ONE YEAR FROM LOCKDOWN: WHAT IT MEANS FOR OFFICES Where are we now? The first lockdown in Malaysian began on 18 March 2021 to curb the spread of Covid-19, with the country’s international borders closed and strictly monitored. A year on plus from lockdown, we evaluate where the lockdowns and economic
HOW TO STAY SANE WHILE WORKING FROM HOME HOW TO STAY SANE WHILE WORKING FROM HOME Today marks one year of living with covid-19 and grappling with work-from-home. During this pandemic, many entrepreneurs find themselves overwhelmed as they face long periods of working from
BENEFITS OF FACE-TO-FACE MEETINGS Covid-19 has forced a massive remote work experience all over the world. Microsoft Teams, Skype and Zoom calls have become the part and parcel of our daily communication. In fact, we are seeing Zoom’s profits skyrocket more than average thanks to the coronavirus crisis. It is no
HOW TO ATTRACT AND KEEP YOUR CLIENTS DURING COVID-19 Covid-19 has killed many businesses. With the crashing economy and disrupted supply chain, it seems impossible and risky to even expand your current business in this brand new year. Let alone open a new one. Some businesses that benefit from the physical
HOW FREELANCERS CAN BENEFIT FROM VIRTUAL OFFICE The freelance economy is in. According to the World Bank 2019 study, in Malaysia, there was about 26 percent of the Malaysian workforce made of freelancers. And it is said that the number is set to grow. But the covid-19 pandemic has even accelerated
RETURNING TO THE OFFICE FOR COLLABORATION Months of lockdown, social distancing and work from home (WFH) from COVID-19 have forced everyone to adapt to the new norm. People’s livelihoods all over the world are largely affected as a result. Although this year we have seen the power of human perseverance like
CHALLENGES OF WORKING FROM HOME Is work from home (WFH) really possible in the long run? Across the world, the pandemic crisis has greatly forced all to work from home to keep surviving amid lockdowns. A survey even reveals that the majority of workers in Malaysia are comfortable with working remotely.
COVID-19: DOMINO EFFECT AND DISTRESS Covid-19 is here to stay. The social, economic and wellbeing impact on the global level have expanded and challenges for business all around the world are growing faster than ever. The global aviation industry is forced to ground majority of their fleets, bringing them to bankruptcy as people
VIRTUAL OFFICE IN THE CLOUD: WORK FROM ANYWHERE The brick and mortar office is losing its appeal as days go by with covid19 pandemic. As much as we wanted to go back to the office, third waves of covid-19 cases are holding us back from re-entering the workplace completely.
RE-ENTERING WORKPLACE WITH FLEXIBLE COWORKING SPACE Conventional long-term office leases failed to provide flexibility that many companies need today. Due to the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, short-term, flexible coworking spaces can help companies de-densify their office without sacrificing much costs. In order to better accommodate for any rapid changes