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Alex Hillman Podcasts Episode 33: People at Work Summit

Adam Teterus and Sam Abrams reflect on the People at Work Summit, an experiment in hosting a conference on the internet. Accessibility It is important that attendees are comfortable enough with one another to upgrade the level of dialogue.  We learn the most from people who are different from us. To maximize the learning, you want your event to be as accessible as possible. Additionally, not everyone knows what coworking is.  Indy Hall did not want to make the conference…

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Alex Hillman Podcasts Episode 32: Member Turnover

Alex Hillman answered a question about membership turnover. Turnover There seems to be a high turnover in coworking because people are more flexible.  They change jobs, can come and go when they want, etc. However, sustaining members at Indy Hall has been successful because they have never been about being just a workplace.  The physical workplace is only part of what they do. Why People Leave Pay attention to why people are leaving and look for patterns. One of the…

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Alex Hillman Podcasts Episode 31: Moving Plans

Adam Teterus and Alex Hillman continued their discussion from the previous episode on including the community in the decision making process. Acknowledgement Acknowledgement for what your community wants is important.  The community wants to feel as though they are part of the decision making process. Every decision has an outcome and you do not know how it is going to play out until it is made.  People often miss out on the dialogue that can happen during the decision making…

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Alex Hillman Podcasts Episode 30: Indy Hall’s Move

Adam Teterus joined Alex Hillman to discuss Indy Hall’s move into a new home.  They talked about choices and priorities, and evaluating pros and cons. Timeline The odds were that no place would be move in ready within their price point.  Renovations were going to be needed. This started to put their timeline at risk. When starting out, most people invite a timeline.  Unfortunately, there were outside constraints that applied to Indy Hall.  Their lease is expiring so the new…

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Alex Hillman Podcasts Episode 29: Private Offices and Coworking Space

Alex Hillman talked about the potential hybridization of private offices and coworking spaces. Private Offices and Coworking Spaces Innovation comes from the interactions of different people.  Designing for these interactions is very valuable but can sometimes be over measured.  It matters less whether it is a private space or coworking space. It matters more on how and why people are choosing to be there.  Think about what people are coming for and how you can make sure they are getting…