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How COVID-19 Proves to be A Business Opportunity for JustCo with 2 New Co-Working Spaces in Singapore

| October 2020 | Mengingat situasi COVID-19, bisnis terpaksa harus beradaptasi dengan cepat dan menerapkan sistem kerja jarak jauh atau bekerja dari rumah. Saat perusahaan menghadapi ketidakpastian ekonomi dan banyak pekerja harus mengadopsi cara kerja yang baru, tantangan dan […]

30 Oct 2020

In light of the COVID-19 situation, businesses have been forced to adapt quickly and implement remote working or working from home. As companies face economy uncertainties and workers adopt a new way of working, challenges and severe limitations for many businesses arise. Today, businesses recognize the importance of a flexible, reliable and sustainable workspace solution to counter cost pressures ahead, and to retain teams’ productivity and engagement. In an interview with Vulcan Post, Co-founder and CCO of JustCo, KONG Wan Long said, “Many corporates have started to realise that large headquarters which house all staff may not be the best way to go. The co-working model will continue to remain as a viable option, and we foresee more businesses housing employees in flexible workspaces — be it for remote working, business continuity purposes or even workforce decentralisation.” To read the full interview, kindly click here.

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JustCo on CNBC Asia TV: Our New Future

30 Sep 2020

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses around the world have implemented alternative work arrangements such as working from home and business continuity plans, to ensure the safety of workers. In an interview with CNBC Asia TV, Kong Wan Sing, Founder and CEO of JustCo said, “The pandemic has changed how people work. Companies have realised that 100% working from home is not practical, as it impacts productivity and collaboration amongst teams. Businesses today need hybrid workspace solutions, one that is flexible, cost-effective, safe, and can keep their employees well-bonded and engaged at the same time.” To view the full interview, kindly click here.

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Overcoming challenges in the age of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted and reshaped how people work and live across the globe. As companies undergo transitions between remote working and on-site work, many have gotten to learn the benefits of flexible work options and how co-working space companies, like JustCo, can help in future-proofing their businesses in the long-term.  

In a post-COVID world, flexible workspaces will be more relevant than ever. We are likely to foresee businesses housing employees in flexible workspaces – not limited to business continuity plans, but also remote working and workforce decentralisation; which will serve as an effective solution with maximum flexibility, for businesses of any shape and size to respond to an ever-changing global business landscape. 

Ramping up Virtual Offerings in the New Normal 

With the rise of remote work or work-from-home measures set in place, many of us are craving the social interaction, collaborations and relationships with people at the workplace. Humans are social beings, and the element of human connection plays an imperative part of our work experience. 

In today’s age of COVID-19, physical events have been reducedThe demand for virtual events have also grown significantly as businesses are moving towards digital platforms to seek connections, network, and stay ahead of the latest happenings in their industries.  

(Above: A virtual conference on Creative Destruction in a Pandemic, which brought together more than 100 attendees from start-ups, enterprises and large corporates.) 

For those looking to access a wide range of masterclasses, dialogues at curated panel discussions or business consultations in both the virtual and physical spaces, JustCo Campus is a multi-format learning hub perfect for businesses and individuals who are looking to learn and connect with a broader community. Members can also expect exclusive access to networking opportunities such as Power Breakfast and Power Lunch with industry thought leaders, C-suite decision makers, and future collaborators, where exchange of insights and ideas begin.  

Each membership includes up to two virtual masterclasses per month, and unlimited virtual conferences to network, and group mentoring sessions to learn and connect with peers. By signing up with JustCo Campus, members can connect 1-on-1 cross-borders with others whom they see synergy with – extending across the eight major cities in Asia Pacific where JustCo has presence in, such as Bangkok, Jakarta, Melbourne, Singapore, Seoul, Shanghai, Sydney and Taipei.  

In a time like this, it is an especially fitting platform for people to stay connected virtually, and to ensure that learning continues in the digital space. 

Standing Strong with the Community  

If there’s one thing COVID-19 has taught us, it is to never take good times for granted. Ever since the outbreak of COVID-19, businesses from all across the globe have taken a great hit with most of them struggling to stay afloat 

With JustCo’s “community-first” philosophy, the needs and interest of its members are always prioritisedAs such, JustCo rolled out a new JustCo Cares Social Responsibility Campaign to better support the well-being and business recovery of its members across all markets.   

Through JustCo Caresthe JustCo Indonesia team organised Rice Donation Drive where members were encouraged to purchase packets of ricewrite motivational notes and donate them to its beneficiary, Nurul Iman Orphanage and its surrounding neighbourhood who were affected by COVID-19Also, the funds raised from the Rice Donation Drive went directly to the orphanage.

(Above: JustCo Indonesia team donating rice packages to an orphanage through the JustCo CaresRice Donation Drive) 

In Singapore, surgical-grade face masks were donated to charity organisations nominated by JustCo members and the public, through a Mask Donation DriveThese face masks were from JustCo’s sponsorship towards Singapore’s first fully automated mask manufacturing line, led by Razer. In Thailand, Mirror Foundation Thailand hosted The Pantry Of Sharing together with JustCo, by turning the common areas in all JustCo’s co-working centres into a donation space. Necessities and dry food given by JustCo members were passed to the Foundation to help people effected by COVID-19. This month, members in JustCo Australia are encouraged to join September for a fundraising challenge to walk, swim, ride, wheel or spin to 10,000 steps per day in 28 days in September. The proceeds raised will go to support children with celebral palsy, the most common physical disability in childhood. 

These Social Responsibility Campaigns aim to not only safeguard the community within JustCo, but also reaching out to protect the communities around it.  As the COVID-19 pandemic changes our historyJustCo looks forward to Make Work Better, Together with its members and partners

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About Brandon Chia

Brandon Chia, Vice President & Head of JustCo Singapore and Indonesia, joined the JustCo team in 2013, where he managed the sales and operations of co-working spaces in Singapore market during its early years.  

Today, Brandon oversees over 20 co-working centres in both Singapore and Jakarta markets – offering small and large businesses with flexibleproductive, and conducive workspace solutions. He believes that the co-working space model will continue to lead the Future of Work – one that provides clients with a large diverse community across Asia Pacific, allowing them to explore collaboration opportunitiesfind community engagements and eventually drive success to their businesses. 

Prior to joining JustCo, Brandon worked with property investment firm Mapletree and also has experience with local pension manager, Income. Brandon also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) focused in Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law from Singapore Management University. 

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Tips for Maintaining Customer Satisfaction in JustCo-style Co-Workspaces

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1. Bisnis Indonesia Online

In an interview with Bisnis Indonesia, Brandon Chia – Vice President and Head, Singapore and Indonesia, shared about JustCo tips on maintaining customer satisfaction in JustCo Indonesia over the past few months, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Especially, wit our community team as the “go-to person” for clients whenever they require any form of assistance, as they spend the most time with our clients and know them best. We believe that actively listening to our members is an important aspect of our business.To read the full article, kindly click here.

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JustCo Launches Regional PUBG Mobile Championship with Free Registration to Allow a Larger Community to Foster Social Connections Amid COVID-19 Crisis

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  1. Bisnis Indonesia
30 Aug 2020

JustCo, the leading co-working company in Asia Pacific has rescheduled its PUBG Mobile Championship to 12 – 13 September 2020, following multiple requests from members and public for more time to form and organise their competing teams. In the spirit of helping the community in this tough period, JustCo has also decided to waive the registration fee, allowing more e-gaming enthusiasts to participate and connect across the region. 

Held across Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, South Korea and Taiwan, there is more than SGD18,000 worth of coveted prizes to be won. The JustCo PUBG Mobile Championship will bring together over 120 participating teams to battle at the qualifiers on 12 September, where the top 16 teams will enter the final championship on 13 September. Top 3 winning teams will walk away with attractive prizes including Amazon Gift Cards, Razer Rewards, Alibaba Cloud Credits, JustCo Credits and more 

By extending the registration period to September and making the tournament free for everyone, we make it more accessible for e-gamers to participate and social interact over a common interest. This is also a good opportunity for companies to sign up their staff for a team bonding activity, bringing about the joys of working and playing together. In this era where physical interactions are highly reduced, JustCo PUBG Mobile Championship will allow the community to stay connected and seek the much needed respite after working from home for a prolonged period,” says Brandon Chia, Vice President & Head, Singapore and Indonesia.  

The COVID-19 crisis has accelerated existing trends in the e-sports industry as gamers seek engagement and connections via a common interest. Video game developer PUBG Mobile is excited to support JustCo in organising the JustCo PUBG Mobile Championship – sharing the same belief that e-gaming can help to mitigate the negative effects on mental health during this period of isolation. It is especially timely now to bring e-gaming into play to encourage everyone to socialise virtually. 

JustCo has seen an encouraging level of interest from both members and public ever since registration for the championship opened. Companies have also signed up for their staff, using this as an opportunity for team bonding to improve staff cohesion and morale. For individuals who are unable to find teams on their own, JustCo will also help in matching them with fellow gamers within the community.  

WorkWell is excited to work with JustCo for our very first PUBG Mobile Championship. JustCo has been our valuable partner thus far, and we have organised many  successful lifestyle and wellness events together. We believe such events boost social interaction and foster a healthier work-life balance for all working adults, especially during such challenging times,” said Kimi of WorkWell, a workplace wellness strategies consultant.  

Following the success of recent initiatives such as JustCo Campus and JustCo Cares social responsibility campaign, the virtual JustCo PUBG Mobile Championship is organised to further nurture a collaborative culture among members. As a ‘community-first’ co-working company, members can look forward to other upcoming community events, such as an engaging virtual panel discussion In Conversation with Inspiring Entrepreneurs on 27 August 2020, which will bring together young entrepreneurs within the JustCo community, to share about the challenges faced throughout their entrepreneurial journey.  

To find out more about the virtual JustCo PUBG Mobile Championship, kindly click here 

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JustCo, the leading co-working company in Asia Pacific continues to drive success to enterprise businesses in Jakarta

30 Jul 2020

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JustCo, the leading co-working company in the Asia Pacific, continues to drive the Future of Work by bringing cost-effective workspace solutions to small, medium and large businesses in Jakarta, despite predictions of declining office trends in the market. Today, many global fast-growing enterprises such as Coway, Dable, and VMWare are appreciating the benefits and value-add that JustCo brings; from maximum lease flexibility, extensive networking opportunities to community engagement programs at JustCo.

In recent years, with the evolving workplace culture and needs, the market for shared workspaces has become high in demand, where there is an evident trend of large companies starting to adopt the new way of working. As a result, more than 50% of JustCo clients are from large enterprises – which is an increase from 25% since JustCo’s foray into Jakarta in 2018.

“At Coway, every day is a dynamic and exciting one for us. With our rapid expansion, we are constantly looking out for workspaces that offer flexibility, connectivity, regional access, networking opportunities and more. JustCo workspaces have been great in meeting our team’s needs – be it the ability to work from any JustCo centres whenever our teams travel for business, collaboration spaces or breakout area to drive brainstorming sessions, on-demand booking of meeting rooms via the JustCo App and also specially curated events to keep our employees engaged with the community,” says Jason Jeon, Chief Financial Officer, PT. Coway International Indonesia.

With JustCo’s ever-growing community of 25,000 members across the Asia Pacific, businesses can stay connected via the JustCo App by utilising the Just Connect feature to collaborate and seek connections across the regional JustCo community. The mobile app also serves as a virtual passport for members to enjoy seamless access to JustCo centres in the Asia Pacific, book meeting rooms at any centre, sign up for exclusive events, access exclusive perks, and more.

“As a fast-growing company, JustCo’s one-stop workspace solution has provided us with maximum flexibility, convenience, and necessary day-to-day business support. When we expanded our footprint from Korea to Indonesia, the workspace configuration and office setup were managed by JustCo’s professional team who fully understood our needs and requirements. The process of moving in was also smooth and hassle-free, which made settling into a foreign location simpler and faster. Being new to the Indonesian market, the JustCo App also allowed us to establish a stronger presence as we could easily connect and collaborate with other like-minded businesses within the community,” says Hoyoung Lee, Country Manager, Dable Inc.

JustCo’s Enterprise 360 Solution allows large corporates to customise bespoke workspaces based on their real estate needs. The Enterprise 360 solutions are a one-stop-shop that offers workspace solutions with enhanced user experience by understanding members’ operational needs in the long run, as well as interior designs based on every company’s corporate brand guide.

“In today’s volatile business landscape, many companies are opting for short-term leases instead of long-term commitments as they are aware of the importance to adapt to different situations. This will also allow businesses to right-scale their operations whenever required. Jakarta remains a strong market for JustCo as many enterprises find our fully furnished offices ideal for their business, eliminating the challenges and hassle of office fit-outs and space management,” says Brandon Chia, Vice President & Head, Singapore and Indonesia.

Besides offering effective workspace solutions, JustCo also continues to foster a culture of collaboration among members by organising specially curated community events and engagement programmes. In today’s age of remote working and isolation, JustCo has also introduced the new JustCo Campus, JustCo Cares and JustCo Plus initiatives to keep its community well-engaged and connected – allowing members to establish connections and collaborate with other individuals and businesses across the globe.

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JustCo introduces JustCo Campus, enabling members and public to learn, consult, and connect from anywhere

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JustCo – the leading co-working company in Asia Pacific introduces JustCo Campus, a school that aims to nurture modern leaders and facilitate business networking. In partnership with NewCampus, JustCo Campus is born out of an idea to make learning and networking readily available, especially in today’s reality of remote working.

Starting June 2020, JustCo Campus will offer a wide range of learning formats to equip members and guests with critical business skills; from one-on-one business consultations, large group workshops, to intimate dialogues at curated panel discussions. To complement the learning aspect, members will also gain exclusive access to networking opportunities such as Power Breakfast and Power Lunch with industry thought leaders, C-suite decision makers, and future collaborators, where exchange of insights and ideas begin. Many members already signed up, citing the tangible benefits of building relationships in a wider network as a compelling reason to join, especially under today’s business condition and the dire need of business development.

The networking effect of JustCo Campus extends across the eight major cities in Asia Pacific where JustCo has presence in, including Bangkok, Jakarta, Melbourne, Singapore, Seoul, Shanghai, Sydney and Taipei. In a hyper interconnected learning club like JustCo Campus, members and guests can expect to connect 1-on-1 cross-borders with other members who they see synergy with. Members-only gatherings will also be organised to allow networking in social settings, such as film screenings, learning festivals and virtual community hangouts.

Pertinent topics have been thoughtfully chosen to kickstart the JustCo Campus programme in this unprecedented time, such as building a growth mindset, leadership in times of crisis, financial wellness, and mental health.

JustCo Campus membership is available to public at S$59 per person per month. In the spirit of inclusive learning, corporates that sign up as a company can enjoy preferential rates per staff. Each membership includes up to two virtual masterclasses per month, and unlimited virtual conferences to network, and group mentoring sessions to learn and connect with peers. In addition, JustCo members who sign up will be entitled to exclusive content and complimentary passes to events not available to other JustCo Campus members.

“JustCo Campus will offer a new integrated learning experience, creating opportunities for organisations to accelerate their business, and for individuals to pursue knowledge in their professional and personal capacities,“ said Kong Wan Sing, Founder and CEO of JustCo. “JustCo has always been about its members, and we are excited to partner NewCampus who will bring their wealth of knowledge to modern day curriculum, and allow us to continuously evolve our offerings to meet the needs of our community and beyond. It is especially fitting in a time like this to keep our community connected virtually, and to ensure that learning continues in the digital space.”

“NewCampus has considered JustCo a valuable member since 2019. We have run multiple events together in the past, such as the FastFwdFestival. JustCo Campus allows us to extend our programmes beyond a physical space and to provide participants with all-access, instant cross-border connectivity,” said Will Fan, CEO and Co-founder of NewCampus.

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Coworking Spaces Strategize to Seize Opportunities in the Middle of COVID-19 Pandemic

In an interview with Bisnis Indonesia, Brandon Chia – Vice President and Head, Singapore and Indonesia, shared about the impact of COVID-19 on JustCo in the Indonesia market, as well as the strategies and guidelines JustCo has set in place to overcome the crisis and transit to new economic recovery. To read the full article, kindly click here.

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Design and Tell: How JustCo as a New-age Business Integrates Phygital Strategies into Its Co-working Spaces

30 Apr 2020

Full podcast on Design and Tell can be heard here.

Phygital business will define the ‘new normal’. Among these, coworking space providers such as JustCo have gone mainstream and are sprouting all over Asian cities. In today’s episode, you’ll hear from Faith Soh, Head of Innovation & Partnerships at Justco, and Sylvia Bay, Design Director at Justco, on how they conceptualize and implement their flagship products and services such as JustCo Lab, Future of Work and the JustCo App, and on all the work that goes in constructing these hotspots of productivity and new-age business.

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JustCo launches relief package to support more than 3,000 companies across the region

JustCo, one of Asia Pacific’s leading flexible workspace providers today announced a multi-million dollar relief package with rebates of between 15-30% on membership fees for May 2020, in a commitment to support its members in tiding them through this difficult period. This move comes even before JustCo, a significant tenant in multiple Grade A office buildings across CBDs in the region, receives any rebates from landlords.

“Members are the fundamental pillar of our business and they are the very reason for JustCo’s existence. Overall, it’s a tough time for businesses and it is imperative that we are here to help the members who’ve supported us in our growth to date. Despite the tough decision on this multi-million dollar relief package, it is necessary for us to provide them some shelter during this mighty storm,” said Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Kong Wan Sing.

“Office space can take up a sizeable chunk in the operating costs of businesses. At a time like this, we strongly urge landlords to help their tenants to ease their cash flow and cost pressures. Together, if landlords and tenants share the burden of the current difficulties, both can ultimately survive and even thrive in the long run.” he added.

The relief package will benefit more than 3,000 companies, from individual entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs to multinational corporations across the JustCo centres in eight major cities – Singapore, Bangkok, Jakarta, Taipei, Seoul, Melbourne, Sydney and Shanghai.

As part of the JustCo Relief Package, members can receive rebate on 1-month membership fee for May 2020. Members who have been with JustCo for two years or more will get 30% rebate while all other members will get 15% rebate. The relief package applies to JustDesk Unlimited, JustDesk Dedicated and Just Studio Memberships, for all JustCo members across the region who joined JustCo before/on 1st April 2020.