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Alex Hillman Podcasts Episode 11: Why Cowork?

Two research scientists, Peter Bacevice and Lyndon Garrett, talked to Alex Hillman about a series of studies they conducted about why people choose coworking.  The two are from the Center for Positive Organizations at the University of Michigan. What is thriving? Thriving is about how you see yourself improving, learning, and growing.  It is how people are doing their best work while learning from it and enjoying it.  Thriving is what it feels like when you are doing your best…

Alex Hillman Podcasts Episode 10: Community and Team Members

Although he did not attend, Alex Hillman connected with attendees of the Coworking Asia Unconference for a Google hangout Q&A session. How do you keep your team from burning out? There are two categories of things expected from team members: Operational duties These are things that need to be done everyday such as maintaining the space, scheduling, and giving tours Desire to connect with people This is what brings most people into such positions.  Team members care a lot about…

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Alex Hillman Podcasts Episode 9: New Hires

Andy Hillman discussed one of the biggest challenges that everyone encounters when trying to expand their team — new hires.   Background Andy recalled a time when he was approaching burnout.  This was when he started looking for a new hire. There were many simple, everyday tasks that fell on his shoulders which could easily be fulfilled by someone else.  These small, seemingly inconsequential tasks ended up adding up to a giant chunk of his time. This is when he…

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Alex Hillman Podcasts Episode 8: Art

Sean Martorana, a member of Indy Hall who is largely responsible for the growth of the art community within the space, talked to Alex Hillman for episode eight. Art in Indy Hall For awhile, Sean was the only fine artist at Indy Hall. However, he was able to bring another dimension to the visual experience of members.  With Alex’s permission, Sean painted the walls of the space. He did this while inviting people into the process of making of the…

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Alex Hillman Podcasts Episode 7: On the Stack with Vanessa Gennarelli 2

Learning community researcher and Indy Hall member, Vanessa Gennarelli, joined Alex Hillman to talk about three seemingly unrelated topics that they related back to coworking. Fractals Fractals are patterns that occur in nature which seem to be chaotic but are actually organized.  We see these patterns happening all around us. They can help us recognize things and jog memory.  However, they can also be inhibitors to thoughts. A Lot of cognitive biases rely on patterns. Patterns help us but we…