The New York start-up that’s opening up Manhattan’s top dining spots, an end to the office as we know it (yes again) and some useful resources for digital nomads planning a visit to The Canary Islands.
Our monthly round up of the latest remote and co-working news from around the web.
Manhattan start-up opens out of hours restaurants to remote workers
The Entrepreneur website features an article on KettleSpace founder Daniel Rosenzweig, who discusses the eureka moment that led him to launch the restaurant co-working app. Now occupying six sites in uptown New York, with plans to launch in other 50+ US cities during 2018, Rosenzweig had the idea for KettleSpace while sitting in an empty Manhattan diner.
With daily and monthly subscriptions available, users are under no obligation to buy food and drink on site and are free to use the space as they wish, outside regular opening times. Some venues even have private areas for remote workers to use during busy periods.
We all know remote workers are happy, right?
But how do you create a team from highly skilled workers who could be in different regions, countries or even continents and have little in common?
Never engage in important conversations by text, respects your team’s personal time and build trust through occasional shared activities / office time, are the 3 golden rules of remote team management, according to business consultant Ryan Peck.
With a recent report claiming as many as 45% of Americans are now remote working, at least some of the time, Peck looks at the managerial challenges of nurturing strong team bonds between staff who may rarely, if ever, be in the same place at the same time.
Is this the end of the traditional office?
BMMagazine’s online edition picks up on the benefits of remote working for start ups and scale ups, where the costs of regular office space – especially in big cities – can be prohibitively expensive. Back in the mainstream, remote working is something 28% of British workers say they would consider swapping jobs for, while 65% of UK bosses interviewed by website londonlovesbusiness.com say the are happy to offer their workforce the option to work from home.
Demand for co-working office space outstripping availability?
Which could be a good thing as a report by property firm Cushman & Wakefield claims as much as 20% of office space in London is now occupied by ‘flexible office suppliers’. The real estate specialists note that industry stakeholders are desperately seeking to provide new spaces for the rapidly expanding co-working sector.
Big cities not your thing? Come and co-work in The Canaries
If you prefer fantastic beaches, superb watersports, dramatic mountain scenery, a distinctly Mediterranean vibe and near tropical weather, Gran Canaria is an island paradise that has it all. And it’s awesome location, at the southern tip of Europe, makes it a favourite spot for over-wintering digital nomads and remote workers.
If you haven’t considered the island yet, take a look at Top5.com’s reasons to come and work in Las Palmas.
If that doesn’t convince you then the beaches and prices just might. Airbnb’s best places to stay in Gran Canaria has a great choice of good value accommodation. Once you’ve found somewhere to dump your laptop take your pick from the MirrorOnline’s selection of the best 5 beaches on Gran Canaria.