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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…

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…