw solutions or conclusions and thus establish a plan of action if they come back or take steps to avoid them.

 

2. Active breaks. It is true that to work well you must be eager and motivated, but we must also have energy. The performance of a worker depends very much on their mood and their physical state. It is important and necessary to make a series of breaks during working hours. Putting ourselves in situation, if the worker has spent several hours sitting in front of the computer, it would be advisable to make a 5-minute exercise routine to activate the movement of the legs, fingers and eyesight, for example, since they will have been the more used body parts. Here we leave you some examples.

 

3. Group objectives. We know it’s important to set goals correctly to fulfill them, but it is even better to be all satisfied during this process. Creating common goals for the whole team, we can get members to help each other and not have misunderstandings or other uncomfortable situations created by rivalry. This way we will achieve a more comfortable work environment.

 

4. Afterwork. The relationship that is created between workers during working hours in the company is not the same as in leisure situations with friends. Usually, discussion issues that emerge do not create a great bond between workers. A great purpose can be doing afterworks every month or a few times a year; meeting with all the colleagues in a different space than the office. For example, our Espai114 Room is perfect to carry out this meetings and to carry out different activities to disconnect from the work and to create a good climate among colleagues.

 

5. Coworking. If you are self-employed and working from home, you will know that sometimes it is difficult to organize a specific timetable to focus on the work and, if achieved, often unexpected distractions emerge that make it very difficult to focus completely on what we are doing. The easiest and most effective way to solve this is to work in a coworking space. These types of spaces provide you with all the comforts you need to develop your work along with a common working environment that helps you to concentrate on your projects.

We could expand the list with many other purposes for this year 2020, but we believe that these are targets for increasing workers wellbeing that will help you improve your company’s performance.

We are the Badalona’s Business Center, to give visibility and possibilities to your business.

In Espai 114 together we are a team; we want to inspire and accompany you.

Multicultural coworking

One of the most notorious features of Coworking is the diversity of profiles that use them. And we not only mention the types of professionals, we also refer to their origin.

Working in a multicultural environment can help us to enrich ourselves culturally and significantly improve the following aspects:

  • Communication: Normally, different languages ​​are spoken in coworking spaces, this can be an opportunity for those who want to learn a foreign language or improve it if they already have a base.
  • Tolerance: Working with people of different nationalities helps us and teaches respect for diversity. Having tolerance in these cases will help us make our labor relations better and more fluid, respecting the beliefs or opinions of others.
  • Learn new things: Working alongside people from other countries allows us to learn new things continuously. This is so professionally and personally. That is why it is an opportunity for constant growth, for the mere fact of being in contact with people who have lived what we do not know.
  • Creativity: it is closely linked to communication, learning new things and having a very open mind. If you want to learn about other cultures, you will be more receptive when it comes to understanding their values ​​and this will allow you to stimulate your creativity.

 

Definitely working in a multicultural environment is very important when advancing professionally; It makes us more tolerant, respectful people and enriches us in every way. For this reason Coworking spaces have an added value, and in Espai114 we are witnesses of it!

 

We are the Business Center of Badalona, to give visibility and possibilities to your business.

In Espai 114 together we form a team; we want to inspire you and accompany you.

Networking for the success of your business

Anglicism “networking” is a well-known veteran in the business world. It is considered one of the best strategies to expand your network of contacts, especially if you are an entrepreneur. The objective of this technique is, above all, to connect with people who need what you offer or who can recommend you to those who are interested in your business, since it is always preferable to generate professional relationships through someone you trust.

 

The beginnings are usually complicated, but one of the most important factors when reaching the excito is counting the right resources. Networking can be one of the keys to making that not a problem, helping to build strong and beneficial professional relationships for both parties. In this way, apart from publicizing the business or service, it can also be a great boost for your company and its development.

 

How to Do Networking?

 

There are many ways you can make your product or service known: One of the most beneficial networking sites is at events. They are an ideal place to receive feedback on what people perceive from your business and, of course, to be able to meet those who are interested in the possibility of joining your team, of becoming your customers, in your suppliers or even of forming a new synergy p offers a slob.

 

Another way, which lately is doing very coworking. Sharing a workspace, like the ones we have in Espai114, where entrepreneurs and professionals develop their activity, can bring many advantages. One of them is the exchange of information or the help that you can receive from those around you, getting different contributions and knowledge of each one and also, why not, find customers.

 

Finally, another way is through social media. Linkedin it is one of the great platforms today that is helping many workers and companies to meet, hire and recommend others. It is perfect to maintain contacts of your interest and connect with them for your projects.

 

We are the Business Center of Badalona, to give visibility and possibilities to your business. In Espai 114 together we form a team; we want to inspire you and accompany you.

Cohabitation in a Coworking space

Many freelancers and entrepreneurs need a space to work, but they cannot afford it. Coworking is the solution for these independent professionals, putting in their service spaces where they can develop their ideas. Not only that, as the word“Coworking” says, it is about cooperating with others and getting more out of ideas among all.

Our coworking space,located at Calle Mercé, no. 1, in Badalona, is a comfortable, professional and cozy area with a pleasant atmosphere among workers, a very important factor to achieve a high performance at work.

In order to promote this good coexistence, we detail a series of guidelines that it is recommended to follow if you want to make the most of your experience in coworking.

 

How to maximize our performance in a coworking space?

ATTITUDE

Respect. There will be many workers from various areas, therefore the profiles will be very different.

Cooperation. Offer and accept any help if you need it.

Noise. Avoid speaking too loud or making annoying noises to others. Remember, it’s a common space.

Headphones. Don’t make the audio volume of your devices within everyone’s reach.

Calls. If you have to talk on the phone, isolate or go outside.

Behaviour. We must all behave well, if someone else does not have it, warns those responsible for the space.

Schedule. Respect the hours assigned to meetings, breakfasts, etc.

Internet. Make rational use of the common network, don’t collapse it with video games or other topics that have nothing to do with work.

Furniture. Take care of the space like you’re at home.

Hygiene

Order. Pick up everything you’ve used and return it to your place of origin.

Cleaning. If an object is dirty, wash it.

Waste. Do not use the floor or desk as garbage.

Food. Each space has its own rules, don’t eat where it doesn’t play.

Sustainability

Lights. Turn off any that aren’t needed.

Equipment. Turn them off or set the “suspend” mode to save.

Paper. Recycle, use leaves on both sides and manage their use.

We currently have free workspaces in our coworking. If you’re thinking about it… now is the time to try it!

We are the Business Center of Badalona, to give visibility and possibilities to your business. In Espai114 together we form a team; We want to inspire you and accompany you.

Tuppers and Coworking!

 

With the return to the after-summer routine also returns the puzzle of preparing the takeaway to the office every day Coworking or, failing that, eating every day out with the expense that this entails and the consequent mismatch in our food. Because we already know that in the restaurant we usually ask for what we want most instead of what our body needs.

 

Preparing our own takeaway to work only gives us advantages; it is more economical, healthier and allows us to create a routine following better defined dietary guidelines.

 

That’s why today we explain how to organize when preparing the meal, and we provide you with a weekly menu with which you will not have to worry about improvising every day and with which we assure you that you will eat rich and healthy from Monday to Friday.

 

Also, to make it even easier for you, we recommend that on one day, on Sunday for example, you prepare most of the dishes that you will take to the office so that the effort you have to make during the week is minimal.

This useful planning method today is known as Batch Cooking and it will help you save a lot of time and energy.

 

How to organize a weekly menu?

 

In order to prepare weekly tuppers correctly, we must consider the following aspects:

  • If possible, we should avoid repeating recipes. An unchanging menu can stop you from including tuppers in your diet, try to prepare varied meals that include all the necessary nutrients. This means that our dishes must include pasta, rice, cereals or legumes, accompanied by meat, vegetables or fish.
  • Presentation matters. Food enters through the eyes, and if it’s appetizing and attractive, it’ll be easier for us to eat at ease.

 

For the elaboration of the following menu we have followed the dish method. According to this method, for a meal to be balanced it must be formed a 50 per vegetable,a 25 per proteinand the remaining 25 for carbohydrates. Starting from this base, here are 5 balanced meals that you can easily take in tuppers to the office:

 

MONDAY Grilled vegetables (asparagus, peppers, eggplant…) + Hummus + Rice
TUESDAY Salad + Grilled salmon + Microwave-spiced Potatoes
WEDNESDAY Salted mushroom + with chicken + pesto pasta
THURSDAY Zucchini cream with potato+ Prawn scramble
FRIDAY Lentils salad with brown rice

 

 

In addition, taking a few nuts (nuts, almonds, pistachios…) or some piece of fresh fruit will help you complete your meal. And finally, don’t forget to accompany it with plenty of water!

 

More and more people are preparing takeaways to the office, and after reading these tips we expect you to be one of them. Are you still eating out, or are you one of those who take the food to Coworking?

 

We are the Business Center of Badalona, to give visibility and possibilities to your business.

 

In Espai 114together we form a team; we want to inspire you and accompany you.

Summer coworking

We’d be fooling ourselves if we said we’re just as productive in summer as we were in the rest of the year. Heat, beach or summer plans can play a role.

Are you one of those people who can’t afford to disconnect from work in the summer? Working in a Coworking can be a very good idea!

Working from home can be very complicated, and those who have children know it very well, as they are their months of vacation and are at home all day. Screams, laughter, anger… All this makes it impossible to concentrate and create a suitable working environment. And if it’s not the kids, there’s always going to be some distraction in between!

Time flexibility is helpful if you have to work in the summer. The people who work in our Coworking have access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This is an advantage if one day you have to work very late or you are simply inspired and want to prepare an important meeting.

Summer can be a time of relaxation and happiness, but it can also be a bit harsh. High temperatures can cause our work rate to slow considerably, but our great ally is the air conditioning that makes our working days more bearable.

The location of our Coworking in Badalona is perfect. We are in the center of Badalona, in an area very well connected with several bus lines that work very well, and close to the metro and train stops.

Can you imagine shutting down the computer at 17:00, and going straight for a walk along the Badalona’s Rambla? Much quieter than the Barcelona’s one, it invites you to have an ice cream while walking quietly, disconnecting from work.

Also, we are only 5 minutes walk from the beach, what more can you ask for?

Many times we have taken advantage of this together with our Coworkers, and we have made meetings to go to the beach. As good early birds, we usually meet at 7:30h on the beach to take the first dip of the day and have breakfast together.

We can’t complain about the restaurants we have nearby either. From time to time we will also eat together, and among the restaurants that we like the most there are que Que s’hi cou, Cafè de les Antípodes or Fujitaka Teppan Okonomiyaki. Always teaming up!

Working in a Coworking space in summer allows you to have more concentration, flexibility, comfort and the opportunity to work with and learn from other professionals. What are you waiting for to jump into the Coworker lifestyle?

 

We are the Business Center of Badalona, to give visibility and possibilities to your business.

In Espai114 together we are a team; we want to inspire you and accompany you.

The 8 advantages of coworking

Coworking is a life and work philosophy that allows different professionals and entrepreneurs to share the same workspace to develop their projects. This workspace can be both physical and virtual.

What are the advantages of working in a coworking space?

  1. It allows you to access a low cost professional space.
  2. It encourages social relations between professionals from different sectors (networking), producing the possibility of obtaining new labour relations.
  3. Flexible hours: You can work full time, part time, etc.
  4. It is a strong source of motivation. See the rest of coworkers working just like you, motivates you to follow your own projects.
  5. Provides fresh and innovative ideas. It favours the exchange of knowledge thanks to the interaction with the other professionals.
  6. It offers tranquility to work, leaving behind external distractions that may be at home: telephone, television, children, etc.
  7. It encourages cooperation between professionals in the same sector and different.
  8. It provides comfort and equipped facilities. Coworking spaces are designed to meet the needs of professionals with services such as printer, WiFi, refrigerator, coffeemaker, etc.

A coworking space offers you the chance to work with the same comfort as from your home, but with all the benefits of sharing a fully equipped professional space.

If you are a new company or a professional and are thinking about working in a coworking, we hope that this summary has helped you to take the best solution for you.

Remember that in espai 114 we have a coworking space that will help you to develop as a professional or company, offering you all the facilities to carry out your projects.

We are the Badalona Business Center, to give visibility and possibilities to your business. In Espai114 together we are a team; We want to inspire and accompany you.