|Co-working space at Newcastle Business Village|
|Newcastle Business Village's |
home made chocolate brownies
After lunch our SpoT chat took a slightly different format to usual, with a useful discussion around the table about current projects, as well as sharing challenges and queries relating to homeworking. The range of business activities around the table was diverse to say the last, ranging from a study into solid waste management in Europe through to the sale of Cloud-based accounting solutions. The collaboration amongst the group, however, reaffirmed the fact that businesses don't need to be operating in the same sector to be able to connect. The commonality was in the home base from which the companies operate and I suppose the sharing of cupcakes after lunch - other than one co-worker who chose to photograph her cupcake to illustrate to co-weight watchers what she hadn't eaten that day :).
|'Those' Space on Tap cupcakes :)|
When asked whether they managed to get as much work done as they would have done at home, the responses were mixed, mainly falling between 'the same' and 'more' which is great. One co-worker said he'd achieved slightly less work than he would have done at home, but qualified that with "It depends on whether you consider networking (which was certainly useful) to be work". Well we do!
For a calendar of co-working days planned for March, April and May 2011 CLICK HERE