Why I think you need to make mistakes every day and how I believe you should deal with them.

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As a professional athlete I know that when you arrive for a game with the mindset that mistakes are not an option you’ll end up  playing the game passively. This attitude in fact stops you from pushing harder. On the flipside, when you go onto the floor with the approach of “let’s play” and if mistakes happen I know I did my best, you’ll have a much more successful game. This confidence will have you trying every option possible to win.

I approach business the same way . You have to check yourself from time to time and make sure you’re not playing a “safe game.” Don’t be afraid to make mistakes, they’re natural and you learn from them. Always start your day with the right mindset, to come, play and win.

Now that we’ve establish mistakes are ok, it is important to recognize the big secret to this. It’s not that you should come and make mistakes, everybody can do that. What you want to pay attention to is how you deal with your mistakes. Most of us are very hard on ourselves, so after our first mistake we think twice about our next move. The great people don’t pay to much attention to their mistakes, within minutes they’ve forgotten about them and have continued forward with their plan. Of course, they’ll learn from these mistakes, but they don’t hold them back and they continue to believe in themselves.

You see, it's a numbers thing. I believe that if you make a lot of actions and you keep your confidence high you end up doing more good actions and you will really play to WIN!

So, if there is something that you want to do and you don't know where to start my best advice is just go for it. This way you can get the ball rolling and see where you need to improve. You can’t make a basket if you won’t shoot the ball.

So shoot!

Make as many mistakes as you can and believe in yourself and your vision and keep playing.

I promise you, in the end you’ll win the game.

If you think that can add value to one of your colleagues or friends, share it!

Cheers,

Oded

Rentse – Inspiring work spaces for your next business trip.

What is the cost of a bad meeting?

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As a businessman who is constantly on the move or perhaps a freelancer, we are forced to meet clients in a variety of places such as noisy coffee shops, boring hotel lobbies or even a traditional office.

In these situations it doesn’t matter how professional you are, if your client hears three 15 year old girls screaming in the back of the Starbucks you’re conducting your meeting in, business may not go the way you want it to go.

Once you’ve established that a public space like a coffee shop won’t work, what will you turn to next? Perhaps a hotel lobby, or a hotel conference room? Dagmar, a well-traveled business women says, “It’s uninspiring, boring and immediately forces the meeting to become very formal.”

Everybody knows that in order to have a successful meeting, one that you can call great, you have to prepare for it properly. This covers every detail from the agenda down to the location. What people don’t always realize is that the location should not be overlooked! Sometimes the location is more important than what is said and directly impacts whether you close a deal.

So, the price of a meeting in a bad environment can be huge! It can result in you losing your clients, losing the deal and in the worst-case scenario losing your job. We could be talking about thousands of euros, or even millions!

This is particularly important for companies that have sales people. Don’t send your employees to meet clients at Starbucks, this is disrespecting your employees and your clients.

Make sure that your meetings are getting scheduled to take place in inspiring places that will show your clients that you invested in them. It will also allow for your employees to be more focused on closing the deal.

So, I’m not saying you must book a meeting room for every meeting, but you should know that there always are alternatives. You can choose where you want to have a meeting based on your needs, and you can book online (via Rentse) a meeting room that can potentially be a game changer for your business.

I hope you’ve found this valuable and I would love to hear what you think.

If you think this information can help some of your colleagues please share.

Cheers,

Oded

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איך לקבל את היום שלכם חזרה.

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אז זה קורה לכולנו, אנחנו מתחילים את היום עם רשימה ברורה של דברים שאנחנו רוצים לעשות. אם אין לכם רשימה כזו , קחו לכם כמה דקות ותקראו את הכתבה שלנו על למה חשוב לכתוב את היעדים היומיים שלכם.

אז בואו נגיד שעשיתם רשימה והתחלתם את היום עם חיוך גדול על הפנים, רק שפתאום נתקעתם בפקק מעצבן שגרם לכם לאיחור רציני לעבודה, או שקיבלתם שיחת טלפון שלקחה הרבה יותר זמן ממה שתיכננתם או פגישה חשובה שהייתם צריכים לתת לה תשומת לב.

בדרך כלל, שדברים כאלה קורים, אנחנו מרשים לעצמנו לעזוב את כל הרשימה שלנו ולזרוק אותה לפח. הרי גם ככה איבדנו כל שליטה על היום שלנו ,אז אין טעם להמשיך ולנסות לתכנן משהו. וזה מרגיש רע נכון?

אז תנו לנו לתת לכם כמה עצות איך אתם יכולים לקחת את היום שלכם חזרה גם שדברים לא מתוכננים קורים.

דבר ראשון, אל תילחמו עם זה. שבו , תנשמו ותסתכלו על הרשימה שלכם ברגיעה. תסדרו את הרשימה מחדש וקחו שליטה על היום שלכם מחדש.

קחו לעצמכם 10 דקות לנקות את הראש ולחזור לעצמכם. תנסו לשמוע קצת מוסיקה ולנשום, תנסו למצוא 5 דברים שאתם יכולים להגיד עליהם תודה ( תנסו את זה, זה מדהים!)ותרשמו אותם על דף. אתם ישר תרגישו רגועים יותר והרבה יותר חדים להמשך היום.

דבר אחרון, תרשמו לכם את שלושת הדברים הכי חשובים שאתם רוצים להשיג ולהשלים עד סוף היום ותדאגו שאתם משלימים אותם.
זה יתן לכם המון ביטחון ויוציא אתכם בהרגשה טובה בסוף היום.

שתפו אותנו איך אתם מגיבים שאתם מרגישים שהיום שלכם הולך לאיבוד.

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למה ביקורת בונה זה אחד הדברים הטובים שיכולים לקרות לך

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אז, כולנו היינו שם, לקחנו על עצמנו משימה ועשינו את כל המאמצים לעשות את המשימה בצורה הכי טובה שאפשר. ברגע שסיימנו, יש תחושה של גאווה עצמית נכון?

אנחנו הולכים ושואלים את הקולגות והחברים שלנו את דעתם. הם יכולים לראות עד כמה אנחנו גאים "ביצירה" שלנו אז כדי לא לפגוע בנו הם אומרים לנו "אחלה עבודה" עם חצי חיוך… העניין הוא, שאנשים לא באמת אוהבים לתת ביקורת לאנשים שהשקיעו הרבה זמן ומאמץ בעבודה שלהם, זה הסיבה שאישתך שואלת אותך "איך אני נראית" אחרי שהיא התלבשה, התאפרה וסידרה את השיער אתה תמיד תגיד "מדהים!!!"

ואז מגיע רגע האמת, מגיע מישהו שאיכפת לו מהעבודה שלך ומאמין בך ואומר לך ישר בפרצוף "אני אוהב את מה שניסית לעשות פה, אבל אתה מסוגל להרבה יותר…"

האמת, הם הבן הזה הוא מישהו שאתם יכולים לסמוך עליו, הביקורת הזו היא הדבר הכי טוב שאתם יכולים לבקש. זה יהיה כואב בהתחלה ותיהיה הרגשה של אכזבה, אבל אני מבטיח לכם שאם אתם פתוחים לביקורת בונה ושומרים על גישה חיובית, אתם תהפכו להיות יותר טובים בעבודה שלכם, תיהיו חזקים יותר מנטלית, יצירתיים בצורה שאתם עובדים וכמובן אנשים טובים יותר.

אני מציע לכם לשמור את הבן אדם שנותן לכם ביקורת בונה קרוב קרוב ולהתייעץ איתו לעיתים קרובות שאתם עובדים על פרוייקט חדש.

בגישה כזו, אני מבטיח לכם שבפרוייקט הבא  אתם באמת תתגאו בעצמכם.

ספרו לי על ביקורת בונה שעזרה לכם להשתפר בצורה משמעותית בקריירה שלכם ואפילו בחיים בכלל.

אם זה עזר לכם בבקשה שתפו עם חברים נוספים.

עובדים מהבית?

כנסו לאתר שלנו ונמצא לכם את מקום העבודה שמתאים בדיוק לצרכים שלכם!

אתר הגדול בישראל למציאת מקומות עבודה לטווחי ביניים לחצו כאן!

איך כתיבת מטרות יומיות ישפר לכם את הביטחון העצמי?

 

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איך כתיבת מטרות יומיות ישפר לכם את הביטחון העצמי?!

בתור אנשי עסקים אנחנו יכולים למצוא את עצמנו בעומסים גדולים. אנחנו צריכים להספיק לעשות המון דברים ביום וכל יום חשוב.

לפעמים אני מוצא את עצמי עובד שעות משוגעות ובסוף היום אני אפילו לא זוכר את כל הדברים שעשיתי, והאמת, זה פוגע לי ישירות בביטחון העצמי. כי במצב כזה אני עובד הרבה ולא מרגיש שאני מספיק הרבה.

אז מה אפשר לעשות?

אני מאמין שהפיתרון הטוב ביותר זה כתיבת מטרות יומיות. 

כשאנחנו כותבים מטרות יומיות אנחנו יכולים לסדר אותם לפי עדיפויות וכך להיות בטוחים שאנחנו עובדים על הדברים החשובים קודם.

ברגע שיש לנו מטרות יומיות, אנחנו הרבה פחות פתוחים להסחות דעת וניצול הזמן הרבה יותר אפקטיבי.

ולסיום, התחושה בסוף היום אחרי שהספקת ועשית את המטרות היומיות שלך מספקת ביותר. אתם תספיקו יותר בפחות זמן ותרגישו הרבה יותר טוב עם עצמכם וביטחון העצמי עולה…

אני מאוד ממליץ לנסות את העניין.

אשמח לשמוע חוויות ותגובות.

 

Why don't we use our spare office space?

More and more businesses nowadays, who look for an office space for their company, look for offices that will allow them in the future to scale their business (and business size).

Untill that day those businnesses actually pay, substantial amout of money, on this unused office space and evry time they pass by the empty office they feel bit ancomfetble…

So why not just rent out those unused spaces for a short term rentals and at the same time keep the so needed flexabilty?!

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At the same time business travellers, freelancers, home workers, remote workers and other professionals, who usually work from hotel rooms or lobbies, home or coffee shops look for an alternative  – a temporary flexible workspace.

Office owners generate extra income from their unused space, and hotel/home workers provided with the opportunity to work with like-minded people and to expand their network. So if you have an unused space in your office start generate extra money today! you might meet your next client, colleague or worker that way.

We can help you do it.

To hear more details,

oded@rentse.com       Rentse Spaces

שלושה דברים שעורכי דין שעובדים מהבית חייבים לדעת!

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3 דברים שעורכי דין שעובדים מהבית צריכים לדעת:

1. אין צורך להתחייב לתקופות ארוכות בשביל למצוא את המשרד שמתאים לכם.

היום יש אפשרויות של השכרת חדרים במשרדים קיימים שהרבה יותר גמישים ויכולים למצוא לכם את הפיתרון שמתאים בדיוק לצרכים שלכם.

2. יש אפשרויות להשכיר חדרי ישיבות במשרדים קיימים לפי מחיר שעתי ולעשות פגישות שיתנו הרגשה מקצועית ומושקעת.

95% מהזמן חדרי ישיבות לא בשימוש. אמרנו את זה לבעלי המשרדים והיום אפשר להשכיר חדרי ישיבות לפי שעות במשרדי עורכי דין קיימים.

3. לפעמים צריך להשקיע קצת כסף על מקום עבודה כדי לקחת את העסק בצורה רצינית ולהספיק הרבה יותר. מחקרים מראים שאנחנו שמשקיעים במקום העבודה שלהם עובדים בצורה רצינית יותר והרבה יותר מפוקסים.

50% will be freelancer?

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In the next 5 years, 50% of the workforce will be freelancers. That is a big number and something that we can't ignore.

It means that people will need creative and  flexible work spaces more and more.

We believe that Coworking spaces and spare offices are the best solutions out there.

We building a platform that will make the process of finding your ideal workspace much easier and effective.

Do you have a spare space in your office? Want us to come and take photos?

Looking for a co-working space in Berlin?

oded@rentse.com

You make more money co-working

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So, why 50% of the people who works from co-working spaces report of a better income than working from home and cafe shops?

entrepreneur and freelancer that tried coworking spaces find themselves working harder and better.

first, they starting to take themselves seriously and trying to make their money worth. they are more focus on their work and goals.

Second, " seeing all this small companies and individuals working hard to build their businesses was very inspiring for me. I Immediately raise my working standards and worked much harder than I used to." says Itay Aviam CO-Founder and CTO of iSea app

Third, freelancer that used to work from home and cafe shops and started to work from co-working spaces said that their networks and collaboration skills have soared. It helped them to generate more leads and more traffic to their business.

Have another great stories from co-working spaces?

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Why People Thrive in Coworking Spaces

Originally posted on Harvard Business Review.

There seems to be something special about coworking spaces. As researchers who have, for years, studied how employees thrive, we were surprised to discover that people who belong to them report levels of thriving that approach an average of 6 on a 7-point scale. This is at least a point higher than the average for employees who do their jobs in regular offices, and something so unheard of that we had to look at the data again.

It checked out. So we were curious: What makes coworking spaces – defined as membership-based workspaces where diverse groups of freelancers, remote workers, and other independent professionals work together in a shared, communal setting – so effective? And are there lessons for more traditional offices?

To find out, we interviewed several coworking space founders and community managers, and surveyed several hundred workers from dozens of coworking spaces around the U.S. A regression analysis following our survey revealed three substantial predictors of thriving:

People who use coworking spaces see their work as meaningful. Aside from the typeof work they’re doing – freelancers choosing projects they care about, for example — the people we surveyed reported finding meaning in the fact that they could bring their whole selves to work. They’re able to do this in a few ways.

First, unlike a traditional office, coworking spaces consist of members who work for a range of different companies, ventures, and projects. Because there is little direct competition or internal politics, they don’t feel they have to put on a work persona to fit in. Working amidst people doing different kinds of work can also make one’s own work identity stronger. Our respondents were given the opportunity to frequently describe what they do, which can make what they do seem more interesting and distinctive.

Second, meaning may also come from working in a culture where it is the norm to help each other out, and there are many opportunities to do so; the variety of workers in the space means that coworkers have unique skill sets that they can provide to other community members.

Lastly, meaning may also be derived from a more concrete source: The social mission inherent in the Coworking Manifesto, an online document signed by members of more than 1,700 working spaces. It clearly articulates the values that the coworking movement aspires to, including community, collaboration, learning, and sustainability. These values get reinforced at the annual Global Coworking UnConference. So in many cases, it’s not simply the case that a person is going to work; they’re also part of a social movement.

They have more job control. Coworking spaces are normally accessible 24/7. People can decide whether to put in a long day when they have a deadline or want to show progress, or can decide to take a long break in the middle of the day to go to the gym. They can choose whether they want to work in a quiet space so they can focus, or in a more collaborative space with shared tables where interaction is encouraged. They can even decide to work from home, without repercussion, if they need to meet a repairperson or deal with a family member need.

And while coworkers value this autonomy, we also learned that they equally value some form of structure in their professional lives. Too much autonomy can actually cripple productivity because people lack routines. Coworkers reported that having a community to work in helps them create structures and discipline that motivates them. Thus, paradoxically, some limited form of structure enables an optimal degree of control for independent workers.

They feel part of a community. Connections with others are a big reason why people pay to work in a communal space, as opposed to working from home for free or renting a nondescript office. Each coworking space has its own vibe, and the managers of each space go to great lengths to cultivate a unique experience that meets the needs of their respective members. Grind, for example, is a growing network of coworking spaces in New York and Chicago. Anthony Marinos, who oversees Grind’s marketing, community management, and member services, shared with us, “When it comes to cultivating our community at Grind, we’re all about the human element. We consider ourselves as much a hospitality company as we do a workspace provider. Our staff knows all of our members by name and profession, and we’re constantly facilitating introductions between Grindists.”

WeWork, which recorded a valuation of $5 billion last December, emphasizes how it “seek[s] to create a place you join as an individual, ‘me’, but where you become part of a greater ‘we.'”

Importantly, however, socializing isn’t compulsory or forced. Members can choose when and how to interact with others. They are more likely to enjoy discussions over coffee in the café because they went to the café for that purpose – and when they want to be left alone elsewhere in the building, they are. And while our research found that some people interact with fellow coworkers much less than others, they still felt a strong sense of identity with the community. We believe this comes from coworkers knowing there is the potential for interactions when they desire or need them.

So what are the implications for traditional companies? Even though the coworking movement has its origins among freelancers, entrepreneurs, and the tech industry, it’s increasingly relevant for a broader range of people and organizations. In fact, coworking can become part of your company’s strategy, and it can help your people and your business thrive. An increasing number of companies are incorporating coworking into their business strategies in two ways.

First, they’re being used as an alternative place for people to work. Michael Kenny, Managing Partner of San Diego-based Co-Merge, told us, “In the past year and a half, we’ve seen a dramatic increase in the use of the space by enterprise employees. We have seen teams come in to use various on-demand meeting rooms. We have users from global companies of size ranging from several hundred to several thousand employees who use the space not only to allow their distributed workers to get productive work done, but also to attract employees who demand flexible workplace and work time.”

Grind is also witnessing growth in the number of remote workers who are becoming members. “We haven’t had to reach out to larger organizations, they actually tend to just come to us,” Anthony Marinos says. “We’ve had employees from Visa, journalists from the Chicago Tribune, and even people affiliated with large financial institutions all work out of Grind.”

Spending time away from the office at a coworking space can also spark new ideas. Rebecca Brian Pan, the founder of COVO and former chief operating officer ofNextSpace, explained how Ricoh’s innovation team worked out of NextSpace Santa Cruz for several months to observe how people work and where they hit pain points. Based on member insight and feedback, and their own observations, the Ricoh team explored several new products that could help members in their daily work and chose the most highly rated product to pursue. From this effort, Ricoh later launched this product globally as their Smart Presenter, a paperless meeting solution.

Second, the lessons of coworking spaces can be applied to corporate offices. Just as it’s important to encourage flexibility and support your mobile workforce, there is an equally important reality of creating the right kind of work environment inside your own walls. But this doesn’t just mean creating open plan layouts or adding a coffee bar.

In reality, people need to be able to craft their work in ways that give them purpose and meaning. They should be given control and flexibility in their work environment — many companies are increasingly adopting the best planning practice of providing a 1:1 ratio (or close to it) of desk seats to seats in shared settings used for either collaborative work or quiet work.

Companies are also trying to enable more connections, helping people to interact and build community beyond work meetings. Coworking spaces are one place to look for guidance, as they regularly offer networking events, training programs, social events, and even summer camp. Some companies are going even, further, however. Rich Sheridan and James Goebel, founders of Menlo Innovations in Ann Arbor, Michigan, recently expanded their office space by 7,000 square feet so that so that start-ups and early stage entrepreneurs can work alongside Menlo programmers to spur community and innovation.

In a way, the company is reverse-engineering its office into a coworking space.

Our research — which is ongoing — suggests that the combination of a well-designed work environment and a well-curated work experience are part of the reason people who cowork demonstrate higher levels of thriving than their office-based counteraparts. But what matters the most for high levels of thriving is that people who cowork have substantial autonomy and can be themselves at work. Our advice to traditional companies who want to learn from coworking spaces is to give people the space and support to be their authentic best selves. The result will be employees who feel more committed to your organization, and are more likely to bring their best energy and ideas to the office each day. Even if it is corporate headquarters.


Gretchen Spreitzer, PhD is the Keith E. and Valerie J. Alessi Professor of Business Administration at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business where she is a core faculty member in the Center for Positive Organizations. Her most recent work is looking at positive deviance and how organizations enable employees to thrive.


Peter Bacevice, PhD is a researcher affiliated with the Center for Positive Organizations at theUniversity of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and is Senior Design Strategist with the New York office of HLW International, a global architecture and design firm.  He works with a range of organizations on projects related to workplace strategy, workforce flexibility, and engagement. Follow him on Twitter @Bacevice.


Lyndon Garrett is a PhD candidate at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Businessstudying relationship processes, group bonding, and meaningful work.