Ideas

Back to nature

It’s long been a magnet for backpackers and hippies, but with the growth of co-working set-ups, Bali is attracting a new generation of professionals keen to reset their work-life balance

Words: Matt Munday
Photography: Getty

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Break out of the echo chamber

Whether it’s our career or our personal life, we all rely on family and close friends for support and advice – but that stranger sitting next to you might just be the one who holds the key to really changing your life for the better

Words: Kerry Potter
Photography: Danier Stier

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The industrial
revelation

On the Brooklyn waterfront, a new generation of entrepreneurs and makers is reinventing the way America goes to work

Words: Matt Munday
Photographs: Sarah Dorio

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TOG 100

All those who have ever woken with a start while “working” in a coffee shop will know just how vital having your own office space is in fast-tracking your business. Which is why The Office Group’s TOG 100 initiative is so important – and why the people smiling back at you on the right are so happy. TOG 100 is a competition that will offer 12 months’ free co-working space for 100 start-ups, run by young entrepreneurs, over the course of the next three years.

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Working at the speed
of sound

TOG buildings have a meticulously curated, ever-changing soundtrack, but how does it affect our brains — and our productivity? James Palmer unplugs his headphones and listens to the evidence

Photography: Danier Stier

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Rave New World

It’s the quintessential party island, but Ibiza now has the technology to welcome a legion of co-workers seeking a better work-life balance. Meet three members of the burgeoning scene who are giving a whole new meaning to the term “hot desking”

Words: Matt Munday
Photography: Ana Lui

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The gig economy

Two brothers had a simple plan: to set up a “dating site” matching local venues with local artists. The results blew them away — so far, 3,000 gigs have been arranged through their site. And now the Albert House tenants could be going global...

Words: Matt Munday
Photography: Rosaline Shahnavaz

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Eternal sunshine
of the
freelance mind

More workers in Britain are suffering from stress than ever before. And while flexible entrepreneurship can be a charmed life, it comes with its own pressures. How can you be your own boss and still maintain your wellbeing?

Words: Kerry Potter
Photography: Danier Stier

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Do you have a thorny work problem
keeping you awake at night?

Our panel of experts is here to help

Illustrations: Vanessa Arnaud

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