Return from holiday and how to deal with it

How to deal with the return from holidays?

 

Once September has begun, few people have yet toreturn to work after a few days off.

Suddenly moving from a state of prolongedrelaxation and recreation to a marked daily routine of tasks and projects, can cause a sudden change that leads to a loss of motivation and interest.

 

This situation is called post-holiday syndrome and is shown in the form of tiredness, a misaligned sleep cycle, lack of concentration, apathy…

You don’t have to worry if this list of symptoms looks too much like how you feel on your return to work, since this “syndrome” will last a few days before it disappears.

Are you employer, freelance or employed? Either way, consider returning with enthusiasm. Set new goals and objectives to help you maintain motivation. You return from the holidays with the batteries loaded and the new beginnings are accompanied by new opportunities.

 

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Whether you have already finished your days off as if you still have a few to enjoy, the following tips can help you make your return a little easier.

1. If you have not returned yet to work, try not to do so on Monday, as far as possible. In this way, the more advanced the week, the fewer days will remain for the weekend and you will be able to make a more graduated return.

2. Strive to establish sleep schedules that are more compatible with your working day. Make sure you go to sleep early so that the next morning’s awakening doesn’t make you harder.

3. Incorporate physical exercise activities into your daily life, which will help you de-stress and generate serotonin that will improve your mood.

4. Do not forget your social life completely once you start working. Keep scheduling meeting with friends or family to disconnect some time during the week.

5. It is important to take care of the space where you work and make sure that you maintain a good organizationand you have everything ready for your return to work. Otherwise, picking up the pace of work again can be more difficult.

 

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If you are self-employed and/or work from home, a new space to develop your work activity can help you to return to a less heavy routine. Count on our coworking space or one of our private offices in the center of Badalona to start an easier holiday return.

 

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Entrepreneurship in times of (post)pandemic

Are you thinking about starting an entrepreneurship and you are not sure if its the right time? Read on.

 

We do not dare to say it out loud, but it seems that the light at the end of the tunnel is already closer. It has been (and is still being) a time of change and adaptation to all levels of our lives. Among other things, the COVID-19 pandemic has turned the economy on its head. Sectors that were previously stagnant are now indispensable. Others have become less important or obsolete.

 

In this situation of transformation and uncertainty, it may seem more risky than usual to take the initiative in the business world. But, times of change sometimes generate very good business and entrepreneurship opportunities.

 

Therefore, this stage should not take away our desire to embark on new projects both work and personal.

 

We all agree that this situation has done a lot of damage to different sectors and businesses and has also caused a resurgence of some others.

Some examples of business that, due to the current situation, are booming, are the following.

online training

Online Training. They say that life is a constant learning. Even more so today, when people are preparing more and more for working life. Distance learning has become a necessity during these long months and now it seems that it is here to stay.

 

ecommerce

E-Commerce. Online shopping increased by nearly 75% during lockdown. 11.5% of today’s online shoppers did not do so before COVID. Surely you have experienced it yourself firsthand. You have bought or buy things through the internet that a few months before you would not have considered not buying in a physical store.

 

cybersecurity

Cybersecurity. It seems that this pandemic has meant an awakening of hackers. Computer viruses and digital hijackings have been part of the day-to-day life of countless companies and individuals. This has created a great need to maintain and strengthen computer and network security.

 

take away

Food and Take Away: Whether you already have a restaurant or not, the food delivery or take away boom is here. It has in many cases been the only thing that has kept bars and restaurants afloat around the world and consumers have widely appreciated it. Once the worst of this crisis is over, the consumption of food delivery remains one of the preferred options of consumers.

 

online services

On-site services. During the harshest lockdown, we were very limited in accessing different services. To meet these needs, many companies have started to offer their services at home and these have been very well received. Some examples are beauty, hairdressing and aesthetic services, computer repair services and pet care among many others.

 

These are just five of the sectors that have gained strength in this adverse situation. We encourage you to take the initiative, either on a personal or professional level. Get out of the workplace and operations center that your home has become during this time and venture into developing your work activity beyond your home.

 

If you need support or advice for your next venture or your current business, you can count on Espai 114. We offer you tax, labor and legal advice. As well as easy access to financing and public subsidies.

 

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

 

Do I fit in a coworking?

If you’re thinking of joining a coworking, but you think your profile won’t fit into this style of work, read on and find out what the profile of a coworker is. These are the most typical characteristics of the usual coworker.

According to “The World Survey on the Coworking World” this is the profile of a coworker:

It is usuallya young person, man to a greater extent, since 2 out of 3 coworkers are, although this data varies by profession.

 

coworkers

 

The average coworker has university training. According to statistics, 75% have a completed bachelor’s degree. He is also a person linked and very close to new technologies, in addition to being satisfied with his job. Coworkers often identify as extroverted people, wanting to work and meet new people, as well as wanting to learn and make themselves known in the world of work.

The most common professions in coworkings are those of web developers and designers, public relations and marketing. The rest is made up of other professions such as artists, entrepreneurs, consultants or journalists.

Another fact to keep in mind is that most of those who make up coworking space are not self-employed, something contrary to what was believed. Only 44% are self-employed; the other 56% work for a company or own one. 18% are entrepreneurs with employees in charge and 35% depend on a company.

 

Coworking

 

Do you fit into the typical coworker?

Whether you do it or not, coworking are spaces very open to all kinds of people and professions. From Espai 114 we invite you to come andtry the experience regardless of your profile. We believe that anyone can fit in with us and our workspace and we will be willing to provide you with our services. Contact us for more information. We’re waiting for you!

If you’re interested in this content, you might be interested in one of our latest entries where we talk about bonus training and RTERs.

 

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

 

 

Synergies between Espai 114 and Lladó Consultor Group

Espai 114 is a support space for entrepreneurs and businessmen, where you can enjoy the different services of a business center, consulting and coworking space.

 

Entrepreneurs

 

In our Business Center you can find various services, from renting a coworking table to a private office, a meeting room to do an interview or training for 20 people, domiciliate your companies to receive your customers and your correspondence and we will be able to manage your electronic notifications.

In addition, you can contract the technical services to carry out bonus training for your workers and also process a subsidy that may be suitable for your project. In short, we liketo deal withentrepreneurship and support new business projects and see them grow.

By clicking on this link of Espai 114 you can see the services we offer you.

 

coworking entrepreneurs

 

All these services and more, you can find them in Espai 114, a business center in the heart of Badalona.

As we know, all our clients are entrepreneurs or businessmen who need the services of a consultancy, and we go hand in hand withLLADÓ CONSULTOR GROUP. A team of professionals (economists, lawyers, labour advisors…) with proven experience and great reputation in the business consulting sector.

 

entrepreneurship

 

If you have hired or want to hire one of our coworking services or offices and want to have the consulting services of the labour, tax and/or legal departments, you should know that you will get a discount that will be applied to your monthly fee.

Ask us for this benefit and we will support you in your businessproject in all its aspects.

 

coworking badalona

 

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Coworking growth

Coworking growth is exponential. Today, coworking is a well-known form of work used by many people in Spain. Being such a novel system, questions like “what has been its evolution over the years?” sometimes arise. Why did it become so popular? Stay and we’ll tell you all about this way of working.

The rise of coworking in Spain is driven by theeconomic crisis of 2008,as companies were looking for ways to cut costs This option was highly considered, especially by people who wanted to start a business during this situation. After all, what was sought with coworkings were equipped and economical offices, where you could share experiences with other professionals.

 

“coworking spaces in Madrid and Barcelona rose 246%”

To get an idea of the magnitude of the boom during those dates, between 2013 and 2017, the number of square meters contracted from coworking spaces in Madrid and Barcelona rose by 246%. On the other hand, also in 2018, 2.3 million people turned to such offices.

Experts attribute the success of these sites to a variety of reasons. The first is the cost-saving capacity for businessmen and entrepreneurs. Many people saw the potential and savings these places offered them. Another reason was the professional enrichment, that is, the atmosphere of collaboration and creativity that is achieved. Coworkings increaselabor relations, eliminating the isolation that is often suffered with teleworking. Another point that has helped the growth of coworking is the flexibility it offers, as it allows workers themselves to choose their schedule.

 

“in a few years, the big companies will be the ones to drive coworking”

The future of this form of work is guaranteed, numerous studies foresee a constant growth of coworking. Experts even dare to say that, in a few years, it will be the big companies that drive them.

Coworking

We’re waiting for you. Do not hesitate to ask us for information to join theEspai114’s coworking.

What do you think? You think coworking fits you?

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

International Women’s Day

Today, March 8, International Women’s Day, we commemorate as every year the long struggle of women for their emancipation and active participation in society.

 

It is everyone’s job, regardless of gender, to work to end the discrimination still faced by women in many aspects of our society.

Women's First World War

British Poster for the Recruitment of Women to Armament Factories 1916. Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images.

With World War I, women entered the jobs traditionally occupied by men, as they were fighting on the front line. At the end of the conflict, the return of women to their usual posts, with the inferiority of conditions before the war, led to the beginning of their struggle for equal labour rights.

 

This struggle leads us to the current employment situation, where the pay gapand glass ceilings are still a reality that causes a great imbalance between the opportunities of women and men to reach the same place and achieve the same goals.

women's world of work

Today we can say that women are present in virtually every sector of our economy and at all levels, even if we still have to get more representation at the highest levels within companies.

 

Women are employees, employers and self-employed. Our workforce contributes, at a minimum, to the same extent as that of men in the economy of our state.

 

On this International Women’s Day, from Espai 114 we want to remind you that you have at your disposal our Business Center (private offices, coworking, meeting room, entrepreneurship tools, financial solutions and labor, tax and legal consulting service) to support and grow all your professional projects.

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This post is dedicated to the women who are part of the Espai 114 team.

 

We are theBusiness Center of Badalona, to give visibility and possibilities to your business and today more than ever to women.

 

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Separating the workspace from the personal space

If your workspace is the same as the personal space, you may feel like you’re home all day. If work makes you spend most of your time in the same place where you live, today we’ll talk about why it’s important for you to separate your workplace from your home.

To start and most importantly, disconnection. If you work in the same place where you develop your personal life, you can never stop thinking about work. It is very important to disconnect from your working life once your day is over. Having a fixed schedule will help you separate work from your private life.

If you leave your home, you’ll also improve productivity. Getting up and getting ready to go to work will increase your willingness to make the most of your day. On the contrary, staying will cause you inevitable distractions and tempt you to take care of things like cleaning the house or razing the fridge.

 

Another reason to do this is to broaden your circle and have more opportunities to discover new places and people who can bring you knowledge and experiences. In the long run, they can report on new customers or business synergies beneficial to your business.

On the other hand, physically and mentally leaving your place of residence will force you to look at the outside world, renewing your thoughts and ideas and favoring your imaginative and creative capacity.

 

coworking badalona

A perfect place to move your work area is a coworking.

They are spaces specifically designed for the development of the work activity and fully equipped for this purpose. In a coworking space,professionals from different sectors, both self-employed and employed, share the same space to develop each their work functions.

Our Coworking in Badalona offers you all the comforts you may need and offers you a wide variety of complementary services specialized in freelancers, micro-enterprises and SMEs. You’ll have all the benefits of a workspace for you, coupled with the benefits of being located in the Espai 114 Business Center.

We invite you to visit our facilities, try them and find finally the professional space you need.

 

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

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

Offices in Badalona: Espai 114

In Espai 114 we have a service for renting offices in Badalona since October 2017. This space complements coworking in an ideal way. The first step for an entrepreneur is usually a coworking table and, when their business evolves, they can choose to expand their workspace and go on to rent an office. It does not mean that an entrepreneur can not go directly to have his own office, this is usually the most usual.

The project of the offices in Espai 114 has been a perfect complement to our Coworking, being able to increase the number of companies and professionals, which can benefit each other from a common workspace, networking, and all the services that Lladó Grup offers to its customers.

In this way, we have managed to retain great value customers that help us to make Espai 114 a place for all types of companies, where our priority is to facilitate their growth and future, specializing in SMEs, micro-SMEs and independent professionals.

offices badalona

We have five offices in Badalona, private and fully equipped, with capacity for work for 2 people. They are open offices, exterior and bright, making them a perfect space for daily work.

Each office is equipped with:

– Two tables, two chairs, two books, two wardrobes.

– Individual air conditioning with heat pump.

– Supplies (water, electricity, air conditioning).

– Internet (fiber optic cable and Wi-Fi).

– Availability 24/7. We deliver you a key and you can enter and leave whenever you want.

– Insurance against theft.

– Use of the meeting room.

– CANON multifunction printer.

– Cleaning service.

– Reception.

– Domiciliation of up to 3 companies

– and others….

Our clients enjoy the use of our Meeting Room , the corporate domiciliation and can complete the services with financial advice andlegal, labor and tax consulting of Lladó Grup Consultor.

 

the meeting room

The rate for renting offices includes a bag of 10 hours per month in the Meeting Room. It is a diaphanous space specially designed to achieve diverse functions, and adapt to changes and all kinds of needs. It can be used for interviews, meetings, talks, trainings. Our room adapts to our client.

They also have the option to domiciliate their company in Espai 114. They will be domiciled in a prestigious address in the center of Badalona,giving their business the image, seriousness and confidence they want to project.

When our customers domicile their company in our Business Center they can receive visits from their customers and receive messaging and parcels during business hours of the Business Center. We can also help you give more visibility to your Brand through the screens of our Business Center and our Website.

If you are looking for a place to work and still do not decide, you can contact us and close a visit to our facilities. You’ll be able to see them and meet us. This old entry can inspire you: Economic difference between local rental and business center

 

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

What is a Business Center

In case you still don’t know for sure what a Business Center is, today we’re going to explain it to you.

A Business Center is a place that offers private workspaces and complementary services for companies, so that they can carry out their professional activity successfully.

It is a work center where companies from different sectors coexist.

 

Save time and money

Business Centers offer more flexible terms than traditional offices. With a single payment of the rent of the space, the company does not have to think about anything else, the center takes care of the rest: air conditioning costs, supplies, cleaning, maintenance, reception… You can see the comparison between renting a traditional office and renting a space in a business center in this old post.

 

In addition, companies can outsource tasks, saving time. Business centers have services such as mail reception, parcels, reception of visits, courier, secretarial, etc.

 

business center room meetings

Flexibility and workspaces

In our space you have availability of your office or coworking 24 hours a day and every day of the year.

In addition to the flexibility regarding the adaptation and evolution of your work. You can move from a coworking table to a private office or simply have your company domiciled at our address. In addition, you have a multipurpose room for hours to meet with your workers or customers.

You can decide the type of space and time you need it.

 

Image

Key location, in our case in the center of Badalona, so that companies project a more professional image and thus provide greater visibility to their business and a good communication. This will make your image look favored.

 

Consulting

This Business Center, at the same time, is a business consultancy. Lladó Grup Consultor is a consolidated consultancy, which was created in 1955, has other differentiated facilities and is located a few blocks from our space. Here you can receive labor, tax and legal advice without having to hire this service in another consultan advice outside your office.

 

secure business center

Secure business center

This 2021 will continue to be marked by the COVID-19 pandemic. Companies must adapt quickly to changes and secure their workers’ space. That’s why business workers are coming here to work remotely. We seek the safety of our customers, with protection systems between them and health measures.

 

SERVICES WE OFFER AT ESPAI 114:

Coworking

Private offices

Business domiciliation

Meeting room

Financial solutions

Consulting

Continuous formation

 

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.

 

Order your workplace with Marie Kondo

Tidy up your workplace, both what it’s seen it and what doesn’t. Marie Kondo can talk to us about organization. In case you don’t know her, Marie Kondois an expert organizer, a large entrepreneur and considered in 2015 to be one of the 100 most influential people in the world by the Time magazine. Well, he’s written a new book, “Joy at work”. This one will try to help us get more out of our businesses, waste less time, lead our teams better and enjoy our workday. At least, interesting, right?

The benefits of organizing actually go far beyond the domestic realm and are easily applicable to our professional life. Marie’s advice will help us optimize our time, be efficient, and focus on the most important tasks. Limit the number of unnecessary meetings that you could solve with a simple email. Learn to prioritize.

 

marie kondo

The order expert explains that searching for lost items averages one work week per year and employee. Within four years, that reaches a full month. In the United States alone, this loss of productivity would be $8.9 billion annually. Another example is a survey of workers in the US and the UK, about the loss of productivity for forgetting passwords that reaches at least $420 per employee annually. In a company of about 25 people, that equates to more than $10,000 a year.

Thus seen, the effects of disorder are devastating but, according to Kondo, there is no need to worry. Organizing is the solution. And here are the tips to keep your workplace organized:

 

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1. Organize both physical workspace and non-physical aspects including time, decision making, team management, meetings and social media.

In a survey of a thousand active American adults, 90% felt that disorder had a negative impact on their lives. Low productivity, a negative mindset, little motivation and little happiness. It is important to maintain a well-orderedworkspace, whether inthe office, coworking or working from home, as we spend many hours at work.

Among some of Marie’s tips for maintaining order at work, one of them is assigning a specific place for each thing, seeking maximum simplicity, and not dispersing storage spaces.

 

2. Choose only what awakens our joy.

If we ask ourselves ‘does this bring me joy?’ we discover what is really important to us. It has been shown that ordering the workplace improves performance and consequently increases the joy we get from our work.

When you get rid of all the unnecessary and have a well-ordered workspace, you’ll see your energy renewed.

 

Order

3. Avoid excesses.

When we are inundated with things, information and tasks, our brains get overwhelmed and we lose our sense of control and the ability to choose. We are no longer able to take the initiative or choose our actions, we forget that work is a means to realize our dreams and aspirations and we lose our love for our work.

 

4. Embrace minimalism

In relation to the previous point, excess belongings are often friends with disorder and chaos. Remember the premise of “less is more” to apply it to all areas of your life. Stop accumulating the tickets and invoices you save just in case, delete old emails and throw away everything you no longer need. Here you have a Netflix series about Minimalism.

 

sort your workplace

5. Take breaks.

From time to time you have to stop and perform some muscle stretches. And let’s not forget to let the email rest too.

 

Remember: sort your workplace to keep your mind and ideas neat.

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

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