Flexible schedule: advantages for your company

Flexible schedule is increasingly implemented by companies. You may have considered implementing it for your workers yourself, but you are not sure of the benefits it entails. Continue reading to get out of doubt.

 

First of all, what does flexible schedule means?

 

Flexible schedule consist of offering facilities to workers with regard to the reconciliation of their personal and professional lives. These will comply with the hours stipulated in your contract, but may vary the start and end times, the distribution of them during the week or even carry them out outside the office.

 

As a company, what are the advantages that the flexible schedule of my workers will bring me?

 

Commuting to work

– Reduced travel time

There are many employees who spend a large amount of time a day commuting to and from work.

 

If we eliminate the obligation to go to the workplace to carry out their tasks, workers earn a lot of daily time that they can devote to other things.

 

productivity at work

– Commitment and productivity

This increase in the freedom of employees translates directly into an increase in motivation and commitment they have with the company.

At the same time, this motivation translates into increased efficiency and productivity.

 

Workers feel that they make much better use of the time they spend on their work.

 

reduce fixed costs

– Reduce costs

A direct benefit of flexibility is the savings in the company’s fixed costs. If the number of employees working in the office is reduced or completely eliminated, we can save the cost of rent or consider replacing it with a coworking space that will mean a much lower expense and much more adaptable to our needs.

 

less absenteeism

– Minimize absenteeism

The high conciliation provided by the flexible schedule means that, in situations such as medical appointments or other types of unforeseen events, the worker chooses to modify the work schedule instead of not doing the hours.

 

These are just a few of the advantages that flexible schedule can bring to your company.

 

 

If you dare to apply it and need a coworking space in Badalona, contact us so that we can offer you all the information you need.

 

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How to have a good work-life balance doing telework

Having a good work-life balance doing telework can seem difficult. Finding a balance between procrastination and the large volumes of work that lead us to work many more hours than stipulated may seem impossible.

 

We often find that anxiety levels increase and our motivation plummets. Another common aspect is frustration and loss of confidence in one’s abilities.

 

telework

 

Maybe you’ve made a change from face-to-face work to telecommuting and you feel overwhelmed by this new work dynamic. If you want to know how to reconcile doing telework, here are some tips.

  • The place from which you work is different, so the way you work must adapt to this new situation. You face new challenges that will require new ways of facing them.
  • There will be interruptions. Normalize them. You cannot control the external factors that cause you small distractions in your workday and you must face them naturally and not with frustration. If you get a knock at the door when you’re on a video call, for example, you can take it with humor and not frustration. Your interlocutors will thus show more empathy and you will not lose your professionalism.
  • Avoid feelings of loneliness by periodically scheduling meetings with your co-workers or boss. Keeping in touch with people in your professional environment will influence your motivation.
  • Set a disconnection schedule. Just because you work remotely doesn’t mean you have to be available 24/7.
  • Move. It is possible that working from home you have considerably reduced the physical exercise you did daily. Try to replace it by doing activities such as going for a run, doing yoga classes or going to the gym.
  • Working outside the home is always an option. Have you ever considered working from a coworking? The atmosphere is very professional and will help you be more productive. In Espai 114 we have a coworking in the center of Badalona. Do not hesitate to contact us if you are interested.

Have a good work-life balance doing telework is possible!

work from home

 

In Espai 114 we have a coworking in the center of Badalona. Do not hesitate to contact us if you are interested.

 

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Tips for the life of a freelancer

A freelancer is a person who is self-employed and is in charge of his own company offering services or products.

 

All the responsibility for the work activity falls on the same person and that often makes it difficult to have a work-life balance.

 

If you are self-employed, here are some tips that can help you:

 

1. Set clear objectives.

Mark the objectives you want to reach. These objectives must be specific, measurable, realistic and time-bound. This will lead us to set goals and sub-goals to follow day by day, in addition to guiding us and providing motivation.

2. Do not stop looking for opportunities.

Spend a few hours a week searching on work platforms. Even if you do not lack work, perform this search on a regular basis to stay informed of the state of your sector and, who knows, find a great opportunity for your company.

3. Collaborate with other freelancers.

Do not hesitate to join other freelancers in the same sector or complementary to yours. You can come together to share ideas, bigger projects… Plus, it’s a good way to know how other people work and learn from them.

4. Establish appropriate rates for your products/services.

It is necessary to have established rates and update them over time. Do not hesitate to find out about the prices of the competition in your field and consider what you can offer. Consider raising the price of your products/services if you have a higher volume of work than you can cover.

5. Impose a schedule and a vacation

Although being a freelancer is a very hard job, in which you have to work long hours even weekends, you have to force yourself to separate work from personal life. If you don’t, you may feel overwhelmed.

 

With these tips we hope to help you reconcile the life of self-employed with the personal.

 

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How to Motivate the Work Team

How to motivate the work team?

A leader who guides his team contributes to trust among its members, knows how to act in difficult times and gets people to have autonomy and work with greater performance.

The motivation of the team is a fundamental factor for a group to work with the optimal resources and there are favorable results. The leader brings confidence and respect to achieve productive and efficient work.

Here are some tips to maximize your team’s motivation:

 

  • Reinforcement of motivation

The objective of this activity is to learn to keep your employees motivated and encourage them to share motivational tips with other team members. For example, make a video call with the work team where each one shares their knowledge, wisdom and experience to overcome their obstacles and achieve their goals and goals.

  • Set goals

With the objectives you can encourage teamwork. It is a good exercise to carry out this task. You can ask what are the goals of each of the workers at the end of the session and then contrast with the rest.

  • Rewards

 

These help to promote a positive relationship both with the company and among workers. It’s a way of thanking the team and increasing motivation by showing gratitude.

 

  • Life stories

For this activity each worker must share a personal story with the whole team or in small teams. The worker or team wins with the most captivating story. To avoid intimate stories, these will have to be related to labor affairs.

 

  • Points in Common

They will have to try to find points in common with the team. They will have to be divided into smaller groups and list the things each group has in common. The group that has the most things in common wins. It will be necessary to help the group that fewer things in common have to discover more points in common.

 

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What is a startup?

Startup in Spain: in 2021 our country has multiplied by four the investment in startups to reach 1.9 billion euros. In Spain there are currently more than 10,500 startups and 300 scaleups (innovative companies that are growing).

 

It should be noted that ours is the fifth European country with the highest number of startups and Barcelona is one of the cities where this type of company invests the most.

 

What is a startup?

A startup is a emerging company, which has been created recently or does not have a long history in the world of work. This company is usually in the development phase, presents high growth possibilities and sells products or services through ICT.

 

 

What differentiates a current company from a startup is the development of business from original and innovative ideas. The objective of startups is to cover the need for an offer that does not exist yet or is not fully developed.

 

General characteristics of a startup

– Is a new creation company.

– It is innovative to differentiate itself from the competition.

– Needs to grow rapidly.

– Sells a product or service.

– The equipment is mostly small and its components have little work experience.

 

 

Positive points of startups

  • Close interaction with the client. Since the team is small and is a small company, the relationship between startup and customer is very direct.
  • Innovation. One of the main characteristics of these companies is the process of evolution in projects thanks to their innovative power. They’re always looking for a way to differentiate themselves from the rest.

 

  • Teamwork. Being a small working group, everyone has their tasks and responsibilities, but they all help and cooperate in the team’s tasks. Therefore, everyone learns and acquires an overview of the company.

 

How do we help startups from Espai 114?

One of the purposes of Espai 114 is to offer a support space for entrepreneurs and businessmen, where they can enjoy a set of services and services that will help them develop their projects.

Some of the services we offer are:

Consulting

– Legal

– Tax

– Labour

Company and professional activities domiciliation

– Management of electronic notifications

– Tax address

– Commercial address

– Virtual office

Financial Solutions

– Savings management

– Business and private financing

– Financing via Crowdlending and Invoice Discounting

– Public financing

Business Center

– Rental of space Espai 114

– Rental of the Meeting and Event Room

– Entrepreneurship

– Administrative and commercial center

– Consulting and business management

Workspaces

– Private office rental

– Coworking space 24h/7dies

– Meeting space

 

 

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 and accompany you.

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.

 

holiday

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.

 

space 114 office

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

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.

 

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.

 

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?

 

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