Overcoming Challenges in the Age of COVID-19

เกริก บุณยโยธิน 18 September, 2020 at 12.00 pm

Joy Letpitakkit

General Manager, JustCo Thailand

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 reduced. The 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 prioritised. As 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 Cares, the 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.

(Above: Thai members at JustCo Samyan Mitrtown donating necessities as part of the JustCo Cares: The Pantry of Sharing campaign)

 

In Singapore, surgical-grade face masks were donated to charity organisations nominated by JustCo members and the public, through a Mask Donation Drive. These face masks were from JustCo’s sponsorship towards Singapore’s first fully automated mask manufacturing line, led by Razer. In Indonesia, members and staff of JustCo also combined efforts to carry out a rice donation drive to Nurul Iman Orphanage, supporting the essential needs of children who have been affected by COVID-19. This month, members in JustCo Australia are encouraged to join Steptember 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 history, JustCo looks forward to Make Work Better, Together with its members and partners!

 

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About Joy Lertpitakkit

Joy Lertpitakkit, JustCo Thailand’s General Manager, has been managing sales and operations of co-working and serviced office centres in Thailand for more than 10 years. Joy got her Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts from Thammasat University and since graduation, has been working in different industries from hotel to property development, including The Peninsula Bangkok, Bangkok Marriott Resort & Spa, Dusit Thani Hotel, Areeya Property Public Co., Ltd., Regus Thailand and most recently as a General Manager for JustCo in Thailand.  Her role in Thailand is to continue offering Future of Work solutions that are flexible and productive and continue building a great flexible co-working community – which are important elements for start-ups and corporates of all sizes to success.

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