As someone who barely has enough charisma to get through the day with dignity, leading a meeting can seem like a pretty daunting task. But it's something most of us have to deal with at one point or another, and whether you get out of it alive goes far beyond preparedness. According to MIT lecturer and author Bob Pozen, emails and meetings are the most severe productivity killers in the workplace. This shouldn’t come as a surprise when you think back on all those meetings that dragged on too long and had no takeaways whatsoever. Read on to see how you can make these dreaded meetings a thing of the past, increase the productivity of your team, and be on your way to having Obama-level charisma (results may vary on this one).
As part of our #BeTheChange series, we sit down and discuss how people and business have evolved, with change-makers in our Garage Community.
This week, we sit down with Michelle Hong, co-founder of Rooftop Republic, a social enterprise on a mission to introduce the joys of urban farming to the city folk of Hong Kong.
Rooftop Republic has been part of the Garage Community since 2018, and they have a rooftop farm on the terrace of our Wan Chai Lockhart space.
It was great to catch up with Michelle over sustainability, social entrepreneurship, and the joys of growing your own food.
The advent of user-friendly e-commerce tools has made starting your own small business easier than ever.
With so many people embarking on their entrepreneurial journey, we thought we’d give you a reminder on how to support small, local business owners.
We encourage everyone to be conscious consumers - whether this means voting with your dollar for locally farmed vegetables, or writing a positive review for the indie coffee shop in your neighbourhood.
Here are a few ideas to get started:
As part of our focus on growth, we asked the Garage Community what areas they would like they spend more time developing. It was very clear that you all wanted to dedicate more time to your mental and physical health!
Considering that Hong Kongers have some of the longest working hours in the world, it’s important to carve out some time for yourself.
Here is a comprehensive wellbeing toolkit with guides, recommendations, and resources for bettering your mind and body.
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