Every day is a mix of collaborative and concentrative work.
We put too much time and effort into hiring the best people to allow the mindset of working in silos.
Having an office space that is both literally and metaphorically open allows for our teams’ strengths to build off of one another, and combining that with access to WeWork’s other, more private spaces allows us to signal when we’re focused on concentrative work.
If you search online for “Working from home,” a majority of the articles are about how to stay focused while working from home and how to create a sense of separation between working and not working.
Although because we work with students, our hours are a bit different from a typical nine-to-five and there are some types of work, like scheduled evening video calls or answering students’ text messages, that do happen at home, the beauty of having an office, when your company culture is set up properly, is that when you’re at work, you’re working, and when you’re home, you’re not.
Have some great insight on this: “When people have something to do at home, they get down to business. They get their work done at the office because they have somewhere else to be.”
No matter how late you stay at the office, there will always be a light on somewhere else, and it’s honestly motivating to know that you’re not the only one trying to get some work done.