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A crunchy take on business trends, coworking, shared economy, productivity and leadership

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The Great Return: Post-Pandemic Coworking

As cities around the world ease regulations, it is back to business for many. But let’s face it: returning to your job post-pandemic isn’t going to be like heading back to the office after a long vacation. Just as it has shown the resilience of the workforce, the pandemic has also put the spotlight on the fissures between traditional ways of running a company and the needs of the people who make it. We spot the big trends that will change the way we work: and some of them are pretty welcoming.

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COVID-19 Covered: How to Ramp Up your Brand Positioning in a Pandemic

There is no better time than now to build and strengthen your brand positioning and messaging through digital platforms. The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed the world into a new normal: a life conducted online. How can companies leverage on this to build and strengthen their brand position and messaging during this extraordinary time? Experts from The Great Room community weigh in.

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Goals versus Storytelling | The Power of Storytelling

Workplace goals are useful, but they’re just part of the process. Here’s why storytelling matters. Who doesn’t love a great story? Whether you’re reading it, watching it, or listening to it, a compelling story will have you captivated; for minutes if not hours. Stories are something we hear and tell every day; to ourselves, to…

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Go Deep: How Focused Work can Set You up for Success

Forget multi-tasking. Deep work is the key to boosting productivity and performance. Here’s how to do it. Last year, a McKinsey Global Institute survey, “The social economy: Unlocking value and productivity through social technologies”, found that most professionals spent an average of 28% of their work-week reading and answering emails. Your inbox is probably just…

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5 Tips for Leading Through Adversity

Helping corporate captains steer their ships through troubled waters happens to be what Paul Harvey has built his career on. From The Great Room at Centennial Tower, Harvey applies his extensive experience with executive coaching and leadership development programmes to his role as partner at organisational design consultancy Synthesis. Here are his leadership strategies for guiding a team through crisis.

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Fighting an Invisible Enemy: CEOs against the COVID-19 Slump

Does the viral crisis call for wartime CEO mentality? Make no mistake, this is war. Yet it is a war like no other, for the opponent is not a competition after market share or trying to outdo you in a tech race. It is an insidious virus that hijacks the lives of the man of…

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Personal Kanban: How This Organising System can Boost your Productivity

While many productivity tools focus on achieving more and ticking the boxes, Personal Kanban emphasises working and living better, boosting your overall productivity. Here’s how it works, and how you can make it work for you.

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Hong Kong’s Decentralization of Business Districts: Why Major Brands are Moving to Quarry Bay

Central is no longer the only core business district in Hong Kong. High Rental Prices Driving companies to look outside of Central Thanks to Hong Kong’s continued growth as Asia’s leading financial hub, the demand for Grade A office space in Hong Kong continues to grow with vacancy rates in the traditional CBD area of Central, hitting…

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Live in the Moment and Be Great at What You Do

Zi En, Co-founder of HASIKO, is a former banker turned serial entrepreneur and a qualified Pilates instructor. HASIKO was founded to empower people to lead their best lives by forging strong connections with their mind, body and self.