How to Navigate Returning to the Office

When COVID-19 first hit and cities issued stay-at-home orders, everyone’s major concern was whether or not they could adjust to a life of isolation. “It will be over soon, right?” was the universal phrase being uttered worldwide across virtual meetings and calls, over the course of March and April.  Now however, months into this new normal, we have all adapted (to varying…   Read more

Present to Post-Pandemic: The Benefits Of Flexible Workspaces

The flexible workspace industry understandably took quite a hit at the start of the pandemic, seeing an instant drop in memberships and events. A survey conducted by CoWorker in March 2020 showed that when the pandemic started, 71.04% of spaces experienced event cancellations, 65.99% saw meeting and conference room cancellations, and 34.68% saw membership cancellations. It also indicated that new tenants were…   Read more

5 Methods To Help You Stay Productive

Simple ways to break the monotony and truly focus. Have you ever looked back at your week and realized you intended to be productive, yet somehow you barely accomplished anything? Everyone, at some point in time, has fallen victim to losses in their productivity. This can happen for many reasons, including illness, stress, or emotional conflict. Unfortunately, when it comes to work,…   Read more

Remote Work May Not Be a Long-term Solution For Your Team

Reasons to consider having a flexible office policy. Working from home has been a common business solution in the advent of COVID-19. When cities were first hit with stay-at-home orders, many companies moved their teams entirely to remote work. This was the fastest solution in the initial stages of the pandemic, when we were so uncertain about how COVID-19 would impact us…   Read more

Leaders’ Advice on How to Navigate a Pandemic

COVID-19 has created a tidal wave of uncertainty and fear around the globe. Businesses are shutting down, people’s work lives are changing, and we are now living with more ambiguity than ever before. There’s no handbook on how to live through a pandemic but we, at The Professional Centre, decided to reach out to leaders and experts to give us guidance on…   Read more

Managing Work-Related Burnout

“Burnout” is a word you have probably heard a lot over the past few months. Living through a global pandemic has thrown us into a world in which loneliness and anxiety are a constant threat. You may be experiencing a mixture of stress, sadness, and fear but know that you are not alone! Our current climate has bred uncertainty and the onset…   Read more

How To Be A Responsible Leader In The Face Of A Pandemic

We look to our leaders to guide us through difficult times in all domains of life, but what happens when those difficult times constitute a global pandemic? There is no guidebook on how to navigate through an international crisis but, after having lived through it for a few months, The Professional Centre has put together some advice for our managers, employers, and…   Read more

Top 8 Project Management and Team Collaboration Apps for Your Business

Learn how your business can achieve optimal productivity and stay on track in the COVID-19 era by using project management apps. A project can be regarded as an end goal that requires a series of unique tasks and operations in order to be completed. There are many different types of projects in the working world and they are generally categorized by scope…   Read more

Are Open-Plan Offices Really The Way Forward?

  Open-plan offices have existed for decades and many corporations, such as Facebook, have regarded them as an essential part of the Future of Work. Open offices are large spaces with no dividing walls, an abundance of desks, and many employees sharing the space together. They can be helpful to companies looking to expand in large numbers at a low cost, as…   Read more

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Flexible Private Offices – the best solution to a COVID-19 working world?

  The year is 2020 and the world has been gripped by a global pandemic. As apocalyptic as that might sound, it is a reality that has turned everyone’s lives upside down. Between changes to our working lives and our personal lives, everyone is being affected. Businesses must find ways to support their employees and clients alike, and with the emergence of…   Read more