productivity

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Productivity Hack: Taking Walks is Good for Your Brain

by Hannah Mostellar • 04/23/2021

At a winter wellness seminar we held at FireWorks a couple years back, I shared my wellness goal to take more walks. Since then, it’s not unusual for one of the amazing members at FireWorks to pop by my desk and ask, “Have you been taking your walks, Han?” This kind of thoughtfulness is one […]


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Why Remote Workers Thrive in Coworking Spaces

by Hannah Mostellar • 03/22/2021

Things are looking up this spring, and people are slowly but surely making their way out of the house and back into the world. Part of this movement is the return to in-office work; we miss our coworkers, our old water cooler conversations, and maybe even our commutes (because when else do we get uninterrupted […]


7 Best Places to Reserve Meeting Rooms in Metro Atlanta

by Hannah Mostellar • 02/16/2021

This past year, amidst everything sad and scary that has happened, it’s been remarkable to watch humans innovate and adapt in the face of COVID-19. We’ve overhauled our workflows in so many ways, and consequently, much of our lives takes place over Zoom these days. People are hosting book clubs, going on dates, starting new […]


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Why Graphic Designers Thrive in Coworking Spaces

by Hannah Mostellar • 09/18/2020

With shared office spaces increasingly dominating the commercial real estate scene, it’s no secret that the coworking life works for lots and lots of people. Step into any coworking space and you’ll find a wide range of professions, like accountants, counselors, writers, analysts, photographers, and more. These groups are all attracted to different aspects of […]


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What Coronavirus is Teaching Me About Community

by Hannah Mostellar • 05/05/2020

Friends, I have a confession to make: I am a homebody who hates working from home. Don’t get me wrong, I have a lovely home that’s full of plants, lots of natural light, and an excellent snack scene – all the things that coworking spaces advertise – but it’s a poor substitute for the sweet, inspiring, vibrant people you’ll normally find at FireWorks. I really miss my people.


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Five Reasons to Take a Meeting Off-site

by Hannah Mostellar • 12/18/2019

With 2020 just around the corner, now is the perfect time to get ahead on your annual planning and goal setting. Here’s a rundown of a few of the biggest benefits you’ll get out of using a meeting room in a shared workspace…


How to Decide Which Work Environment Is for You: Open vs. Private

by Hannah Mostellar • 02/12/2019

From homes to offices, an “open floorplan” seems to be all the rage. There are no dividing walls, and people can see and hear everything, no matter where they are.

Tech companies and startups are pushing an open floorplan as a selling point to potential new hires. But are open environments all they’re cracked up to be? Recent studies find that private offices actually improve collaboration, contrary to popular belief.

Depending on the nature of your business, you’ll have to choose a floorplan that makes sense for you. It’s important to note that one size does not fit all when it comes to office layout. Keep reading to learn the pros and cons of each.


A Trick for Settings Goals You Can Actually Meet

by Hannah Mostellar • 02/04/2019

It can be discouraging when your resolutions go off the rails after just a few weeks, but I promise it’s not too late to get back on track (sorry not sorry for two corny train references in one sentence). Anyway, here’s one thing I’m trying out this year to keep myself from feeling daunted by a lofty resolution:


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An Ode to the Humble Lunch Break

by Hannah Mostellar • 01/16/2019

If you’re not taking advantage of your lunch break, your mental health, as well as your creativity, may be suffering. Here’s how you’ll benefit from stepping away at midday.


How to Get More Stuff Done in 2019: A Guide for Marietta Entrepreneurs

by Hannah Mostellar • 01/02/2019

At the risk of contributing to the “new year, new you” clamor that surrounds us this time of year, here are five evergreen ways that you can boost your productivity and get more stuff done.