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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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
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
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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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
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
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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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.
Magic 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.
Downtown 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.
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.
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 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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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!
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:
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.
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.
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.
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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No matter how large your team, Work Webb offers customizable office space that scales to meet your needs. With locations in Daytona Beach and Melbourne, Florida, Work Webb has flexible options to meet most business needs as they grow. Here are some examples of how using Work Webb can help your business grow:
Quickly Expand Your Office Space
As you hire more staff, there inevitably comes a time where you need more office space to fit everyone. Work Webb’s options are a way to expand your company’s footprint rapidly without extending your existing commercial premises, which can be disruptive and cost time and money.
If your company travels to the Daytona Beach or Melbourne area to interview candidates, using Work Webb’s conference room or a private office is a perfect solution. Both locations are centrally located near restaurants for a quick lunch break and have plenty of parking to accommodate your needs.
Expanding to Daytona Beach or Melbourne
Using a temporary office space is a fast and budget-friendly way Work Webb can help your business grow. This option can test the waters to understand better whether your business can thrive in this area. Market research can guide your expectations of success to a degree, but a flexible, short-term temp office space can help your business navigate the unexpected. That’s true whether you decide to put the brakes on your expansion or take your plans to the next level.
If your business is looking for services to assist your business to grow, Visit our website to see what our clients have to say, follow us on Facebook, and call us today to schedule a tour. We look forward to hearing from you.
The old saying, “It’s all about location, location, location,” is true and applies when looking for a flexible office space for your business needs. As we have discussed in previous blog posts, the options provided by the shared office solution need to fit your needs, but the location of the space is just as critical. We recommend taking the time to write down your “must-have” list of location requirements, then research to see what office space fits both your location requirements and your “must-have” office options.
Here are some helpful tips to get you started on your “Must Have List.”
Your office location needs to close to what you need to conduct business. For example, if you need to be near the courthouse, it doesn’t’ make sense to rent a space across town away from the courts. On the other hand, you want to be located in an area convenient for your clients. But it is not all about your clients; consider the commute from your home and determine the maximum time you want to drive to work.
Nothing is more frustrating than a client arriving at an office building for a meeting and then not finding parking. After the client drives around finding parking, they are frustrated and possibly late for the meeting setting a negative tone. Avoid this by choosing a shared office solution with plenty of decided parking, so this is not a problem.
Close to Restaurants
Grabbing a quick lunch is not possible if your office space is not near any restaurants, so make sure you consider this when choosing a office space.
Choosing a safe area seems obvious that it should not have to be listed, but what is safe for one person may not be the same for your clients. Visit the areas you are considering leasing space at various times of the day to ensure it is a safe area. Early morning meetings might happen, and if your office is a little sketchy before the sun comes up, clients will not feel comfortable or safe.
This one is a little unfair because not every office is lucky enough to be in sunny Florida, but hey, we are, and it’s a plus that we can advertise gorgeous views from some of our office options. Nothing beats a great view from your desk and if this is important to you (like it is for us), add it to the list.
The location of your office needs to meet your professional and personal requirements. Create your list using these tips and take a tour of the facilities you are considering to see how many check off your requirements. If you are looking for flexible office space in the Daytona Beach or Melbourne, Florida area, visit our website to see our options and location. Then call us to schedule a tour, and remember to bring your list.
Most startups choose to run their business from home, but this arrangement may not be suitable. It can also be challenging to stay focused. There is a better option: using a shared office solution. A shared office solution space brings together remote workers, small business owners and staff, and freelancers in a shared work environment. The key benefit to these spaces is flexibility. Each space has a different layout, like an open office with lines of desks and breakout areas or a more enclosed setup (with private offices and meeting rooms). Shared office solution spaces are flexible in their pricing structure and commitment level. The majority will let you rent a space on a monthly, weekly, or even daily basis. If you don’t mind sharing a few office amenities with others, a shared office solution space could be a solid option for your business, and here are a few reasons why:
A coffee shop or your home office can present some challenges to professionalism—namely noise and non-business interruptions. Using a shared office solution will provide the space needed to concentrate with fewer distractions.
A Cost-Effective Solution
A traditional office space rental can be the solution your startup needs, but they generally require a long-term financial commitment. However, a shared office solution frees your startup to be flexible as it grows and changes. You can use the space as and when you need to on a day-to-day or month-to-month basis. You can also rent meeting rooms when you need to.
Options to Grow
Another benefit of a shared office solution space is that you can scale up as and when you need to.
Work Webb has two locations (Daytona Beach and Melbourne, Florida) with many options to choose from and meet most individuals’ needs looking for a shared office solution. Visit our website to see what our clients have to say, follow us on Facebook, and call us today to schedule a tour. We look forward to hearing from you and having you join the directory at one of our locations.
When looking for office space, confusion often arises between “coworking” and “shared office solution” space, and this is because the two terms are similar in meaning. Many believe these two words describe the same working environment. The answer is both “Yes” and “No,” and here is why in our opinion: these words represent a way one can “interact” with an office—confused yet? Here is our explanation between a coworking space and a shared office solution.
What Is a Shared Office Solution?
Shared Office Solution is defined online as “A concept that allows companies who own or manage an office, that have redundant office space to share or rent the workstations or self-contained units to smaller companies looking for flexible workspace.” Meaning, individual offices are rented by various tenants, and the common areas of the office, receptionist, coffee station, copying machine, etc., are shared by all occupants.
What Is Coworking?
A Google search of coworking provides this explanation, “the use of an office or other working environment by people who are self-employed or working for different employers, typically so as to share equipment, ideas, and knowledge.” A coworking environment is an ample open space with open desks and tables where individuals can work and interact with others. Picture a cubical office space with the dividers removed.
Can Office Sharing and Coworking Exist Together?
The exciting thing about a shared office solution vs. coworking — and one of the factors that contribute to the confusion surrounding it all — is that the two work arrangements can exist together in the same space, and they do at Work Webb.
Work Webb provides both shared office solutions and coworking options to their tenants. We have separate office spaces in varying sizes for our clients on a virtual, part-time, and full-time basis, as well as a large coworking space. Most options come with the use of physical address, directory listing, and mail service, as well as office amenities like a coffee station, kitchen area, and receptionist on staff. We have two great locations conveniently located in Daytona Beach and Melbourne, Florida. Whether you are visiting the area and need a professional space to work while on vacation or live here and need an affordable and professional office for your business, Work Webb has a option. For more information, please visit our website or contact us to book a tour.
It’s been over a year since the massive wave of employees working from home. Are you losing your focus and mind yet? The answer to this question from lots of individuals is a resounding YES! People miss the socialization of talking to coworkers in person; the ritual of driving to work, listening to music, and working from home does not meet these needs. Your home may not have the space to provide a productive environment away from distractions, but fear not, there is an answer. That answer is a shared office solution like Work Webb.
A shared office solution can be the answer to your lonely working from home heart. But before you go and get yourself a membership, there are a few things you need to keep in mind to make sure you find a shared office solution to meet your individual needs:
As they say, it all about location, location, location, and this pertains to choosing the right shared office solution for your needs. Your temp office space should be centrally located around restaurants and public parking. If you need to be around restaurants, courthouses, or close to home, make sure you consider this before you select your shared office solution.
Each shared work-space is unique, and so is its community. Are you a good fit for the community? Can you see yourself working around the people there? You should tour the space and even try it for a day before committing to a membership.
Find a space that has plans to fit your budget and individual needs. Will you go to the office every day or on an as-needed basis? If this is what you are looking for, make sure you find a place with this option.
Although we all think fast-internet is a given, it might not be, so you need to think about the service provider to make sure it will be enough to fit your needs.
Do they offer coffee, tea, printing, meeting room usage, etc. Look at the perks they offer and decide whether it’s something you value.
If you need to have access to a conference room, make sure your shared office solution has enough rooms.
Your needs might change as time moves forward, so ensure the space is flexible enough to upgrade or downgrade your membership accordingly.
Is there someone in charge making sure that things run smoothly in the space? Having a staff member on-site may sound like a small thing, but it is critical if you run into problems.
Health & Safety Protocols
A work-space should make you feel healthier, not unhealthier. Make sure you ask about the health and safety protocols to make sure they fit your expectations.
Work Webb has two locations (Daytona Beach and Melbourne, Florida) with many options to choose from and meet most individuals’ needs looking for a shared office solution. Visit our website to see what our clients have to say, follow us on Facebook, and call us today to schedule a tour. We look forward to hearing from you and having you join the directory at one of our locations.
The last decade has seen a slow and steady shift towards remote and flexible working, accelerated by the pandemic. The number of people working from home has reached unprecedented levels, and professionals have quickly adapted to this new way of operating. This includes a remote meeting with clients and co-workers among many other new ways of working.
Many have had to get learn new technologies, mainly using online and audio-conferencing calls as the primary tool for interacting with one another. This new tool has also meant learning a whole range of new behaviors and video meeting etiquette. There have been many funny videos and memes over the last year of remote workers going to the bathroom and getting caught not wearing pants. While these incidents make for great social media entertainment, it’s not what you want to happen during your professional meetings.
To make this easier, we have put together a list of six things you should never do in a remote meeting.
One of the most significant benefits of working from home is that you don’t have to get dressed up. Instead, you can throw your hair up in a messy bun and work in your pajamas if you want. But it would be best if you never showed up to a virtual remote meeting dressed like this.
It’s unlikely that you’d whip out a bag of chips when sitting in the boardroom, and the same rules apply when attending a virtual meeting.
The meeting will only go on for so long, so hold off. If you really must eat during the call, choose something quiet that isn’t distracting everyone involved.
Choose a busy or distracting location
Not everyone has the luxury of a home office; some may be working from their living room tables or bedrooms, but you still need to be cautious of your surroundings during a virtual meeting. Ensure you keep the area tidy and don’t sit in front of any distracting artwork or wallpapers. After all, you want all participants to be engaged in the meeting, not watching the TV behind you or staring at your ever-mounting pile of laundry.
Let your pets or family wander around freely
Similarly, you need to eliminate distractions for both you and other meeting participants, which means you can’t have your family, housemates, or pets just wandering around in the background. This can be very distracting and could draw attention away from the meeting at hand.
Speak over people
Last but not least, you need to make sure you’re not cutting anyone off when they’re speaking, which can be tricky if there’s a delay. Be sure that you leave a little pause before answering and don’t talk over other participants. Similarly, it’s best to avoid asking open-ended questions to everyone, especially during a meeting with numerous participants. Otherwise, you might find your co-workers are tripping over each other trying to answer, and it becomes confusing. Always be specific when addressing someone or asking them a question.
Yes, you read that right. We are posting about an event after a year of not promoting our “What’s Happening” blog series, and we are excited. The planners have put together a responsible COVID safe plan so that this event can be safe for all. Of all the events in Daytona Beach, this is on the top of the list of those you must attend.
The Wine & Chocolate Walk is one of the most favorite and anticipated events for Downtown Daytona Beach. Who can resist looking at unique handcrafted art on display while strolling Historic Beach Street with your favorite sweetheart or friends while sampling outstanding wine and delicious chocolate at 15+ locations? The event will take place outdoors on Beach Street’s new beautiful sidewalks. Streets will be open to traffic. So put Saturday, February 20, 2021 – 1 pm to 6 pm on your calendar to enjoy historic downtown Daytona while practicing safe COVID protocols. We hope to see you there.
10TH ANNUAL WINE & CHOCOLATE WALK event details:
Must be 21 to participate. This is a rain or shine event. CDC COVID Safety recommendations will be implemented:
Covid safety plan: In accordance with an Event Sponsorship Agreement with DOA, CDC recommendations will be implemented throughout the event. The event will take place outdoors on Beach Street’s new beautiful sidewalks. Streets will be open to traffic. There will be two ticket tents, one on each end of Beach Street. The lines will be socially distanced. All staff will be required to wear gloves, masks and have disinfectant available. Each participating merchant and vendor will be required to enforce social distancing rules, wear masks and gloves, and have a hand sanitizer station available. Staff will also conduct a health assessment before vendor set-up, and vendor locations will be spaced a minimum of 6 ft apart. Vendors will wear gloves or use hand sanitizer before and after handling money.
Ticket purchasers will be advised of the Event Safety Plan above and asked to observe CDC guidelines as follows:
- Masks are required when not socially distanced.
Participation is limited to no more than 5O persons per host site.
Wear your mask at all times inside stores except when seated or tasting your sample.
Visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets.
By: Work Webb
Working from home has taught us a lot about structure, boundaries and self-discipline. If you have been asked to work remotely because of the pandemic, now that we are months in, hopefully, your routines are taking place, and you have made some progress in adjustment to very different work life. Now that you have the groove on, it is time to make a little deeper dive into the best way to be productive. There are many ways to increase levels of productivity but here are a few that we find most beneficial.
Many people like to time block their days, but it can also help to block your entire week. … One week is mostly dedicated to client work, and the next week is mainly dedicated to working on your own business (blog posts, marketing, finances, etc.). This can help you stay focused, so you do not have to switch from ‘client mode’ to ‘admin mode’ every day.
Take regular breaks throughout the day.
Set a Pomodoro timer to have regular breaks to practice awareness and be present. You need to create opportunities for space throughout the day proactively. You can try this meditation as a pause between work.
Make sure you are ‘working from home’ not ‘living at work’
This article from Human Resources Director makes some great points about productivity though many of the challenges we’ve during this time, not so much physically draining, the most difficult to overcome have been psychological.
It isn’t enough to just set a schedule; you need to set goals for what you will accomplish in that time. Perhaps, goal setting, whether short-term, mid-term, or long-term, is part of your work-at-home agreement with your employer already. However, if not, you should do it for yourself and make sure that it’s based on your values’ solid foundation.
Ah, the glory of Fall. A slight (very slight as we are in Florida) change of temperature, pumpkins, PSLs and Fall Festivals, Halloween Hayrides and…oh, wait…it is 2020. It is such a shame too because Halloween of 2020 presented the most perfect of circumstances: it is a Saturday, it is a full moon (even better, a “blue moon,” an event that occurs only once every couple of years). But, yet, here we are trying to find a way to have a safe Halloween.
While Halloween might look different this year, that doesn’t mean it should be boring.
Who would have thought a virus in February would still be giving us such heartache in tradition during a time of year most of us look so forward to. While the coronavirus pandemic has interrupted many of our annual traditions, it seems many families are dead set on celebrating Halloween during quarantine. A recent Harris Poll survey suggests that more than 70% of millennial moms are planning to make “the most” of Halloween with their families, with 80% of all surveyed said that heading out to trick-or-treat is at the top of their list of things to do on Halloween.
Here are some low-risk activities to celebrate a safe Halloween, according to the CDC website.
- Carving or decorating pumpkins with members of your household and displaying them
- Carving or decorating pumpkins outside, at a safe distance, with neighbors or friends
- Decorating your house, apartment, or living space
- Doing a Halloween scavenger hunt where children are given lists of Halloween-themed things to look for while they walk outdoors from house to house, admiring Halloween decorations at a distance
- Having a virtual Halloween costume contest
- Having a Halloween movie night with people you live with
- Having a scavenger hunt-style trick-or-treat search with your household members in or around your home rather than going house to house
However, you plan to celebrate Halloween, stay safe and have a great time.
If nothing else, this time in our lives has taught us a lot about what matters most. After seven months of a pandemic state of our nation, change is something that is almost all we know. While some may adapt well to the ever-altering ways we live, work, interact, etc., some people have a very tough time acclimating to this “new normal” How does this affect your employees, and how can you make sure they continue to deliver ultimate production for you and their workspace? Leadership is one of the most important ways an authority figure can improve the working environment.
Be a flexible leader and thinker.
This is a unique time! “The way we have always done it” mindset and mentality are no longer options. What new practices or measures will work best for you and your teams that will ensure ultimate productivity? The answer may be very different than ever before. Engage with your employees, understand their circumstances, and figure out the best way to work together. If that means that a traditional workday just does not work for some, as long as the work is accomplished, give your staff a little grace to see if new flexibility will work.
A good leader is not best friends with their staff; we have read enough leadership books to understand that concept. But during this time, if you do not intricately know your staff, their family dynamic, and their work style…your production overall will suffer. A single mom with two children in two different stages of remote learning will have an extra layer of stress of what their day to day life looks like compared to an empty nester who has embraced this change as a chance to slow down with the ability to work harder than ever before. Be mindful of each of your employee’s circumstances and try to work with them to for the best chance of ultimate output for them, for you, and your company.
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Working from home is interesting. The distractions can be overwhelming, and while some people just are not cut out to work remotely because of the COVID pandemic, that option may have been taken away from you. But how can you maintain your best productivity?
If you’re used to working in an office full of that noisy buzz working from home may feel a little quiet — too quiet, and if we are honest…a little depressing! Music and Podcasts to stay focused when you work may be an answer. If you are working at home with a significant other in the same situation or children who are remote learning, you may need a pair of headphones to ensure your concentration stays on your work.
To get a little scientific, studies have concluded that people who listen to music while working on repetitive tasks can perform the task faster while making fewer mistakes. This is because listening to music triggers the release of certain neurotransmitters that make you feel relaxed and happy: dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine. This may be the answer to keep your spirits up and your attention focused because the feel-good neurotransmitters improve your overall mood and give you more patience making for a better workday. This is also true when these tasks are challenging. If you are comfortable in motion, but the stakes are high, then music can help relieve additional pressures that might compromise the performance at hand. (Think, surgeons in surgery.)
One of the great things of controlling your at-home environment is that you have the power to put in place of what makes you happy in your space. So light that candle or turn on the diffuser, put on your favorite Pandora station in your headphones, and see your work life from home improve, maybe even thrive! The small things can make a big difference.