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Wurkr launches a new configurational feature. Look Closely!

 

An already cool digital workplace, Wurkr has rolled out a new feature making the platform more efficient and user-friendly. With the new "profile configuration", you can make changes to all your profile settings from one place. 

Be it availability, status messages, or integrating your personal Google workspace - do it from just a single point of access! We have outlined all the features here in this article. 

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Why Now is the Best Time To Begin Your Startup Journey?

Introduction:

The biggest wave of startups and innovation is here and we are all witnessing astounding growth. Problems we couldn’t have even imagined would ever be solved are now crushed with technology. People from around the globe have now become dependent on smartphones for their daily activities. From education and entertainment to commute and networking, everything is convenient just because of some disruptive startups. So if you are an aspiring entrepreneur, and want to solve problems and make a business out of them - there hasn’t been a better time!

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How Office Culture can feel Restrictive

 

For the longest time, in-person office culture has been the dominant way to work. However, this is changing. Labour movements and the pandemic have created a situation where the general populace is ready for change. If it's been the only way you’ve ever worked, it may be difficult to imagine what life would be like in a more employee-oriented culture that allows flexibility in work hours and location. Too easy is to grow accustomed to the flaws of office work and assume they are a necessity of modern work, but they are not! Office workers have had a taste of working from home and are ready to unshackle themselves from the 9-to-5, commute to work lifestyle they’ve grown tired of living. 

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Why Work is Shifting to an Employee-Oriented Culture

For the longest time, the relationship between the employer and employee has been out of balance, with employees lacking the power to stand up for themselves in the workplace. However more recently, thanks to a cultural movement that prioritises self-care and values life outside the office, employers have had to loosen their grip on the average workers' life - and have found out that it benefits them too anyway. 

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Wurkr Announces Startup Program Targeting Global Startups

Press Release:

London, 28 February 2022 - Wurkr, the UK and India-based immersive SaaS Digital Workplace application enabling collaboration and productivity while working from anywhere has announced an innovative program for startups around the world. Using this program, companies can enjoy premium features such as adding up to 50 team members to their Wurkr workplace, having up to 10 people in a video meeting, enjoying a real-time chat, screen sharing, grid view, room lock, 2000 video minutes per month, customer support, and multiple screen sharing. 

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A remote working set up from a third workplace like a cafe, coffee shop, hotel lobby, hotel room or even a library thanks to the perks of flexible working and hybrid working

Adding 'Third Workplaces' to the Mix of Flexible Working

As the world gets to grips with a post-pandemic way of working, not everyone is in a rush to get back to the office, but not everyone wants to continue to work from home, which is also often their sanctuary too.

A ‘third workplace’ concept seems to be the current trend, although it won’t be anything new to those who are accustomed to remote working and therefore won’t be surprised to hear that more and more people are choosing to work in cafes, restaurants or hotel lobbies.

However, these ‘third workplaces’ are a brilliant idea for businesses that are having to diversify due to the pandemic.

 

In this article I read recently, a restaurant in New York, which doesn’t usually serve food until after 5pm, has turned into a co-working space during the day. Not only does it open itself up to a different type of clientele, but it’s also another way of generating revenue in what has been a really tough year.

As business owners, our environment influences our performance. The office doesn’t always lend itself to thinking space, while being boxed into the spare room at home with minimal space to move isn’t always conducive to our best work either.

Having a third place to escape to certainly comes with many benefits.

Private members clubs such as Soho House and Babington House, and co-working spaces, such as WeWork and Regus have been providing spaces for people to work from for years, as an alternative to being in the office.

Obviously during lockdown we no longer had access to these spaces, so we really were stuck at home.

But now? Now our needs have changed yet again. A space to work isn’t just about having access to wifi and tea and coffee, now we’re thinking more about the environment in which we’re in.

A busy cafe, a hotel lobby or even a library aren’t the best solution for taking work calls. Equally, not having access to a bright open space can stunt creative thinking.

Our mental health and having thinking space is now more of a priority when choosing where we work from.

But an age-old problem still exists, and isn’t going to go away any time soon. That problem? Feeling isolated and disconnected from the rest of your team. How do you recreate an office environment when the team is dispersed all over the country, the country, or even the world?

Yes, being around others will help you feel less alone, but you’re still not physically or emotionally connecting with your colleagues. And while you can use video conferencing tools such as Zoom or Skype, taking work calls in a public space isn’t always a viable option.

This is why Wurkr works.

And is the exact reason why Annil and I are so passionate about it, because it bridges the gap, it brings a remote, dispersed workforce together so that they can truly work together, they can still feel connected and feel part of a team .

 

Pre-lockdown, many remote workers missed human connection, but it came with the remote-working territory. As if choosing to work remotely means that you’re choosing to cut off the human connection element. 

But since the world has had to work remotely, the human connection element is now more of a necessity, rather than a nice-to-have. 

And it makes sense, because you can’t really understand something unless you’ve experienced it personally.

During the pandemic most office-based businesses have had to rely on remote working, with everyone being in the same boat. Now that the world is re-opening, it’s up to us to create a way of working that promotes a positive experience for everyone.

A solution that keeps us connected and engaged and interacting with each other, whether we’re working at opposite desks or on the other side of the world. 

So while I think these ‘third workplaces’ offer a different option in terms of your working environment, the need to stay connected and the need for human interaction is a basic need that still needs to be met.

Try Wurkr! Sign up for your own virtual workspace and start working flexibly today : www.wurkr.io

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Posts about:

Workplace

Wurkr launches a new configurational feature. Look Closely!

 

An already cool digital workplace, Wurkr has rolled out a new feature making the platform more efficient and user-friendly. With the new "profile configuration", you can make changes to all your profile settings from one place. 

Be it availability, status messages, or integrating your personal Google workspace - do it from just a single point of access! We have outlined all the features here in this article. 

Read More

Why Now is the Best Time To Begin Your Startup Journey?

Introduction:

The biggest wave of startups and innovation is here and we are all witnessing astounding growth. Problems we couldn’t have even imagined would ever be solved are now crushed with technology. People from around the globe have now become dependent on smartphones for their daily activities. From education and entertainment to commute and networking, everything is convenient just because of some disruptive startups. So if you are an aspiring entrepreneur, and want to solve problems and make a business out of them - there hasn’t been a better time!

Read More

How Office Culture can feel Restrictive

 

For the longest time, in-person office culture has been the dominant way to work. However, this is changing. Labour movements and the pandemic have created a situation where the general populace is ready for change. If it's been the only way you’ve ever worked, it may be difficult to imagine what life would be like in a more employee-oriented culture that allows flexibility in work hours and location. Too easy is to grow accustomed to the flaws of office work and assume they are a necessity of modern work, but they are not! Office workers have had a taste of working from home and are ready to unshackle themselves from the 9-to-5, commute to work lifestyle they’ve grown tired of living. 

Read More

Why Work is Shifting to an Employee-Oriented Culture

For the longest time, the relationship between the employer and employee has been out of balance, with employees lacking the power to stand up for themselves in the workplace. However more recently, thanks to a cultural movement that prioritises self-care and values life outside the office, employers have had to loosen their grip on the average workers' life - and have found out that it benefits them too anyway. 

Read More

Wurkr Announces Startup Program Targeting Global Startups

Press Release:

London, 28 February 2022 - Wurkr, the UK and India-based immersive SaaS Digital Workplace application enabling collaboration and productivity while working from anywhere has announced an innovative program for startups around the world. Using this program, companies can enjoy premium features such as adding up to 50 team members to their Wurkr workplace, having up to 10 people in a video meeting, enjoying a real-time chat, screen sharing, grid view, room lock, 2000 video minutes per month, customer support, and multiple screen sharing. 

Read More
A remote working set up from a third workplace like a cafe, coffee shop, hotel lobby, hotel room or even a library thanks to the perks of flexible working and hybrid working

Adding 'Third Workplaces' to the Mix of Flexible Working

As the world gets to grips with a post-pandemic way of working, not everyone is in a rush to get back to the office, but not everyone wants to continue to work from home, which is also often their sanctuary too.

A ‘third workplace’ concept seems to be the current trend, although it won’t be anything new to those who are accustomed to remote working and therefore won’t be surprised to hear that more and more people are choosing to work in cafes, restaurants or hotel lobbies.

However, these ‘third workplaces’ are a brilliant idea for businesses that are having to diversify due to the pandemic.

 

In this article I read recently, a restaurant in New York, which doesn’t usually serve food until after 5pm, has turned into a co-working space during the day. Not only does it open itself up to a different type of clientele, but it’s also another way of generating revenue in what has been a really tough year.

As business owners, our environment influences our performance. The office doesn’t always lend itself to thinking space, while being boxed into the spare room at home with minimal space to move isn’t always conducive to our best work either.

Having a third place to escape to certainly comes with many benefits.

Private members clubs such as Soho House and Babington House, and co-working spaces, such as WeWork and Regus have been providing spaces for people to work from for years, as an alternative to being in the office.

Obviously during lockdown we no longer had access to these spaces, so we really were stuck at home.

But now? Now our needs have changed yet again. A space to work isn’t just about having access to wifi and tea and coffee, now we’re thinking more about the environment in which we’re in.

A busy cafe, a hotel lobby or even a library aren’t the best solution for taking work calls. Equally, not having access to a bright open space can stunt creative thinking.

Our mental health and having thinking space is now more of a priority when choosing where we work from.

But an age-old problem still exists, and isn’t going to go away any time soon. That problem? Feeling isolated and disconnected from the rest of your team. How do you recreate an office environment when the team is dispersed all over the country, the country, or even the world?

Yes, being around others will help you feel less alone, but you’re still not physically or emotionally connecting with your colleagues. And while you can use video conferencing tools such as Zoom or Skype, taking work calls in a public space isn’t always a viable option.

This is why Wurkr works.

And is the exact reason why Annil and I are so passionate about it, because it bridges the gap, it brings a remote, dispersed workforce together so that they can truly work together, they can still feel connected and feel part of a team .

 

Pre-lockdown, many remote workers missed human connection, but it came with the remote-working territory. As if choosing to work remotely means that you’re choosing to cut off the human connection element. 

But since the world has had to work remotely, the human connection element is now more of a necessity, rather than a nice-to-have. 

And it makes sense, because you can’t really understand something unless you’ve experienced it personally.

During the pandemic most office-based businesses have had to rely on remote working, with everyone being in the same boat. Now that the world is re-opening, it’s up to us to create a way of working that promotes a positive experience for everyone.

A solution that keeps us connected and engaged and interacting with each other, whether we’re working at opposite desks or on the other side of the world. 

So while I think these ‘third workplaces’ offer a different option in terms of your working environment, the need to stay connected and the need for human interaction is a basic need that still needs to be met.

Try Wurkr! Sign up for your own virtual workspace and start working flexibly today : www.wurkr.io

Read More