Our company, evox, is by definition a “Public Benefit Corporation,” which requires lots of specifically high standards and commitments to community and the environment as mandated in our corporate by-laws. We love these standards outlined by B-LABS (B Corp), and are particularly proud of our stand for the environment.
One of many aspects of our eco-commitment is that, whenever possible, evox is a remote workplace, so team members are not commuting to a workplace and adding unnecessary carbon to our footprint.
There are, of course, occasions when team members, who are based all around the country, might come together for a meeting or conference. During these great times of being in the same city at the same time, we always look for local co-working spaces, like the international string of Impact Hubs, the Cambridge Innovation Center, and Village Workspaces.
Creativity breeds creativity, and being able to drop into fertile imaginative environments is a treat.
I must say, I love these spaces. Actually, I lurrvvv these spaces. They are always impossibly cool with bitchin' new furniture and glass walls and quirky niches and kitchens with endlessly flowing espresso. The people—the fellow shared workspace workers—are passionate and hip and sport interesting and fashionably edgy eyewear…and they have stories to tell and projects that light them up and a gorgeous desire to share and find out what we’re up to, as well. Working from home and playing with my dogs any time I wish is heaven, but rubbing up against other folks who are driven and inspired provides a special something that I find very energizing when we use co-working spaces.
It’s hard for me to figure out why this alternative isn’t more ubiquitous. Creativity breeds creativity, and being able to drop into fertile imaginative environments is a treat.
Wave of the future? Clearly it should be.
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