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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.

The Best Lighting Will Improve Productivity

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If you have been working remotely for a couple of months, some routine has set in with hope and luck. Maybe you realized that using the couch in a half horizontal position may not be the most productive way to manage your Zoom calls, and a setup somewhere in your house makes more sense. Now that you have your space let’s talk about the importance of installing the best lighting for your workspace. Before you needed a dedicated place to work, your house was lit for…well your house. Without proper workspace lighting, you’re more likely to experience eye strain, tiredness and even headaches. Plus, the best lighting makes a big difference in productivity, energy and overall mood. Here are some suggestions:

Daylight

Natural light is way easier (and the best lighting) on your eyes. If you’ve got a great view with little distractions, consider putting your desk right under the window. A space with a view will send your productivity full force in motion.

Old School Task Lights 

Whether it is a clip-on or a freestanding task light and desk lamps that have a flexible arm are great since you can adjust their height and angle to suit the task at hand. But if you use only this kind of selective lighting, you may acquire eyestrain quickly.

Bring in the Ambience

Eye strain is a serious problem, one that happens from intense use of your eyes–like staring at a computer monitor for eight long hours. Adding a little ambient light into the mix will help soften the harsh light that can come from just overhead or task lighting. By ambient lighting, we certainly do not mean to make it romantic…but do some research on the different light bulbs on the market like LED and softer wattage that will eliminate eye strain and give you extra relief on long busy days.

 

Three Ways to Reduce Overhead Expenses

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Deciding to reduce overhead expenses can be difficult. Many employees are working from home at least a couple of days a week. Remote teams are commonplace, and entire departments have been downsized because of new efficiencies, technological advances, and outsourcing. If this sounds like your company and you find yourself looking at a lot of empty desks every day, it might be a great time to think about where you can reduce your overhead expenses.

Work from Home or a Shared Office Solution

When employees have options on where to work, they tend to be happier – and more productive. In addition to improved work-life balance, they don’t have the commute to deal with, so they can dive right in and get to work right away. Productivity improves, workers are happier, and you don’t have to finance an empty workstation and parking space. Giving employees the option of working from home or using a shared office solution, like Work Webb, can drastically reduce your business expenses while making the employees happier and more productive.

 Managed services

Companies no longer need a full-time IT department because most data is now stored in the cloud. This eliminates the need for on-premise servers and all the costly upkeep that goes with it. What used to require a team of high-paid technicians, on-call 24/7, can now be managed virtually—and more efficiently—at a fraction of the cost.

Document management systems

If you’re ready to ditch the paper, a document management system (DMS) is the way to go. A DMS manages your filing systems digitally and is far more secure and foolproof than a conventional filing system. Documents in a DMS are searchable and can be protected by permissions, ensuring that the appropriate personnel can only access them. There are no more lost files, no more filing cabinets, and no need for a separate room to house it all.

If you are considering a shared office solution for your business, visit our website here. Work Webb has two convenient locations, Daytona Beach and Melbourne, Florida, and has a variety of options to suit most needs. Call us today to schedule a tour at one of our locations.

An Open Letter to Our Small Business Community

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As we navigate the effects of business in our community, we wanted to share the following resources for you to peruse for you and your small business.

Governor Ron DeSantis recently issued Executive Order Number 20-91 “Essential Services and Activities During COVID-19 Emergency)”.  Here is a link to a copy of the Governor’s Executive Order.

The City of Ormond has provided information below related to available programs to businesses affected by COVID-19, in particular, the State’s Bridge Loan Program and the recently approved federal program Paycheck Protection Program.

Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program

The Bridge Loan Program is available to small business owners located in Florida that are experiencing economic damage as a result of the COVID-19. These short-term, interest-free working capital loans are intended to “bridge the gap” between the time a major catastrophe hits and when a business has secured longer-term recovery resources.

Please visit: http://floridajobs.org/rebuildflorida/businessrecovery

Small Business Paycheck Protection Program

What: The Paycheck Protection Program provides small businesses with funds to pay up to 8 weeks of payroll costs including benefits. Funds can also be used to pay interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities.

How: You can apply through any existing SBA 7(a) lender or through any federally insured depository institution, federally insured credit union, and farm credit system institution that is participating. Please consult with your local lender as to whether it is participating.

Additional Resources:

  1. Small Business Paycheck Protection Program Overview
  2. PPP Information Sheet for Lenders
  3. PPP Information Sheet for Borrowers

Please visit:  SBA Paycheck Protection Program web page.

SBA Economic Disaster Injury Loan & Loan Advance

In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, small business owners in all U.S. states, Washington D.C., and territories are eligible to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance of up to $10,000.

The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. The loan advance will provide economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. Funds will be made available within three days of a successful application, and this loan advance will not have to be repaid.

To apply for a COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan, click here.

Manufacturing

If you are a manufacturer or support the manufacturing industry please check-in with the resources with Florida Makes and the Volusia Manufacturers Association.

Additional Resources

Small Business Development Center at Daytona State College is available to assist with filing SBA Loans and Florida Disaster Loans. Please visit their website and request a consultation: https://www.daytonastate.edu/sbdc/ 

SCORE Volusia/Flagler — Score has information on available resources to businesses which can be acessed here. You can connect with the local chapter through this link.

 Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce — Please visit the Chamber’s web page for updates and new campaigns to support the business community.

 City of Ormond Beach COVID-19 updates page: https://stories.opengov.com/ormondbeachfl/published/igYzbHQ6E

City of Daytona Beach COVID-19 updates https://www.daytonabeach.com/covid-19-coronavirus-update/

Daytona Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce Business updates https://www.daytonachamber.com/COVID-19-Member-Updates-6-17849.html

City of Port Orange COVID-19 Information Page https://www.port-orange.org/812/COVID-19-Information-Page

Southeast Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Information Page https://www.sevchamber.com/

 

 

 

10 REASONS TO USE A SHARED OFFICE SPACE

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Shared office space is a perfect alternative to working from home or at your own office. This type of workplace offers many perks and an environment full of hardworking and dedicated professionals across all industries. The decision to work alongside strangers can be intimidating but so rewarding.

Below are ten reasons why you should work from a shared office space.

Find Meaning

A person’s work identity becomes stronger when people doing all types and kinds of work are around them. A work facade is no longer needed, due to the lack of competition in a traditional office. Shared office spaces are created to have a sense of community, collaboration, learning, and sustainability.

Perks with a Shared Office Space

Not only do shared office spaces provide a place to work, but they also offer many perks. These include anything from food services, conference rooms, and many more amenities.

More Job Control & Flexibility

Let’s say today you want to work during the day, but tomorrow during the night. At a shared office space, you enjoy this power and flexibility. As a professional, you decide when and where you work. Because memberships at desk chair are month-to-month, you decide if you want to work at a desk or in a private suite. Work Webb has lots of options to choose from.

More Sense of Community, Less sense of Loneliness

Working from home sometimes creates a sense of isolation. Shared office spaces end this feeling of disconnection. During the day, you work alongside an entire room of other coworkers, and even though the place is full of people, you chose when and how to interact with other members.

Networking Opportunities

Having a shared space and creating a sense of community is another reason why people chose shared office spaces. Officing in this type of environment lets you surround yourself with goal-oriented and high-achieving professionals. Having so many professionals in one room means your networking opportunities are endless. You never know who you will meet to help you move your business forward.

Central Location for Clients

Client meetings just became stress-free because members have a central location. Outside your door, a variety of options for transportation, restaurants, and shopping beckon.

Increase in Productivity

Everyone loves their sleep, so it can be a real challenge to get out of bed some mornings. The social atmosphere of a shared office environment encourages you to crawl out of bed in the morning and get into work. Using a temp office space can increase productivity by decreasing at-home distractions and being surrounded by committed professionals each day is a great motivator.

Cost-Efficient

Office space on a per-square-foot basis can sometimes be crazy expensive. Officing at a shared office space is not only affordable; it also offers the flexibility to grow with your business without having to sink money into lease-breaking fees.

Learn something new

A shared office space gives you the chance to be working across the desk from someone with a completely different skill set than yours. You may even catch yourself working in a new mindset as well. Inspiration from coworkers can help break through the roadblocks and that project you have been working on for months is solved, just like that!

Happiness!

Working at a shared office space, like Work Webb, you surround yourself with motivated and enthusiastic professionals like yourself. You have the opportunity to socialize, enjoy all of the amenities, and work the way you live. The shared office space atmosphere can boost morale and passion, which results in a more cheerful workday!

 

 

The Pros and Cons of Standing Office Desks

Have you heard of standing office desks? You may be surprised that this is a not a new trend! Popular Science, a magazine with roots much older than the Paris Review, first began writing about the virtues of standing desks for writers back in 1883. Once used only by eccentrics like Hemingway, Dickens, and Kierkegaard, this new way to work is now a once again trendy and office setting. Whether you choose to do it the Hemmingway way with and throw your writing machine on the nearest bookcase and get going or buy an actual standing desk, there are a few things to consider.

 

Did you know that the average office worker spends 5 hours and 41 minutes sitting each day at his or her desk? According to an article in The Smithsonian, the solution, experts say, is not to sit for six hours at work and then head to the gym afterward, because evidence suggests that the adverse effects of extended sitting cannot be countered by brief bouts of strenuous exercise. The answer is to incorporate standing, pacing and other forms of activity into your typical day—and standing at your desk for part of it may be the easiest way of doing so.

 

It doesn’t matter if you go running every morning, or you’re a regular at the gym. If you spend most of the rest of the day sitting — in your car, your office chair, on your sofa at home — you are putting yourself at increased risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, a variety of cancers and early death. In other words, irrespective of whether you exercise vigorously, sitting for long periods is bad for you.

 

But could you do it? Switching from sitting all day to standing all day is a radical physical transition! Check out this article for more pros and cons of standing office desks!

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What’s Happening this Weekend

Beer and Bacon Tour

This tour has two of the best things combined: Beer and Bacon!

This Saturday two of the best things in the world are coming together for a tour. No, Van Halen is not back together – it’s better than that. Bacon and Beer are joining forces for the Daytona Beach Beer and Bacon Tour!  Bacon and Beer! Seriously! Can life get any better? I don’t think so.
So if you have plans this Saturday, and love beer and bacon, cancel your plans and come to downtown Daytona Beach. Stroll down Beach Street tasting multiple different Beers and snacking your way through bacon heaven! The Beer and Bacon will flow on February 17th from 1 pm to 6 pm! Passports are only $20 per person and include a keepsake tasting Beer Mug! Stretching down three blocks from Bay Street to Orange Ave, there will be enough Beer and Bacon to satisfy any thirst and fulfill all the bacon dreams! Each host site will have their selection of Beers for your taste! You can make your way from stop to stop or just hang out and taste everything at one location! Plus, specific locations will have mini menus of bite-size Bacon snacks from $2-$5 for you to get your Bacon fix!!

Have a beer while grubbing on some bacon as you stroll down beautiful historic downtown Daytona Beach! This Saturday, February 17th from 1 pm to 6 pm. To order tickets and get more information this event, go here.

Order your passports early by going to this link.

What’s Happening Around Work Webb

School may be back in full swing, but there is still summer fun to be had around Work Webb. This weekend is the 8th Annual Surf Social put on by the Halifax Historical Society. With a Hawaiian theme again this year, the evening will feature the incredible Stylemasters 2 surfing film along with the best raffle in town. The 8th Annual Surf Social Fundraiser is open to members and the public. Reservations are recommended by calling the museum at 386-255-6976 or emailing your reservations to mail@halifaxhistorical.org. Please leave your name, phone number and whether you are an HHS member or not.

Admission at the door on Saturday, August 19th is $20 each for non-members. HHS members’ tickets and ticket sales in advance to non-members are $18 each. Tickets include wine, beer, cold drinks, good food, and door prizes. This year’s awesome raffle is going to be the best yet. Attire: Your Best Hawaiian Style.

The Halifax Historical Society Museum is located at 252 South Beach Street, Daytona Beach, Florida, between Magnolia and Orange Avenues. Plenty of parking is available in the Palmetto Avenue parking lot behind the businesses on Beach Street, with walk ways through to Beach Street and the museum.

What’s Happening Around Work Webb

There is always something going on in historic Downtown Daytona Beach and the month of June is no different.  Work Webb is a HUGE supporter of all the events that take place near our offices and that is why  each month we post a “What’s Happening”  on our blog. Here are two family friendly events taking place this weekend.

Daytona Beach Downtown Farmers’ Market

Every Saturday in June, the Farmers’ Market is a gathering place for the community with fresh produce, homemade baked goods, local plants and so much more. Event takes place rain or shine located at the City Island Parking Lot Next to Jackie Robinson Ballpark.  Support local farmers and the small businesses located along the Riverfront by seeing what the farmer’s market has to offer.  For a full list of merchants click here and for a list of frequently asked questions click here.  Hope to see you there!

3rd Great American Summer Cookout

Are you an Indian motorcycle rider or want to be? Then come celebrate Summer at the 3rd Annual Great American Cookout.  There is a exclusive text-to-win contest for attendees only so make sure you enter to win. They will be serving up food from 11AM – 3PM.  Indian Motorcycle Daytona Beach is located at 290 North Beach Street – just down from the Kress Building in downtown Daytona Beach.  Admission is free and bring the family!  Click here for map location.

 

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Changing History By Doing The Right Thing

jackie-robinson-9460813-1-402Doing the right thing, no matter how small, can have a huge impact for years to come and help change history. That is the case with the decision to let a Jackie Robinson play baseball on a field located here in Daytona Beach, Florida. That one action assisted a chain of events that helped break down the segregation wall in baseball. This one small act assisted a great athlete to have a fantastic career, become active in the civil rights movement and start a foundation that still supports the community today.

The ballpark in downtown Daytona Beach is not just a great place to watch the Tortugas – it’s on the National Register of Historic Places for being the first Florida city to allow Jackie Robinson to play during the 1946’s spring training season. Robinson was playing for the Triple-A Montreal Royals, who were in Florida to play an exhibition game against their parent club, the Brooklyn Dodgers. Both Jacksonville and Sanford refused to allow the game due to segregation laws. Daytona Beach permitted the game, which was played on March 17, 1946. This contributed to Robinson breaking the Major Leagues’ color barrier the following year when he joined the Dodgers. It also started a change locally. The refusal by Jacksonville, previously the Dodgers’ spring training home, led the team to host spring training in Daytona in 1947 and build Dodgertown in Vero Beach for the 1948 season. The park located here in Daytona Beach was renamed Jackie Robinson Ballpark in 1989 as the stadium served as host to the first racially integrated game in baseball history. On October 22, 1998, the stadium was added to the United States National Register of Historic Places.

During Jackie Robinson’s baseball career, he overcame unimaginable bigotry and was named Rookie of the Year (1947), Most Valuable Player (1949) and won a World Series title (1955). His .311 batting average, 197 stolen bases and six All-Star game appearances ensured his enshrinement into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962. The father of three continued to push for equality outside of baseball through his involvement in the Civil Rights Movement, a leadership position within the NAACP, as an executive for Chock Full O’ Nuts, and through his help in establishing the Freedom National Bank. Jackie Robinson died on October 24, 1972 at the age of 53.

His legacy continues to impact society to this day. The Jackie Robinson Foundation founded in 1973 by his wife Rachel Robinson provides grants and mentoring services for college awarded to minority students. Read more about this great civil rights hero and his foundation here.

Work Webb is located near this historic location and I personally love the history behind the ball park. Support your Tortugas and be proud of the role Daytona Beach, Florida played in ending segregation in baseball. You can see the Tortuga schedule and purchase tickets here.

Top 5 Best Restaurants in Ormond Beach

Step Out of the Office and Enjoy a Meal at One of Ormond Beach’s Best Lunch Spots…

Getting out of the office once in a while is just as important as making it in everyday, and a lunch out once a week can do wonders for your sanity and work productivity. Since I’ve already told you where to eat lunch in Daytona, here are the top 5 best restaurants to eat lunch in Ormond Beach…

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What Our Clients Say

Jane Sciortino

Work Webb is a fantastic idea- workspace when you need it with all of the tools you need in one place (fax, computer, phone,meeting room etc). Having a central office location is needed in my business and being able to stop in and use what I need when I need it is imperative to my success! Thank you Work Webb for helping me to be successful in business! 

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