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Goal Setting for a New Year

Workplace
Author since:
October, 2015
95 blog posts

Goal setting is something most business people have at the top of their to do list. Many of us sit around between Christmas and New Year or on New Years Eve and discuss how we want the year ahead to work out.  Few of us however look at what we achieved in the last year, so is it worth the bother?

New Year Resolutions and goal setting might be our favourite pastime up to 1st January, but 12th January is known as “Quitters’ Day”.  This was named by Strava the social networking platform for athletes.  They carried out research in to how long people on average maintained their goals.  Less than 2 weeks?

Make Goal Setting work for you

Are there better way to achieve our goals or is it just that we set goals that we are not that bothered about achieving or that are not realistic?  We did some research amongst our members at Workplace about goal setting and the consensus seemed to be that we forgot about these goals in the chaos of life.  Although they are in the back of our minds and nag us, all the everyday events of a busy life overtook them.

Habit is the best way to make your goals part of your life.  This means being repetitive at your goal and focusing in it over a period.  Matt Cutts did a short TED presentation on doing something new for 30 days.  This would mean you taking one goal and practicing this every day for 30 days.  Habit forming to keep this in your life.  Maybe for you setting a new goal each month to do everyday for the month would make for success?

Take on a Cheer Leader

It is also believed that having a cheer leader or several cheer leaders is a necessity for helping maintain any changes.  Many of us however want to keep them a secret for fear of humiliation when we fail.  Setting ourselves up for failure at the start by this don’t you think?

Talking of failing, it is important to not quit at the first fall.  It is ok to have a setback, but it does not mean that you should just discard this goal.  Get back up, dust yourself down and go for it again.  If it was not important to you, you would not have set it in the first place.  Pick yourself up and start again at any point in the year.

Happiness in in our own hands

However you do it, whatever you want to achieve, all we advise it that you start somewhere.  Goal setting is not always about making great changes it might be more about trying to make sure you achieve something with your hard-worked time.  All most of us want to do is feel good about ourselves and that is in our own hands.

 

Workplace is a 5 star coworking and serviced office company in Manchester and is perfectly positioned on Oxford Street, close to Oxford Road Station and only 10 minutes walk from Piccadilly Station.  It has easy access with the tram system in Manchester being only a few steps from  Albert Square.  Full Google Directions and Location

Workplace Manchester offers great flexibility with  day desk hire, coworking, reserved desks, offices and meeting space.

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Why Serviced Offices should be your first choice

Workplace
Author since:
October, 2015
95 blog posts

“Serviced Offices in Manchester are booming”.  That is an understatement, Workplace opened three years ago and since then the market in coworking and serviced offices has risen tenfold.  In a survey by instant offices they state that flexible and serviced offices have seen double didget growth over the last 5 years.

Why are Serviced Offices in Manchester booming?

In the past it has been thought that taking the option of a serviced office is more expensive than taking a traditional lease.  With prices per sqft hitting up to £40 in Manchester this myth is well and truly busted.  Many people fail to add in  some of the additional costs of taking on a traditional lease. These include the costs for broadband, utilities, cleaning, tea and coffee, famine hygiene, telecoms but also the amount of time and hassle this takes.  Talk to any small or midsized company who has taken this step. They will tell you that rather than spending time increasing their sales they were spending time  trying to sort out issues.   Not a great time to be doing this when you have just added to your costs.

 Serviced Offices have moved on from just start-ups.

It was viewed that serviced office environments were the place you started up and did not really show you as an established business.  With the likes of KPMG, PWC, Google and Microsoft basing many of their departments in serviced office environments this view has changed. Start-ups are sitting shoulder to shoulder with and benefiting from being along side established businesses. One of the reasons these businesses are using serviced offices is to meet other businesses and potentially find talent to tap into. They are also realising that for them to attract talent they need to move towards it rather than attract people to a central point.

Serviced Offices give you one cost and nothing else

I have heard people say that once they have signed a contract, they have found there are extra charges for broadband width, copying and lounge use that they thought were added in.  This has been the case in the past with some of the multinationals, but  even they are realising this is bad business practice.  At Workplace for instance it is one price and the only thing you will ever need to pay extra for is a landline telephone, IP address or Christmas party!  The choice on all of these is yours and it is simply the cost to us that is passed on.  That means in our serviced offices it truly is one cost that covers everything you need to start work.  Added to this is our great personalities to host you and your guests and even the jammy dodgers and custard creams.

 Serviced Offices give you short and long term options

The whole idea of serviced offices is to make sure your business can stay agile.  That might mean scaling up or down at certain times or moving out.  Many businesses now require this kind of flexibility and taking a serviced office is often the best way to achieve this.  Often this is the main benefit of  serviced offices as few businesses can now plan for the next 12 months let alone the next ten. Many traditional leases want to tie you in for many years.  Workplace serviced offices  has had members who have just wanted office space for 6 weeks and other companies who have been with us for 3 years and scaled up to larger offices over time.

You CAN personalise your space

Some operators don’t accommodate this but Workplace encourages our members to personalise their space.  One company has a specific wallpaper that all their national office brand with.  They are now on their third office with us and we have re-decorated at our cost each time. Other members add TV’s, whiteboards, pictures or their own furnishings to make the office work better for them.

Tap in to a community

Often serviced offices are in a mixed environment with co-workers working in other areas for the office space.  This works so well to form a community, share ideas and resources.  There is a definite shared sense of community with office workers and co-workers cross working, having lunch together in the lounge area and benefiting from each other’s existence.

 

 

Workplace is a 5 star coworking and serviced office company in Manchester and is perfectly positioned on Oxford Street, close to Oxford Road Station and only 10 minutes walk from Piccadilly Station.  It has easy access with the tram system in Manchester being only a few steps from  Albert Square.  Full Google Directions and Location

Workplace Manchester offers great flexibility with  day desk hire, coworking, reserved desks, offices and meeting space.

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