By the time I’m writing this reflection, two months would have passed since my internship with Garage Cadet. This was actually my first real internship, and my time with Lattis has been a special experience.
The first notable thing is the working space. Before stepping into Garage Society, I had never heard of co-working spaces. With this internship, I had the chance to work in one and experience it in first-hand. My boss, Will, and I worked side-by-side people from other start-ups and freelancers. While the space overlooked a city view of Sheung Wan, the most memorable thing was the beer tap. I never expected to see a beer tap in an office! The second is the atmosphere. Everyone works hard, but the atmosphere at Garage is also cozy and warm. Every morning, I would hear people from different backgrounds greeting each other, asking each other how yesterday or the past weekend has been for them. It was easy to bond with like-minded people, and the communal workspace allowed you to get to know people very quickly. I feel that there is certainly more than work in a co-working space. From the beginning of my internship, I worked approximately 10 hours a week or 2 hours a day, which is already quite unusual. Will would try his best to accommodate my schedule, as I still have school during the day. We would work from 5 to 7 pm on some days and 9 or 11 am on others. With Will travelling throughout the month of July, I was able to work according to my own schedule. I never imagined something I’d have so much flexibility. For the whole of July, I had my first freelance experience. Through this, I learned the importance of communication and time management. Even with difficulties in communication, messages have to be delivered clearly in order to get things moving. Even if it is simple, it’s important to always keep the other person updated. I also learned to stay level headed and organised, and never let tasks overwhelm you. What a great Summer!
Strengthen mental health in the workplace and introduce a culture of wellness and mental wellbeing to increase productivity, creativity, and employee happiness.
The following is a recap summary from our webinar on “Team Management 101: How To Manage Your Team Remotely And Effectively?” which was hosted on March 12, 2020. You may watch the recording of the event here.
Every year March 8th rolls around, and the world wakes up to recognise and celebrate the countless women who make the backbone of our social structure. The last couple of years have been quite significant in taking celebrations from just being about the cookies and cupcakes to being about the cognisance of social and workplace gender biases. At Garage Society, we care about the community, and being inclusive is our long term commitment. This one extra day just gives us an excuse to share our thoughts on the subject with you.