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Creative Workspaces that Move People

A Place to tap into your creative work

Tribe is slowly picking back up and gaining new members; more and more people are needing community and a creative space now more than ever. It has been such a long time for so many of us who have been cooped up in a small flat or sharing a kitchen table with a partner. Taking never ending zoom calls and not seeing another human in the flesh has taken its toll-not only on our wellbeing but on our creativity and productivity.

Over the years, many people have asked advice about how to turn their extra space into a coworking space.  Beyond the basics, desks, seating, good wifi- the community part is an art. The people are what makes spaces special. And the people part is the hard work. We are all different, with different needs. One of our hot deskers was telling me the other day that he comes to Tribe because it taps into the creative work. He has structured his working week in such a way that he does his creative thinking work from Tribe because the space and the people in the space encourage that kind of work. This is such music to my ears as this is what we set out to create with Tribe.

There is no shortage of designer spaces to work from around the globe.

The Future of Coworking and Supply & Demand

A few folk have made some assumptions that coworking spaces will be exploding in the near future. We have certainly seen a new group of members, not just freelancers but people unable to do their work from home for practical or emotional reasons. The pandemic has forced us to change our model and reduce the size of our event space due to no events taking place for so long.  This is true for many other coworking spaces as well. According to Deskmag’s 2020 Coworking Trends Europe, “While the supply is often shaped by the demand, this is less the case during this pandemic. Example: Legal measures such as distancing rules often have shrunk the desk capacity, especially in open workspaces. The prohibition of physical events have negatively impacted community oriented activities despite their demand.”

This has definitely been true for Tribe but the recent ease of lock down is building confidence for our members to return.

We will continue to adapt and respond to our community and challenge the definition of what workspace is, from where work is done to how it’s done, and then keep our spaces creative to reflect that.

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.”

– Charles Darwin

If you have any questions or want to book a free trial day, please get in touch.

Tribe Perks

We have completed the last of our in house training for Tribe members- all made possible from Bounce’s generous donation last year.

Julia Woodman or Portobello Alexander Technique, taught us about working ergonomics and how to use posture and awareness when sitting at the desk all day, and looking after your body at the same time.
Craig Ali, from Total Health, did an inspiring workshop on Eat, Move, Recover, also looking at our well-being at work, by eating the right things, moving around and stretching regularly when tied to a desk all day; as well as taking breaks and recovering energies through breathing techniques, yoga and – yes – cold water therapy, inspiring some of us to swim in the sea!
We held a session on Finance for Freelancers with FreeAgent, led by one of their chief accountants, Emily. Tips included how to stay on top of invoicing, expenses and income management.
Most recently we had Paul Rankin and his colleague Ross McDonald from Cunning Fox Digital teaching us about Website development and digital Marketing- something that is useful to all of our little or big enterprises and companies.
There are so many different people and organisations co-working at Tribe Porty, all with different needs, aspirations and development stages and there has been something for everyone. We are so lucky to have these opportunities for professional development that get provided and organised.
Thanks again to Bounce and all of our expert trainers for the brilliant sessions.
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