Heidi Butzine is Owner & Co-Captain of Social Workplace. She is also Chief Marketing Strategist & Owner of digital marketing agency, Localista Media. With over 25 years of career experience, she’s worn all the hats in running a company from start-up to selling her business to a Fortune 500 company for nearly $20 million. She’s a best-selling author and speaks to industry and professional organizations about local marketing.
How Can We Help?
Social Workplace is a coworking, office and meeting space offering flexible work space based in the heart of the South Bay of Los Angeles. With access to onsite business mentorship, if you’re looking for flexible office space and want to be part of a growing community of fun business people who’ve been down the road of startups and also starting new side hustles, come by for a tour at Social Workplace and check out the space!
How to be productive when coworking at Social Workplace
Whether you’re coming in for a few hours or to work for a few days each month, getting the most out of your time is important to being effective while coworking.
A few quick tips to help you have the most productive (and fun) day…
Plan your day – Have a general plan for the day or set one or two goals (be realistic) that you’re going to achieve by the end of the day. Kick procrastination in the behind! Use this time at the space to tackle the first bite of that big project or several little tasks and get it done.
Keep yourself accountable – Write down the tasks for the day, tick them off as you complete them (feels so great!) and do not let yourself go home without completing them all. Being strict in this department will lay a good foundation for healthy productivity.
Break regularly – Simply getting up to stretch or move around for a couple of moments is great to clear the mind and get a little movement in to keep the blood flowing. The brain just needs to “reset” every once in a while.
Effective engagement – Connecting with others is great, but it should be productive and beneficial to you/your project and not wasting time, keeping others from doing their work. Be aware of others and find ways to engage without being distracting or even procrastinating by chatting. It does more harm than good for productivity in a coworking space.
WHAT TO BRING
A sweater or light jacket – We try to make the space as cool and comfortable as possible but you may want to bring a sweater or light jacket in case you get cold.
Laptop & power cord – Don’t forget the essentials when you come to work. We have just about anything else you might need but these items you can’t leave home without.
Earbuds/headphones – Always great to bring earbuds if you want to work undisturbed or listen to your own tunes while working.
Cell phone – Please be sure that your phone is on silent so as not to disturb other workers. We have charging stations for most mobile phones throughout the space.
Nosh (food) – We have a refrigerator and microwave for food if you’re brown-bagging it. If you plan on microwaving odiferous food please use the clubhouse microwave so as not to bother others. Ask us about nearby places to #eatlocal if you need some recommendations – there are some great places!
WHEN YOU GET HERE
Parking – Parking is first-come, first-served and you may even want to walk, bike ride, Uber or Lyft to the space if you’re close by. Please do not park in our neighbors’ spots next door and follow any posted parking notices. Bike parking is available, bring a bike lock.
Entry – Please enter and exit via Suite 200 upstairs. Let us know when you’re leaving for the day.
KNOW THE GROUND RULES
If you still need help, please refer to our Ground Rules. All of our Members and Guests are required to follow them.
DON’T BE SHY
Let us know if you need anything. We’re here to make the time you spend at Social Workplace a great experience. So feel free to enjoy the outdoor lounge area, tap on our door if you want to bounce an idea off your fellow entrepreneur business owners or have a good joke you want to share, and introduce yourself to anyone else who may be in the space.
Ready to get coworking?
If you’re looking for flexible office space and want to be part of a growing community of fun business people who’ve been down the road of startups and also starting new side hustles, book a tour at Social Workplace and check out the space!