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Alex Hillman Podcasts Episode 15: Gauging Community

Alex Hillman and Adam Teterus continued their conversation on how they dealt with Indy Hall’s rent increase they discussed in the previous episode.  They talked about how they used Town Hall meetings to gather the thoughts of the community. As they made actionable plans, the community became closer. Gauging Community The first thing Indy Hall had to do was weigh their options.  To gather thoughts and ideas from the community, they conducted a series of two Town Halls.  They knew…

Alex Hillman Podcasts Episode 14: Breaking Bad News

In episode 14, Adam Teterus joins Alex Hillman to celebrate Indy Hall’s ninth year anniversary. In three months prior to this episode, Indy Hall’s membership had unprecedented growth during the usually slow summer months.  With new members comes more diversity. Unfortunately, as they moved towards their 10th anniversary, Indy Hall faced one of their biggest challenges — a significant rent, around 70%. Breaking Bad News There is a way of laying news that does not make the situation smaller than…

Alex Hillman Podcasts Episode 13: Coworking Industries

Steve King joined Alex Hillman to discuss trends in the industry. Independent Workers Traditional employment is becoming less and less attractive.  Companies are offering less benefits, job security is cute, and the amount of expected work has gone up.  This has caused people to move into a more independent worker field. This is an interesting problem facing the workforce because more and more work is projecting to become independent.  Companies are looking to hire more independent workers. More and more…

Alex Hillman Podcasts Episode 12: Managing a Space

Alex Hillman is joined with teammate, Adam Teterus, again for episode 12. Staying Motivated It is important to stop for a moment and take note of where you are.  Try not to constantly get swept away by the next thing. Allow yourself to say no to some things.  It is important to be able to prioritize your duties. You do not always need to help immediately. You can circle back to some jobs after you finish your current project.  This…

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…