Supposedly this week included the official cutoff of having to wish a happy new year to people you email.
It also brought us a whole raft of news, event invites, shared insights, podcast conversations and videos.
Here’s a few you may have missed,
(Oh and we truly do wish you and yours a happy and healthy 2021)
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📰 Coworking updates.
🗺 Why international members are virtually coworking ‘in Colorado’.Cohere shared some Q&As with some of their international members about what they love about being part of their virtual community.
🎯 A dive into the brand positioning of flex workspace brands.
Zoe Eilis-Moore shares an awesome intro brand positioning, using 8 UK coworking brands (and a positioning tool) to illustrate different brand personas.
🤔 What does the future hold for coworking spaces?
Mariella Agapiou digs into why they believe that flexibility, mobility and community are essential to the next generation of coworking spaces around the world.
🤝 CRE co’s take management of locations from closing chain.Daniel J. Sernovitz shared in an exclusive scoop that after 8 years, MakeOffices is closing down their 14 locations. The article also notes how JLL has confirmed that management of one of the locations. Could we be seeing more acquisitions of shared workspace offerings under these circumstances?
🇨🇦 Emergency stay at home orders declared in Ontario, Canada.
In response to the alarming rise ofcases, a declaration of emergency was made on January 12, 2021 for all of Ontario. The order makes it mandatory for all who can work from home to do so. Coworking Ontario has already begun arrange calls to coordinate and support coworking spaces.
💪 Coworking and coliving brands announce 6 non-profit partnerships.
The Shop and MYA (both Salt Lake City) have announced 6 new local non-profit partnerships, pledging ongoing support, programming and volunteerism.
👩💻 Spotting the White Space in office real estate, back in 2017.
Ginger Dhaliwal shares how and why she began working on the ‘White Space’ in commercial real estate, founding Upflex alongside her cofounder Christophe Garnier.
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📆 Coworking events.
15 Jan: Discuss this weekly summary on Clubhouse.
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27 Jan: Designing for Member Reentry APAC by GCUC.
28 Jan: How to work with your local London authority to make vibrant workspaces by the London Coworking Assembly.
29 Jan: PR strategies to strengthen coworking brands Coworking Convo.
🎙 Coworking conversations.
Bernie Mitchell chats with John Williams, Head of Marketing of The Instant Group about marketing coworking spaces in 2021.
Jamie Russo goes behind the scenes this week, chatting with Kelsey Sizemore, community manager at Forge Birmingham, AL.
Kay Sargent returns this week for a conversation with Liz Elam about design for the neurodiverse, the neurotypical, how most of us are grossly unaware of our sensitivities and how that affects our work.
📹 Coworking Videos.
Ciaran Delaney from Meetingsbooker introduced their new Work From Anywhere Enterprise platform using a creative video about managing the ‘new normal’.
The Back Office Studio in Michigan put together a fantastic video promo (sponsored by their local SBA office) showing off the benefits of coworking.