Midstay x Deskimo: Transforming your remote work experience

March 13, 2024

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As the landscape of work continues to evolve, the rise of remote work and coworking spaces has become a defining feature of the modern professional experience. 

In this exploration of the human side of coworking, let’s delve into the profound impact of connecting beyond desks and chairs.

Shifting Work Dynamics

Remote work and coworking have shattered the conventional notion of centralized office space, enabling professionals to perform their duties from virtually anywhere in the world. This shift has redefined the traditional 9-to-5 workday, allowing for increased flexibility and work-life balance.

This rise of remote work has diminished the importance of physical proximity, challenging the longstanding belief that productivity is directly linked to employees being present in a traditional office setting. As a result, companies have adapted by embracing virtual collaboration tools and fostering a culture of trust that transcends physical boundaries. In this era of shifting work dynamics, the successful professional is not only proficient in their specific field but can adapt and thrive in this evolving landscape.

Navigating Remote Work Loneliness

The shift towards remote work has undeniably brought flexibility and convenience, but it doesn’t come without challenges. One prominent issue is the sense of loneliness that can accompany remote work, with employees feeling isolated from the camaraderie of the traditional office environment.

According to a survey conducted by Microsoft, 59% of hybrid employees and 56% of remote employees have fewer professional “friendships” since moving to hybrid or remote work, and this is thought to contribute to feelings of loneliness.

If remote workers admit to experiencing feelings of loneliness, and the lack of networking, highlighting a significant concern in the remote work landscape. This emotional toll can impact not only individual well-being but also productivity and job satisfaction.

Amidst the solitude, there is a growing recognition of the importance of social interaction for mental health and overall work happiness. Remote workers are increasingly expressing the need for a way that bridge the social gap, providing opportunities for meaningful connections and shared experiences.

The Human Side of Coworking

According to a study by Apollo Technical, the current work landscape is evolving, with 72% of global employees preferring a hybrid work style. However, the younger generation, specifically Gen Z, expresses concern about missing out on networking and career development opportunities by not being in the office. 

While traditional in-office interactions may be fading, virtual networking and coworking sessions down geographical barriers, providing opportunities to meet people globally.

Coworking spaces and online platforms dedicated to workers bring the human side missing in remote work. 

Indeed, bringing together remote workers with diverse backgrounds and experiences in a coworking environment fosters the exchange of ideas, insights, and perspectives. This collaborative synergy often sparks innovative solutions, opens up new avenues for business opportunities, and inspires individuals to break free from conventional thinking and approach their work with a renewed mindset. 

The sense of camaraderie and support within these environments can alleviate the loneliness often associated with remote work or independent entrepreneurship. Ultimately, coworking spaces stand as vital contributors to a more connected and fulfilling professional landscape.

Establishing regular virtual social interactions plays a pivotal role in enhancing mental and emotional well-being. Individuals who actively engage with colleagues in virtual settings often report higher job satisfaction and lower rates of burnout, mitigating the isolating effects of remote work. Socialising serves as a catalyst for boosting team morale and motivation in the virtual realm whether through coffee breaks or virtual chat.

How Midstay helps you build connections

Midstay connects remote workers in a distinctive way, offering a solution that transcends conventional platforms, distinguishing itself as a social network tailored for the unique challenges of remote work. Midstay prioritizes the human side of remote work by facilitating connections between like-minded individuals in the same geographical area. The platform allows users to meet new people, share experiences, and combat loneliness.

The features, such as Matches, Share Plans – allowing you to meet up with fellow remote workers, foster meaningful connections, encouraging users to engage in real-life interactions and build a supportive community. Through its community-driven approach, Midstay not only connects remote workers in real life but also creates a virtual space for knowledge sharing, advice, and constant support, ensuring that users never feel alone in their remote work journey.

Moreover, Midstay goes beyond mere socializing by actively fostering the development of professional connections and networks. The platform understands that remote work isn’t just about finding companionship but also about building valuable networks for career growth by providing a space where users can connect with like-minded professionals in their field.

In essence, Midstay not only addresses the need for social connections but also recognizes the importance of building a professional network to thrive in the remote work landscape. The platform is designed to enrich the lives of remote workers by fostering both personal and professional connections.

One of Midstay’s main hubs is located in Bali, Indonesia, and has become a popular place for remote workers and digital nomads. Known for its stunning natural beauty and growing infrastructure to support remote work, Bali offers co-working spaces that are available on-demand on Deskimo. The island’s relaxed environment, vibrant community, and affordable living make it an attractive destination for those seeking a unique work-life balance.

Find A Workspace Wherever You Are With Deskimo

In recent years, the popularity of coworking spaces has surged, catering to the needs of entrepreneurs, freelancers, and remote workers seeking a versatile workspace. 

We often underestimate the human aspect element within these environments. Beyond the tangible features like desks and amenities, coworking spaces also play this pivotal role in combating isolation by providing individuals with a communal environment that encourages social interaction. 

Deskimo is reshaping the landscape of work with on-demand and pay-by-the-minute access to thousands of coworking spaces in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, and the UAE. Deskimo provides access to a variety of spaces, including coworking spaces, meeting rooms, private offices and event spaces, with flexible booking options and transparent pricing.

The coworking spaces within Deskimo’s network serve as vibrant hubs where diverse professionals from various backgrounds converge, fostering a sense of community and shared purpose.

Building Connections in the Remote Work Era

By combining the strengths of Midstay’s virtual community-building features with the thousands of coworking spaces available on-demand on Deskimo, remote workers experience a more holistic and interconnected approach to their work-life balance. This collaboration ensures that the power of community extends beyond online interactions to enrich the daily lives of remote workers in both digital and physical spaces.

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