In the Loop: GCUC, WeWork, and Workplace Wellness

GCUC Takes On New York

The largest coworking event globally, The Global Coworking Unconference Conference (GCUC), announced Monday that it’ll be taking on New York City this coming May. You can find out about where exactly GCUC will be hosted and what’s up on the agenda here.

Is WeWork Going To Japan?

Maybe. According to this The Real Deal article, “Tokyo-based SoftBank is considering paying more than $1 billion for a stake in WeWork.” The fund is scheduled to close in mid-February, however the article claims that “a deal is far from certain this time around amid concerns that WeWork’s stock is too expensive and that the office company doesn’t qualify as a tech firm.”

How SMEs Promote Wellness in the Workplace

Unfortunately, “By 2020, depression will rank second only to heart disease as the leading cause of disability worldwide.” On the bright side, this has increased awareness on the importance of workplace wellness. This article by The Guardian features companies that have found innovative ways to boost worker morale, wellbeing, and mental health. Check it out, you might find some you can easily implement in your workspace.