Headphones and Chit Chat – Putting Coworking Noise in Perspective

As I write this while working from home, my computer fan is blowing, the dog is pacing around after barking his furry little face off, the refrigerator is buzzing, the dishwasher is running, the kids are in another room playing Xbox and I can hear the click clack of the keyboard. Luckily the TV is off for the night and no one in my house is currently streaming YouTube videos about obscure yodel-producing sports.
Working at a coffee shop is really no better. The grinding, whirring, sensitive conversations, doors opening, name shouting…all of those noises add up.
Coworking spaces aren’t meant to be silent like a library. There will be a natural hum as folks settle into their work routines, have coffee chats to get to know one another, or greet a visitor. However, they are usually pretty low key.
Coworkers have a code – using one earphone means I can be interrupted, and two earphones means I need to focus and can’t be disturbed. No headphones means I’m ready for anything.
When noises get to the annoying level, just make a kind, quiet request to the noisemaker to please manage the noise. We all get carried away sometimes. Relative to balloons popping and a marching band, coworking noise sounds pretty good to me!
Check out all of the noises that could be much worse!
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Need a Digital Detox?

As an executive for a global advertising company, Steamwork founder Tania Mulry, encountered the challenges that many of us are facing in this digital age.

Watch her TEDx talk “Need a Digital Detox?” to discover how she combats technology overwhelm and gets recharged for a more balanced personal and professional life.

 

How do you deal with digital distraction? Share your best tips with us in the comments!

What is Coworking?

We are excited to create this opportunity for entrepreneurs to connect, collaborate, create and grow thriving new businesses in Santa Clarita, CA. Coworking is a global phenomenon that is transforming how and where we work.

As we prepared to open our workspace, we connected with pioneers who have been operating coworking spaces all over the world. Here’s a collection of resources and research to understand coworking benefits, trends and opportunities.

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW – Why People Thrive in Coworking Spaces

FORBES – 4 Reasons Every Office Will Be a Coworking Office in 5 Years

COMMON DESK – The Local Economic Impact of Coworking

FAST COMPANY – The Future of Coworking and Why It Will Give Your Company a Huge Edge

DESK MAG – First Results of the 2017 Global Coworking Survey

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COWORKING HANDBOOK – Stats

KNOLL – The Rise of Co-working

Are you thinking of opening your own coworking space?

Contact us about partnership opportunities and join our favorite Organizers Group.

6 Websites to Find Remote Work at Startups

If you love working for startups and living in a city that doesn’t have a lot of startups, and you don’t like to commute you are in luck. There are some great sites aggregating jobs at startups that are open to remote workers in all sorts of roles. I spotted listings for cofounders, marketing, sales, product, growth, programmers, testers, customer care and more at all levels of experience. Hope you find the perfect match!

Enjoy our weather while making history working remotely at the next unicorn!

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Let us know if you land a great gig!