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ABOUT Gemma Church
Gemma Church

Gemma is "the freelance writer who gets tech" and AllWork's Associate Editor for Technology and Innovation. A UK-based specialist journalist, blogger and copywriter in the science and technology sectors, Gemma's USP is that she's worked in the science and tech fields she specialises in, so has a unique level of experience that most other writers cannot offer. These insights form the basis of her articles where she investigates the latest technical innovations and their impact on the coworking world. Get in touch with Gemma at [email protected], on Twitter or LinkedIn.

Opinion: Why It’s Game Over For WeWork’s Tech Rhetoric

Gemma Church argues in this opinion piece that WeWork needs to drop its rhetoric on technology just as it dropped its former CEO.

November 19, 2019

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Technology Just Ousted Flexible Work – Did You Notice?

A recent report found that technology is the top way to boost recruitment, followed by flexible working options.

November 12, 2019

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The Reality Of Running And Using Virtual Coworking Spaces

Running a virtual coworking space requires a lot of commitment. It’s time-consuming and attendance is a constant challenge. But according to the companies who use them, they can foster a strong sense of community and support that’s invaluable for remote teams.

October 22, 2019

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What’s Worse – Meetings Or Open-plan Offices? The Answer May Surprise You…

Research reveals that meeting rooms are now being used in the most peculiar way. They aren’t used to meet people at all. Instead, they are occupied by a single person 36% of the time. So, are people escaping the open-plan office by hiring out a meeting room?

October 2, 2019

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The Flexible Workspace Industry Is Not Disruptive, But Full Of Disruptive Forces

Here’s the deal, there isn’t one core, disruptive force in the flexible workspace industry.

September 13, 2019

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Why You Should Let Your Members Choose Your Workspace Tech

Workers increasingly feel “shut out” of decisions over the technology they use on a day to day basis. Technology can empower your workspace community, which is why it’s important to ensure your members are involved in your choice of workspace tech.

August 8, 2019

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The Real Impact Of Automation On The Gig Economy

Automation is often portrayed as the bad guy for the future of work, where legions of robots steal our jobs and livelihoods. However, according to new research, this prediction could not be further from the truth.

July 26, 2019

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AI Finally Finds Its Voice In The Workplace

With a new conversational smartphone app from JLL due to launch later this year, voice-activated assistants are increasingly entering the workplace. However, their success depends on our own level of trust and acceptance, and according to the latest research, we’re still wary of conversational AI platforms.

July 11, 2019

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Are Smart Buildings Actually That Intelligent?

Most ‘smart’ buildings lag behind our expectations because they fail to combine many disparate technologies into one seamless experience. Instead, we still rely on unintegrated systems, interfaces and gadgets. Allwork.Space’s Gemma Church takes a closer look at supposedly smart buildings to find out how intelligent they really are.

June 28, 2019

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Huckletree Eyes Up Europe As Investor-First Space Opens

London-based Huckletree’s new Soho space is a bit different – because it’s putting big deals at the heart of everything it does. It’s a “workspace accelerator” treading the middle ground between a traditional coworking space and accelerator. But it’s a far cry from tired investment stereotypes and, instead, retains the company’s focus on community and wellness.

June 14, 2019

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Why WeWork Is A Transaction, Not A Company

Comparing WeWork with the world’s leading tech companies isn’t accurate. While these companies don’t own the resources on which its operations rely on, WeWork owes over $18 billion in rent.

May 24, 2019

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Why Tech Companies Need a Flexible Working Reboot

Reports have found that tech companies that do have formal flexibility policies tend to underdeliver and rarely meet the needs of their employees.

May 14, 2019

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Where Is All The VR Tech?

Despite the glitzy launches and sleek headsets, Virtual Reality is struggling to gain traction in the public domain. In the corporate space, a handful of organisations are starting to use VR. But the flexible workspace industry seems to be struggling to understand the potential applications of this technology.

March 29, 2019

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4 Ways To Combat Back Pain As A Remote Worker

Got back pain? There’s an app for that!

March 22, 2019

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Holoportation Hits The Workplace To Save AR

Holoportation, clever hybrid between the worlds of VR and AR, is providing us with a tantalising glimpse into the workplace of tomorrow.

February 27, 2019

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