Categories for Modern Office

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“Vue” to the World with Workbar’s Engineers

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Workbar’s software engineers like Kristin Ruben are the masterminds behind our members’ digital user experience. She is the guest author of this post on the Javascript framework Vue.js (which is responsible for some of the new dynamic features of the platform, such as digital on-boarding) and the organizer of the upcoming Vue.js meetup in Workbar Cambridge…. Continue Reading
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Food for Thought Leaders: Cater Your Business Meeting

By Dave Gentry |

Food is an important catalyst for bringing people together, kindling conversation, building new relationships, and strengthening existing ones. Many companies are discovering that if they cater business meetings, the results speak for themselves. Workbar members, we are excited to announce a great way for you to order food for your meetings and events: ezCater for… Continue Reading
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The Real Cost of Commuting

By Dave Gentry |

The morning and evening commute to work is usually the most dreaded part of any job.  Using the average twenty-two work-day month, we broke down the costs for each major transportation mode to determine how much it costs to commute in major U.S. cities. As first published here, the major findings from the Brookings Institution,… Continue Reading
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9 Essential Online Tools for the Remote Worker

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For many companies, the remote workforce presents a huge advantage. It improves work/life balance for the workers, increases productivity and revenue for the business, and enables project managers to hire talent regardless of geographic boundaries. But how can you be sure your remote coworkers are in the loop or productive when you don’t share the same… Continue Reading
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Pwning Product Placement (with help from Mr. Robot)

By Dave Gentry |

The protagonist of the TV show Mr. Robot is a dark hero whose superhuman ability to hack computer systems provides the backdrop for the show’s clashes of  good versus evil. When the producers needed a realistic technology for a particular scene, they reached out to Boston-based company  Pwnie Express with a special request: Could they… Continue Reading
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Workbar’s Reservable Room Names, Part 2

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When Workbar opened its next two “Hub” locations in Somerville and Arlington,  the inspiration for the conference room names was drawn from colorful aspects of the local history. See Part 1  for the story behind the reservable room names in Boston and Cambridge Workbar Union Reservable Room Names “Hammer” Despite an underdeveloped left arm,  Somerville native… Continue Reading
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Good Programmer Hunting: Cities vs Suburbs

By Dave Gentry |

You need an office in the city to attract cutting edge programming talent. That was the simplified answer to the deceptively complicated question Paul Beltrani  posed  across the Workbar Business discussion  group. Beltrani  works out of Workbar Cambridge and wondered if anyone in the community understood the location preferences of software developers in the region.  The… Continue Reading
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3 Ways for Workplace Wellness

By Dave Gentry |

Across the modern office landscape, a rebooted approach to workplace wellness programs is proving how an abstract investment can reap emotional and economic rewards. Healthier employees take fewer sick days, happier employees experience less turn over, and companies that understand this are discovering new ways to nuture the body and soul. Traditional wellness programs can… Continue Reading