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PodcastS2 Ep3. The balance between productivity & social interaction with Melanie Burnier

S2 Ep3. The balance between productivity & social interaction with Melanie Burnier

Suzanne talks to Melanie Burnier, founder of The Work Hub in Switzerland (with locations in Vevey and Bulle). Melanie, is also CoPresident of the Swiss Association of Coworking and is a big advocate of coworking in rural areas.

They talk about:

  • coworking is the alternative to commuting – the balance between productivity & social interaction
  • the benefits of remote working from flexible workspaces – the structure, productivity and engagement that it brings
  • how as an industry we can work more collectively to engage with employers and spread the positive, sustainable impact that remote working can bring from various different perspectives
  • Adaptations since the pandemic – infrastructure / balancing volumes & acoustics / new contactless access
  • Melanie’s predictions for the future of flexible work for employees, freelancers and employers alike
“Everyone that’s been able to successfully work from home during the pandemic should also be able to work productively from a coworking or a flexible workspace if that’s available to them and that way they’re better able to balance their optimum output & social interaction”.
Connect with Melanie on LinkedIn –
This episode was presented by Suzanne Murdock of The Hub Newry It was produced by Emily Crosby Media

S2E3 Transcript

Expert in Coworking, FlexSpaces & Remote Working | Help you identify the most productive working environment for you & your team | Propagator of meaningful connections | Podcaster Did you know: 📌40% of people feel the greatest benefit of remote work is the flexible schedule 📌16% of companies exclusively hire remote workers Engaging with small businesses and the faces behind them and making meaningful, human connections brings a big smile to my face as does anything horticulture & heritage! I love to help business owners & individuals grow and succeed in a life that truly reflects the real them and uses their core values and characteristics. Over the last 20 or so years I’ve centred around relationship management within the property and finance sectors in London and more recently my story has brought me into developing a network of coworking and flex spaces in Northern Ireland. For the last 12 years I’ve been self-employed and during this time founded The Hub Newry coworking spaces. As co-founder of a multi award-winning network of flex spaces with global connections and partnerships I help educate & research around the future of work & evolving workplace best practice. In short, I want to put a smile on the face behind your business & help you find your best flexible working environment to be your most productive, resilient & successful self. Who do I work with? ✨Entrepreneurs / Coaches & Professionals 💻SME's 😎Coworking operators

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