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Brighten Your Workday: The Importance of Good Lighting for Productivity

Lighting often goes unnoticed unless it’s too bright or too dim, yet it plays a vital role in our work environment and productivity. It affects mood, performance, comfort, and even overall health and well-being. This post explores the importance of good lighting in boosting productivity.

Enhances Mood and Energy

Good lighting can significantly impact a person’s mood and energy. A well-lit workspace often feels vibrant and motivates people to be more active. Natural light exposure has even been linked to an increase in serotonin production, the hormone associated with mood-boosting and keeping one’s spirits high. A brighter mood invariably translates to higher productivity.

Reduces Eye Strain and Fatigue

Working in a poorly lit environment can cause eye strain, headaches, fatigue, and a decrease in focus and concentration – all factors that decrease productivity. Good lighting conditions make it easier to see and focus without straining the eyes, thus allowing for longer periods of effective work.

Improves Sleep Quality

Exposure to natural light during the day and darkness at night helps regulate the body’s natural circadian rhythm, promoting better sleep quality. As restful sleep is linked to improved cognitive function, mood, and energy levels, good lighting indirectly impacts productivity.

Encourages Positive Interaction

Lighting can influence how we perceive our environment and interact with others within it. A well-lit workspace can encourage communication and collaboration, which can foster a more productive and efficient work environment.

Increases Safety

Good lighting improves visibility, reducing the risk of accidents that can occur due to poor lighting. This is particularly relevant in physical workspaces where safety is paramount.

This is a critical yet often overlooked factor in creating a productive work environment. As you design your workspace, be it a home office or a shared office solution like those at Work Webb, consider your environment carefully. Make use of natural light where possible and supplement with appropriate artificial lighting to ensure a bright, energized, and productive workspace.

Why Shared Office Solutions with Multiple Locations is the Winning Move for Your Business

The concept of work and the traditional office environment has seen a major shift over the years. Today, entrepreneurs, freelancers, and businesses, both large and small, are increasingly turning to shared office solutions. The appeal is clear: affordability, flexibility, and access to a range of resources. But what about providers that offer multiple locations? Let’s dive into why choosing a shared office solution with multiple locations can be the strategic choice your business needs.

Expansive Business Reach

One of the greatest advantages of a shared office solution with multiple locations is the possibility of expanding your business’s geographic reach. Need to meet a client in a different city? No problem. Want to explore a new market area? Easy. Multiple locations give you the flexibility to conduct business where it matters most without the commitment of long-term leases in various cities.

Flexibility and Convenience

With multiple locations at your disposal, you can choose to work wherever is most convenient for you on any given day. This flexibility can greatly enhance work-life balance, reduce commute times, and even allow you to schedule meetings in the most convenient location for all attendees.

Professional Image Across the Board

When you choose a shared office provider with multiple locations, you’re able to project a professional image no matter where you are. Each location offers well-equipped, beautifully furnished spaces that are bound to impress clients and partners alike.

Networking Opportunities

Each shared office location has its unique community of businesses and professionals. By having access to multiple sites, you’re not only expanding your business reach but also your network. This increased exposure can lead to collaborative opportunities, partnerships, and, potentially, new customers.

Consistent Service Quality

When you choose a shared office provider with multiple locations, like Work Webb, you can expect consistent quality and service across the board. Regardless of where you are, you’ll have access to high-speed internet, state-of-the-art office equipment, and other essential amenities that help your business function smoothly.

In an increasingly interconnected world, having a business presence in multiple locations can be a major competitive advantage. Shared office solutions with multiple locations offer businesses the flexibility, convenience, and professional image they need to thrive in today’s fast-paced business environment. Whether you’re a freelancer looking to expand your client base, a startup seeking new markets, or a corporation accommodating a diverse workforce, multi-location shared office spaces can be the strategic choice that propels your business forward.

To learn more about our shared office solutions, visit our website and call us today to schedule a tour.

How Work Webb’s Shared Office Solutions Can Accelerate Small Business Growth

Starting a small business is a brave venture filled with numerous challenges. One such hurdle is finding an affordable, professional workspace conducive to productivity and business growth. Fortunately, Work Webb, with its shared office solutions in Daytona Beach, Florida, has made this task much more manageable.

Cost Efficiency

One of the biggest benefits of a shared office solution like Work Webb is cost efficiency. Instead of committing to a long-term lease, worrying about utility bills, or dealing with maintenance and other hidden costs associated with traditional offices, small businesses can leverage shared office spaces. These come with affordable packages tailored to their needs, allowing them to redirect saved resources toward crucial business growth factors like employee development and marketing.

Professional Image

A professional image is essential for any business to thrive. Work Webb’s shared office spaces offer beautifully furnished offices and high-tech meeting rooms that can impress clients and associates alike. It’s easier to build credibility and trust with clients when meetings aren’t held at a coffee shop or a home office.

Access to Resources

Work Webb provides resources that would otherwise be costly for a small business. High-speed internet, state-of-the-art office equipment, and comfortable workstations are just a few amenities available. Small businesses can benefit from these resources without bearing the burden of individual procurement and maintenance.

Networking Opportunities

Shared office spaces like Work Webb’s cultivate a diverse community of businesses and professionals. These networking opportunities can lead to collaborations, partnerships, or customer referrals, directly promoting growth. Working in a dynamic environment can also inspire innovative ideas and strategies.

Flexibility

Work Webb offers a range of shared office solutions – from virtual to part-time and full-time shared or private office spaces. Such flexibility can accommodate the ebb and flow of business demands. As your business grows, you can easily upscale the office space or services you require without any major disruptions.

In essence, office solutions like Work Webb provide an excellent springboard for small businesses. They minimize costs and administrative hassles, allowing entrepreneurs to focus on what matters most – growing their business. We have two premium locations on Beach Street in Historic Downtown Daytona Beach, convenient to restaurants, courthouses & more! With a professional environment, essential amenities, flexible options, exceptional service, and competitive pricing, it’s the perfect solution for your business needs.

Read what our happy clients have to say; contact us to learn more about our services and how we can help take your small business to the next level. 

Transforming Law Practices: The Benefits of Shared Office Spaces for Law Firms

As the legal landscape evolves, law firms constantly seek new ways to optimize their practices, increase efficiency, and reduce costs. One solution gaining popularity is shared office spaces. This blog will explore the numerous benefits of shared office spaces for law firms and how they can contribute to your firm’s success.

Cost Savings

Shared office spaces offer law firms a more cost-effective alternative to traditional offices. By sharing the area and its associated costs, such as rent, utilities, and maintenance, firms can save considerable money. This allows them to allocate resources to more pressing needs, such as hiring additional staff or investing in new technology.

Flexible Lease Terms

Many shared office spaces offer flexible lease terms, allowing law firms to adjust their tenancy according to their needs. This flexibility is particularly beneficial for growing firms or those experiencing fluctuations in their caseloads, as they can easily scale their office space up or down as required.

Networking Opportunities

Shared office spaces often house professionals from various industries, creating a rich networking environment. Law firms can benefit from this by establishing connections with other businesses and fostering relationships that may lead to referrals, collaborations, or even new clients.

Access to State-of-the-Art Facilities

Most shared office spaces provide access to well-equipped meeting rooms, conference facilities, and state-of-the-art technology. This enables law firms to make a professional impression on clients and other legal professionals without incurring the costs of maintaining such facilities in a private office.

Enhanced Productivity

The communal environment of shared law office spaces can positively impact productivity. By working alongside other professionals, law firm employees may feel more motivated and inspired to perform at their best. Additionally, many shared office spaces offer a variety of workspaces, from private offices to open-plan areas, allowing individuals to choose the environment best suited to their work style.

Streamlined Administrative Services

Shared office spaces often provide various administrative services, such as receptionists, mail handling, and phone answering. This allows law firms to focus on their core legal work without hiring additional administrative staff or managing these tasks themselves.

Collaborative Atmosphere

A shared law office space fosters a collaborative atmosphere where professionals can exchange ideas, share knowledge, and learn from one another. This can lead to innovative solutions and creative problem-solving for law firms, giving them a competitive edge in the legal industry.

By embracing this new way of working, law firms can optimize their practices, enhance productivity, and stay competitive in the ever-changing legal landscape. Work Webb, located in Daytona Beach, Florida, offers law office share services. Visit our website to learn more, and call us to schedule a tour. We have a wide selection of options to fit most legal office needs.

What’s Happening Around Work Webb – April

If you’re looking for exciting things to do in Daytona Beach in April, there are a couple of local annual events that you won’t want to miss.

Saturday, APRIL 29, 2023, 1 PM – 5 PM
Spring Wine Walk
Riverfront Shops of Daytona Beach

As the weather warms up and the spring break crowds start to dissipate, the Spring Wine Walk is a fantastic way to spend a beautiful spring Saturday afternoon in Downtown Daytona Beach. Hosted on April 29th from 1 PM to 5 PM at the Riverfront Shops, attendees can stroll through unique shops and restaurants, enjoying live music and fine red and white wines from participating merchants. You can purchase advance tickets online for $25 per person or buy them on the day for $30 per person until sold out. For more information, visit Downtown Daytona Beach Events website.

Saturday, April 22, 2023, 10 AM
10th Annual Beach Bike Bar Crawl
Ocean Deck

The 10th Annual Beach Bike Bar Crawl is a perfect opportunity to get out for a great cause. The event aims to raise funds for the local Veteran’s Support Fund while allowing participants to explore Daytona Beach’s beach bars. Registration starts at 8:30 AM at Ocean Deck, with the crawl starting at 10 AM. Participants receive an event t-shirt and raffle tickets for prizes with a $20 registration fee. Register by clicking here.

February What’s Happening Around Work Webb

February in our little part of Florida is all about beer, bacon, butterflies, and music! Doesn’t this sound like fun? Read on for all the details on these fun events, and make sure you sign up to receive new blog posts directly to your email, so you never miss a What’s Happening post.

What’s Happening

Friday, February 17th, 7 pm
Madam Butterfly
Peabody Auditorium, Daytona Beach, FL

Madam Butterfly (in Italian Madama Butterfly) is one of opera’s most enduring tales of unrequited love. Puccini’s poignant score follows the tragic tale of Cio Cio San, a young Japanese girl who falls in love with American Naval officer Pinkerton, with devastating consequences. Teatro Lirico D’Europa is known for its lavish, fully orchestrated presentations with beautiful sets, costumes, and lighting. Sung in original Italian, English supertitles will be presented. Get your tickets here.

What’s Happening

Thursday, February 16 – Tuesday, February 21
7th Annual Voodoo Music Festival
Flagler Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL

Mardi Gras starts early in New Smyrna Beach with the 7th Annual Voodoo Music Festival from February 16th-Feb 21st, 2023, along Flagler Avenue. This countdown to the Mardi Gras music festival includes over 40 free shows over five days at various locations in the district. Stroll the street, listening to the locals. Click here for more information.

What’s Happening

Saturday, February 25, 2023, at 1 PM – 5 PM
5th Annual Beer & Bacon Festival
Riverfront shops of Daytona

Yessss! Beer AND Bacon AND Live Music AND Art!! Join the Riverfront Shops of Daytona as they celebrate the 5th Annual Beer & Bacon Festival!

On Saturday, February 25, from 1 PM to 5 PM on Beach Street in Downtown Daytona Beach, the Riverfront Shops of Daytona merchants will serve up a variety of craft beer tastings. Unique bacon snacks will be sold separately ($3-$5 each) at each stop.

Enjoy craft beer, savory bacon, live music, art, and more while strolling the downtown shops, bars, and restaurants. Another perfect day in Downtown Daytona Beach!!

Tickets are limited! Advance tickets are $20/person and will be available online through 11:30 PM Friday, February 24, and $25/person the day of the event until tickets are sold out.

How to Find and Prepare for a Meeting in Rented Conference Rooms

Rented conference rooms are a handy option for remote workers who don’t have access to a traditional office. They provide a temporary solution for an ongoing issue. They will likely help you make a more professional, long-lasting impression on your client than you ever would if you met at your local Starbucks. But how do you find and set up a rented conference for success?

Researching before you need a conference room is critical to preparing for the big client meeting to determine your required options.

It would help if you lined up all the available rentals in your area (or your client’s neighborhood) and considered your options. Location and available (preferably free) parking spaces near the building are crucial. The last thing you want is for your client to walk half a mile because the only available parking spots were found six blocks away. The neighborhood where the rental is located should also be safe because a sketchy peripheral zone does not leave a good first impression, even if you save a few bucks along the way.

It is also important the conference room comes with the office equipment you need. A stable and robust Internet connection and a whiteboard with matching markers might come in handy, so decide the items you need and look for these features when browsing the long list of meeting rooms up for rent.

Learn the Layout

Once you’ve settled on the conference room of your choice, explore the building inside and find out as much about it as possible. Get to know where the bathrooms are located, find out the position of the communal kitchen, and make sure you know where you can get a coffee. Once your clients arrive, it’s helpful to give off an air of confidence and act as if you’ve always done business at the location.

Work Webb provides professional conference rooms for rent in various options to suit most business needs. Visit our website to see what our Happy Clients say about this service, and call us today to schedule a tour.

January What’s Happening Around Work Webb

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We have not posted a “What’s Happening” blog in a while, but the series is back for 2023! Here are a few events around the office and in Daytona Beach that sound like fun over the next few weeks.

Scouts Day, Friday – Sunday, January 20-22, 2023
Daytona International Speedway

Back again in 2023, Scout Days return to Daytona during the Roar Before the Rolex 24 weekend! Pack your tents and bags for January 20 – 22, 2023 when thousands of scouts from across the nation convene for two nights of camping in Daytona International Speedway’s famous infield! Enjoy fun activities from garage tours, track walks, movie nights, and so much more.

Rolex 24, Saturday & Sunday, January 28-29, 2023
Daytona International Speedway

From sunrise to sunset and all through the night, witness as both man and machine are pushed to the limit in this twice-around-the-clock marathon, which has welcomed racing legends from across the motorsports universe since 1962. Get your tickets here.

Downtown Daytona Nights: Food Trucks, Friday, 5 – 9 pm, February 3, 2023
Magnolia Avenue & Beach Street, Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Food Truck Rallies are family-friendly events and open to the public. The Downtown Daytona Nights Food Truck Rallies have live music, plenty of free parking behind the Riverfront Shops, and downtown restaurants are open. Check here for more information.

What’s Happening for October In Daytona Beach

There is an event for everyone in October from carnivals to car festivals and fundraisers for a wonderful cause.  So if you are a fan of the Subaru, want to support Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Volusia, or love attending carnivals with your family, keep reading for all the details. 

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Volusia Halloween Fest, Sun, Oct 23, 12 – 6 PM, Volusia Mall
1700 W International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL

Dozens of family-friendly local businesses will hand out candy and showcase what they offer. Enjoy free face painting, arts & crafts, a photo booth, a reptile zoo, meet & greets, youth group performances, and more fun! The first 1,500 trick-or-treaters are guaranteed candy! Dress up as a family, and you may win a prize! Read more about this fun event here

Kid’s Zone at Family Days in Port Orange
October 27th – 30th, from 10 am to 5 pm
City Center Circle, Port Orange

Family Days is an event that is looked forward to every year. This carnival includes parades, vendors, food trucks, beer, One Daytona Kids Zone, and much more! It’s fun for the entire family and beer for the adults – a win, win all around. Presale ticket sales end October 27 if you want to purchase early and save. Click here for tickets.

Subiefest
Saturday, October 22nd, 10 am – 5 pm
Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach,

If you love your Subaru, you will love this event. It’s Florida’s largest Subaru enthusiast festival right in our backyard. There will be a car show, autocross, vendors & door prizes. Get your tickets and read more details by clicking this link

Little Literacy Heroes 3K Fun Run/Walk
Saturday, October 22, 10 am start time
355 N Beach St, Daytona Beach

This event is the third annual fundraiser to support access to books for local children and is the perfect opportunity to stay active and engaged while supporting early literacy in Volusia County. Walk or run to support the need for increased early literacy rates and access to books in your community.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Volusia is a free book-gifting program available to children birth to five years old in Volusia County at no cost to their families. The program mails one high-quality, age-appropriate book to the child each month. Donations from generous community members fully fund it. All proceeds from this event will benefit the more than 3,600 local Volusia County children this program serves. This free book-gifting program currently mails books to the homes of more than 3,800 local children ages birth – 5 years old. Sign up here.

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How to Create Better Work Experiences

The pandemic has transformed how we work and our expectations about work. There is a new awareness of how we work best— individually and collectively. This awareness is shaping new expectations about the physical workplace and how we manage its spaces. In addition, the new post-pandemic workplace must provide better work experiences and this means options.

Create places to work, reflect, and socialize in your office.

Rethink breakrooms and lobbies as places where employees can go to collaborate and even take a break from the screen. Telling your staff that they can take a break when needed and having space to do that will make them feel better about taking breaks when needed.

Revamp the Work Schedule.

Working from home is not for everyone, and by now, you can probably identify the workers that thrive in this setting and who do not. By revamping the work schedule to fit the individual needs of your staff, you will keep productivity and mental health positive. Hybrid is here to stay as well, so find a coworking space that has an option that fits your budget and schedule so your employees can work on their schedule when needed.

Being with other people is now an amenity.

As will all amenities, not everyone needs them to be productive. Coffee stations are critical to some employees, but not all. The same can be said for being with other people for work. With hybrid schedules, work from home, or a shared office solution, you can offer options to your staff to provide a better work experience where they individually thrive.
Post-pandemic is an excellent opportunity to create a new people-focused work experience that builds relationships and trust, fosters well-being, and promotes inclusion and equity. So hold a meeting with your team to get honest feedback on improving the work experience.

Daytona Beach Events

It may not feel like Fall, but September is around the corner, and some fantastic events are happening around the Daytona Beach Work Webb location. If you are a fan of food trucks, farmer’s markets, and wellness – keep reading!

Food Trucks
Friday, September 2, 5 – 9 pm
Daytona Beach, Magnolia Ave

The first Friday of the month has a great lineup of the area’s best food trucks, drinks, music & more. Come to stroll downtown Daytona Beach with the family and enjoy all the downtown offers. Click here for more information.

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Farmer’s Market
Magnolia Avenue
Saturday, September 3rd, 7 am – 12 pm

The Farmers’ Market is from 7 am to Noon at its new venue, on Magnolia Avenue between Beach Street and Palmetto Avenue. Ample free parking is available in public lots behind the Riverfront Shops. Enjoy a delightful day in Downtown Daytona Beach. Spend a memorable morning at the Farmers’ Market, and then explore the Riverfront Shops for truly distinctive shopping and dining. Click here for more information.

Wellness Run/Walk
Riverfront Esplanade
Sunday, September 4th, 7 am – 9 am

This event is an untimed, fun run or walk. There will be a start/finish arch on the Riverfront Esplanade path near 355 N Beach St., Daytona Beach entrance. Late starts are welcome. Go 1 Mile or a 5k. Strollers welcome!  Additional activities for the whole family include Lawn games, Yoga with Renew Yoga, Massages by Be, The Running Elements giveaways & Music on North Lawn. Learn more about this event here.

Work Webb What’s Happening – Daytona Beach

How do you know it’s summer here in Daytona Beach, Florida? When the Summer Concert series is back! A packed schedule includes many tribute bands, so pack a chair and grab your tickets. Here are some bands coming up over the next few weeks, including the 4th of July weekend. The best part is general admission is FREE, or you can purchase VIP seating for all of these events by clicking this link.

Friday, July 24th – Carnival of Crue, A Motley Crue Tribute

For over 15 years, this fantastic tribute band has played many large event stages, top venues, fly-in shows to casinos, and more. So expect all the massive hits done right with a band that looks, sounds and rocks like the real thing!

Saturday, July 2nd  – Boxer & Southern Cross

These incredible musicians perform as a Simon & Garfunkel and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young tribute band, so there will be loads of fantastic songs. After the show, stay for a colorful fireworks show over the Atlantic you won’t want to miss.

Sunday, July 3rd

The U.S. Bee Gees will do their thing, paying tribute to none other than the Bee Gees. Listen to classics like You Should Be Dancing and Stayin’ Alive all night long!

Monday, July 4th

It’s the Alter Eagles so get ready to rock out to the best Eagles hits. There will be another dazzling firework display after the music ends to celebrate the holiday.

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Hybrid Office Evolution

The hybrid office is where employees have the option to work from home, in a remote location, or in the office. This option is becoming popular. It offers employees the flexibility to work from home when needed and the opportunity to collaborate with co-workers in the office. Several factors are driving the move to the hybrid office, including the increasing popularity of remote work and the need for businesses to be more flexible and accommodating to employees.

The Hybrid Office Started Before COVID

During the pandemic, employees worked from home. COVID did not start the work-from-home trend. In 2017, FlexJobs and Global Workplace Analytics reported that between 2005 and 2015, telecommuting half-time or more increased by 115%. The United States Census Bureau released this infographic in 2013. This graphic states that advances in technology contributed to the increase of remote workers and gave a breakdown of the industries of these home-based workers. Employers learned during the pandemic was remote workers performed as well as on-site employees. Staff now want to continue this work arrangement. Some employers are considering a hybrid work schedule to keep the employees happy.

Employees Have a New “Worth It” Equation

According to a study conducted by Microsoft COVID has reshaped the priorities of the workforce. This study reported that employees are prioritizing their health and wellbeing, acting on this concept. Fancy offices and free lunches are not the perks employees look for from a job any longer. Employees want a work-life balance – period. The best leaders will create a culture that embraces flexibility and prioritizes employee wellbeing.

The Big Compromise

Managers feel stuck between employee demands and leadership’s expectations on returning to the office full-time. A compromise will need to be made in some corporations. The younger generations are more opt to quit a job if they feel that their wellbeing is not as valued as their work performance, while older generations will be okay with the complete return to the office.
 
This is where the hybrid schedule comes into play. Having a flexible schedule might be the answer to making both managers and leadership happy. If employers use the right technology and communicate clearly, a hybrid environment can fit most needs. There is no one size fits all approach, but with co-working spaces set to double by 2023 most industries have the resources to create a productive work environment to meet their employees’ needs.
 
If you are looking for a shared office solution for your hybrid work schedule, or need a desk for the day as a remote worker to increase your productivity, consider Work Webb. We have two locations and a variety of options to suit most needs. Call us to schedule a tour.

Spring Edition of What’s Happening in Daytona Beach

Happy April! We love that spring is here in Daytona Beach, and it’s wonderful to have events coming back after the two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. Here are a few events around our Daytona Beach location that should be fun if the weather cooperates.

Daytona Beach Inaugural Arts Fest
Saturday, April 9th, 9 – 5 pm
Sunday, April 10th – 10 – 4
Downtown Daytona Beach, Beach Street, Orange Avenue to Bay Street

The Daytona Beach Arts Fest will offer a social experience to view artists’ works and installations, listen to local music, participate in a live painting competition, and more. The Riverfront Shops of Daytona Beach offer a historically beautiful backdrop as you relax, have a drink and eat, and become part of a community with family and friends. Click here to learn more about this event.

Spring Wine Walk
Saturday, April 23rd, 1- 5 pm

The Spring Wine Walk is a great way to get together with friends and family to enjoy a beautiful spring Saturday afternoon in historic Downtown Daytona Beach. Sip, sample, socialize, stroll along Riverfront Park on Beach Street, visit participating merchants, and taste fine wines. Attendees will spend the afternoon walking through unique Downtown Daytona Beach shops and restaurants, visiting different merchants, and enjoying live music while sampling fine red and white wines served by participating merchants.

Advance tickets are $25/person and can be purchased online here through 11:30 pm on Friday, April 22. Tickets will also be available the day of the event at registration points for $30/per person until they sell out. For more information, please visit this website.

How to Overcome the Challenges of Hybrid Work

While companies are preparing to bring their staff back into the office, some consider a hybrid work schedule as the new norm. This arrangement allows the employees to continue to work remotely while lowering the business’s overhead costs, but it does come with challenges. But how is this new schedule implemented at no expense to their employee experience?

The specifics must be planned out for your individual business needs, and if done correctly, a hybrid work schedule can be a win-win for everyone.

Here are a few common problems and solutions.

Misalignment between in-office and remote employees

Hybrid working can create a disconnect between employees working in the office and those not. One of the main appeals of hybrid is the balance between independence and collaboration, and you need to make sure your hybrid working arrangement encourages both.

One way to overcome this problem is to set specific days for in-office work and make those days focus on collaboration. In contrast, the days when everyone’s working from home are reserved for more independent work, which doesn’t require (as much) in-person interaction.

Office Costs

Depending on how your company intends to balance this new schedule, keeping a dedicated office could waste resources. With a hybrid work schedule, you will need some office space.

One of your best options is probably a coworking office space or another company to share it with.

Labor costs

It makes sense that remote employees aren’t entitled to reimbursement of travel expenses and should instead be compensated for using their own internet and electricity. But how do you balance that in a hybrid setting?
Offer the employees the choice and let them know of the tradeoffs and/or changes to their benefits in advance. They can then decide on what is best for them.

Managing the Employee Experience

A hybrid schedule is a big disrupter in traditional office settings. Company culture is experienced much differently for employees mainly working in the office versus those working remotely. This is especially relevant for new employees who need to get onboarded in a remote or hybrid setting.

Strive to keep the experience as balanced as possible and remember to offer everyone the choice. Plan company events with hybrid top of mind, potentially in combination with more in-person get-togethers, and ask other companies what they do on this issue.

Work Webb can assist you to implement a hybrid work schedule with its menu of options. We have two locations, Daytona Beach and Melbourne, Florida, with dedicated parking and conveniently located to restaurants. Read what our happy clients have to say about our services and call us to schedule a tour.

Hybrid Work Schedule Benefits

This year employees expect to have more flexible work options, and one option is a hybrid work schedule. A hybrid work schedule includes having employees work from home remotely, in the office exclusively, or a mix of both in-house and remote. Hybrid work uses digital tools to support interaction between in-person and remote participants, and these tools must facilitate participation, collaboration, and communication to be successful. Here are some benefits of implementing a hybrid work schedule for your employees:

Improved productivity

A hybrid work schedule can offer flexibility and empower employees to utilize their strengths, boosting productivity.

Boost employee satisfaction and culture

The attractiveness of hybrid work is employees choose when and where to work. This allows employees to focus on getting work done peacefully and without being disturbed or distracted.

Better work relationships

Virtual meetings can play too significant a role in hybrid work. Providing a mix of in-person and virtual meetings tailored to team members’ habits and needs will build better working relationships.

Improved mental health

Fully remote work reduces human interaction, adversely affecting your employees’ mental state and it’s essential to create opportunities that optimize communication and foster mental well-being. The work-life fit is a vital aspect of any healthy working environment. And hybrid work enables each employee to fit their work and life together in a way that works for them.

The hybrid work model has the potential to take your organization to a new level of productivity. Finding a shared office solution in your area can assist you in finding the perfect temporary office space for your hybrid work needs. Call us today for more information or schedule a tour at one of our locations.

What’s Happening Around Work Webb- Daytona Beach

For many, February is all about the Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day, but for us here at Work Webb, this month is about beer, bacon, and chocolate. Nothing against the big game and celebrating love, but when two events put three of your favorite things together, we get excited. Here are the details of these annual events:

11TH Annual Wine & Chocolate Walk
Saturday, February 12, 2022 – 1pm to 5pm

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The Wine & Chocolate Walk is a popular event for locals and visitors alike. Celebrating its 11th anniversary, the Wine & Chocolate Walk has become a yearly tradition. Landing just before Valentine’s Day, there’s just something magical about the combination of wine, chocolate, and February!

Get your tickets here before they sell out.

4th Annual Beer & Bacon Festival
Saturday, February 26, 1-5 pm

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The Riverfront Shops of Daytona merchants will serve up a variety of craft beer tastings. Unique bacon snacks will be sold separately ($3-$5 each) at each stop. Come enjoy craft beer, savory bacon, live music, art, and more while strolling the downtown shops, bars, and restaurants. Another perfect day in Downtown Daytona Beach!! Tickets are limited! Advance tickets are $20/person and will be available online through 11:30 PM Friday, February 25, and $25/person day of the event.

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What’s Happening Around Work Webb – Daytona Beach

The month of January is not only a little colder for us Floridians; it is also packed with fun events that include music, chili, and beer. The cold weather usually shows up for just a few days (today being one of them, brrr), so watch the climate if you plan on attending one of the outdoor events we are featuring in this post. Here is what’s happening around Daytona Beach Work Webb this month:

Saturday, January 22nd, 8 pm
Little Feat By Request, The Peabody Auditorium

 

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The Peabody Auditorium is not located near the office, but in Daytona Beach, it has a rich entertainment history and  is an excellent venue. They fill their schedule with all types of performances, so please visit their website to learn more. This month, we are featuring a concert in this post – the Little Feat by Request Tour. Little Feat fuses a broad span of styles and genres into something utterly distinctive. A mix of California rock, funk, folk, jazz, country, rockabilly, New Orleans swamp boogie, and more stirred into a rich gumbo that can only be Little Feat. You can purchase tickets here.

Saturday, from 1-5 pm January 29
Chili & Brew, Historic Downtown Daytona Beach

 

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Chili & Brew is a great way to get together with friends and family to enjoy a beautiful Saturday afternoon in historic Downtown Daytona Beach.
During this progressive chili tasting event, attendees that purchase a Chili & Brew passport will visit each participating host site at their leisure and sample each host’s featured chili. Chili & Brew passports will list the participating merchants and names of their featured chili. Craft beer is sold separately.

Stroll through the Downtown Daytona Beach shops and restaurants and enjoy live music, all while sampling tasty chilis. Tickets are limited so purchase them today! Advance tickets are $15/person through 11:30 pm Friday, January 28, 2022. On the day of the event, tickets are $20 until sold out. All attendees must register to receive their spoons and passports. Visit this site to purchase tickets and read the COVID protocols.

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What’s Happening – Daytona Beach

As you gather with friends and family for the holidays, you may want to get out to explore. There is always something happening in Daytona Beach, and this is one of the many reasons we love where we live and work. So if you are hosting this year or traveling to this area, here are two family-friendly events you might want to put on your calendar.

 happening in Daytona BeachMagic of Lights
Daytona International Speedway
runs to January 1st, Sunday – Saturday 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Magic of Lights is a dazzling, drive-through holiday lights experience featuring favorite holiday scenes and characters of the season using the latest LED technology and digital animations. Experience Magic of Lights from the comfort and safety of your car as you wind through the sparkling path of Daytona’s favorite holiday tradition. One carload, one price. Magic of Lights is a great family entertainment value, and every ticket to Magic of Lights benefits AdventHealth facilities through Volusia and Flagler counties. Purchase tickets here.

 

happening in Daytona BeachDowntown Daytona Nights Food Truck Rally
Magnolia Ave, Daytona Beach
December 17th, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Rally for the weekend at this family-friendly event on Magnolia Avenue in historic Downtown Daytona Beach! Enjoy live music, food trucks, and Downtown restaurants. Plenty of free parking is available.

May this holiday season bring enormous happiness and peace to your life. Have a Happy Holiday.

Benefits of Remote Working

When companies worldwide sent their employees home to work virtually due to COVID-19, remote work had a big moment.

When companies worldwide sent their employees home to work virtually due to COVID-19, remote work had a big moment. What became apparent was that employees could be productive and focused when not in the office—in many cases, even more so. As a result, employers everywhere began to understand that remote work works.

Here are some benefits to working remotely:

Better Work-Life Balance

Remote jobs come with adaptable schedules, which means that workers can start and end their day as they choose, as long as their work is complete.

Money Savings

Companies —like Twitter, Square, Shopify, and Facebook, to name just a few—have seen long-term costs savings by having employees working remotely.

Increased Productivity and Performance

Remote working usually leads to fewer interruptions, fewer office politics, a quieter noise level, and fewer meetings. Fewer distractions lead to increased productivity—a massive benefit for both employees and employers alike.

A Happier, Healthier Work Life

Remote, flexible workers tend to be happier and more loyal employees, in part because it has been shown to lower stress, provide more time for hobbies and interests, and improve personal relationships, among other things.

A shared office solution like Work Webb has helped several companies adapt to working remotely. We have a variety of options to choose from that fit most needs. Call us today to schedule a tour and answer any questions. Visit our website to see what our happy tenants have to say about our services.

What’s Happening Around Work Webb – Daytona Beach

What’s happening in November around Daytona Beach Work Webb are some great outdoor events if you enjoy this cooler weather and are looking for outdoor activities.

November 19th 5 to 9 – Food Truck Rally

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The November 19th Food Truck Rally will have live music, plenty of free parking behind the Riverfront Shops and downtown restaurants will be open. Food Truck Rallies are family-friendly events and open to the public.

November 20th 1 to 5 pm – November Wine Walk Downtown Daytona Beach

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Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon in beautiful downtown Daytona. Sip, sample, and stroll along Riverfront Park on Beach Street visiting participating merchants and tasting fine wines.
Attendees will spend the afternoon strolling through unique Downtown Daytona Beach shops visiting different merchants and enjoying live music all while sampling fine red and white wines served by participating merchants. Advance tickets are $25/person and can be purchased online at Nov-Wine-Walk.Eventbrite.com through 11:30 PM on Friday, November 19th. Tickets will also be available the day of the event at registration points for $30/person until sell out.

November 27th – Halifax Historical Museum Rod Show 3 – 11 pm

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If you enjoy classic cars, then you do not want to miss the Halifax Historical Museum Rod Show. Car owners, bring your classic, pre-war, custom, pro street, muscle car, vintage auto, and antique motorcycles to this awesome event! Located on Beach Street from Orange Ave North to International Speedway Blvd.

What’s Happening – Daytona Beach

For the October post in our What’s Happening Daytona Beach blog series, the calendar has lots of events going on, and we picked a few that include some of our favorite things – beer, food, muscle cars, and Halloween costumes.

October Food Truck Rally

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Rally for the weekend at this family-friendly event on Magnolia Avenue in historic Downtown Daytona Beach! Come enjoy live music, food trucks, and Downtown restaurants. Plenty of free parking is available. Join the fun Friday, October 22 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.!

Daytona Beach Oktoberfest

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The Riverfront Shops of Daytona Beach are hosting the Oktoberfest block party on Beach Street at Magnolia Avenue on Saturday, October 23 from 5 PM to 10 PM. The event is free and open to the public. The Daytona Beach Oktoberfest will offer authentic German food like bratwurst, sauerkraut, and Bavarian pretzels, live music entertainment by The Swinging Bavarians, food trucks, and everybody’s favorite adult beverage – beer. Lots of beer!

Museum of Arts & Sciences American Muscle Car Show

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The muscle car is one of the most significant innovations ever created by American vehicle manufacturers. Throughout their over 70-year history, starting in the late 1940s and continuing into today, muscle cars have cemented their place as a central piece of American culture. Join us in the front parking lot at the Museum of Arts & Sciences for an amazing display of American Muscle in the form of vintage cars and trucks. DJ Frank Roberts will be spinning music from the 50s and 60s while you hob knob among some of America’s greatest road machines. Admission: Muscle Car Show is free to the public. Museum entry is standard pricing.

Farmer’s Market Fall Festival

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Families, friends, pets – put on your Halloween costumes for free digital portraits by a professional photographer at the Downtown Farmers’ Market’s Fall Festival! Also, look for the free trick-or-treat goodies, a Pumpkin Giveaway (first-come-first-serve), and more.  Join the fun on Magnolia Avenue on Saturday, October 23rd from 9 a.m. to Noon!

How Work Webb Can Help Build Your Business

Work Webb Can Help build Your Business

 

We all know of famous companies that started in home garages like Amazon and Microsoft. This option worked for them because shared office solutions were not as prevalent as in today’s corporate environment. But now, there are ways to help you scale your business from working from home to leasing a corporate space. If you have thought about utilizing a shared office solution to grow your business but are not quite sure how this is the blog post for you. This post will discuss some of our options and give examples of how Work Webb can help build your business.

Here are some plans available during regular business hours as described on our website:

Basic Plan

Our Basic Plan is excellent to use when you work from home but do not want to use your home address.  Clients get the use of a physical address, directory listing, and mail service. Using this option will keep some distance from unwanted solicitors and your home address private. Please note, mail service does not include mail forwarding. Your mail can be picked up during regular business hours.

Basic Plus

As your business grows, working from home may become too difficult and this option is practical when you require a physical address and unlimited access to a co-working space. With this plan, you receive mail service, directory listing, a desk in our co-working space, or eight hours of scheduled conference room or private desk space per month. This flexibility is a nice option for when you need to take a private meeting. The conference room and designated office must be scheduled in advance and is subject to availability.

Banker’s Hours Plan

As your business scales, you may not only want to work outside of the house but have the same desk every day you go to the office. The Banker’s Hours Plan includes the use of a physical address, directory listing, mail service, unlimited use of the common areas, and a “dedicated” desk during business hours.

No matter your industry, Work Webb can help build your business with our selection of options in two convenient locations.  If you have additional questions or want to schedule a tour, please call us. Wisit our Happy Clients page to see what our clients have to say about using Work Webb.

Introducing our New Blog Series – Feature Friday!

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Here at Work Webb, our directories contain some talented professionals, and we are starting a blog series to highlight them. Our inaugural post is about Shawn E. Brown Insurance.

Shawn E. Brown Insurance is an Independent Insurance Brokerage servicing all of Florida, with satellite offices in Melbourne and Daytona Beach’s beautiful downtown district. They work with over 40 insurance carriers, offering services for Health Insurance, Medicare Advantage and Supplement Plans, Life Insurance, Group Health Insurance, Vision, and Dental Plans. There is never a consultation fee; their services are zero cost to their clients.

Shawn grew up in Detroit, Michigan, until he was thirteen years old when he moved to Port Orange, Florida. A fun fact about Shawn is he is afraid of heights but loves to SkyDrive, and we admire that he can overcome his fears to enjoy such daredevil sports. Speaking of sports – he may not currently live in Detroit, but he loves their sports. However, his passion extends past sports and Michigan football to include his family, clients, and agency.

Shawn was referred to Work Webb about seven years ago by a friend. “Work Webb has been a consistent and enjoyable experience ever since,” exclaims Shawn. “My clients, staff, and I appreciate the partnership.”

Shawn, we thank you for choosing Work Webb for your office needs and volunteering to be our first featured tenant in our new blog series. To learn more about Shawn E. Brown Insurance, you can call them at 386-866-1090 or visit their website.

What’s Happening Around Work Webb Daytona Beach

It has been a long time since we have posted in our “What’s Happening” blog series, and it feels good to begin this series again with what’s happening around Work Webb Daytona Beach. We encourage people to be safe and enjoy the outdoors at both of these events in August in Downtown Daytona Beach.

Downtown Daytona Nights Food Truck Rally

The Food Truck Rally is on Friday, August 20thm from 5 PM to 9 PM on Magnolia Avenue in downtown Daytona Beach. Food Truck Rallies are family-friendly events and open to the public. The Rally will have live music, plenty of free parking behind the Riverfront Shops, and downtown restaurants will be open. The Downtown Daytona Nights Food Truck Rally is sponsored by the Downtown Development Authority and Riverfront Shops of Daytona Beach.

Daytona Tortugas host the Palm Beach Cardinals August 17 – 22

Get your tickets today to see our own ‘Tugas take on the Cardinals in this series. It will be a Breast Cancer Awareness Night on Tuesday 8/17, presented by Radiology Associates Imaging, as Daytona players and coaches will don special pink-tinted uniforms to mark the occasion. Doors open at 6:50 and you can purchase tickets by calling the Tortugas’ Ticket Office at (386) 257-3172 or online here.

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