Videochat and Outdoors

May 27, 2020: Outdoors seems to be 300x safer than indoors, for COVID-19. Collective Agency members started having outdoor social/recreation gatherings again with physical distance, mostly lunches, since May 15th. Walks, lunches, movie nights, hanging out and talking… And we’ve come up with other new creative options for members.

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Collective Agency Videochat opened for our first day of videochat coworking March 20, 2020. Collective Agency is coworking spaces with cozy community, now near you.

Members have access at Collective Agency Videochat which is currently open, and Collective Agency MontavillaCollective Agency Division and Collective Agency Downtown are temporarily closed because of COVID-19. Collective Agency is a self-governing community.

Members have access to Videochat the same as they did at the other locations. Collective Agency is staffed weekdays, 9am to 5pm, and members have 24/7 access.

Amenities include: a main room for coworking, a room for Pomodoro coworking (25 minutes of work with the sound and video off, then 5 minutes of socializing, etc), two more main rooms, and conference rooms for members, Slack for text messaging, and Google Group for emails, and many member events. The policy for member access and for guests is the same as described on the website’s What’s Included page.

Here’s what the Pomodoro looks like during the socializing:

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Herman Miller chairs and monitors can be provided to members for a deposit. A tablet and mobile internet connection can be provided at no cost as part of membership.

Cats, dogs, other pets, and children are all allowed at Collective Agency Videochat; we’ve had 3 cats join us for happy hour. Very few people have a perfect equipment setup. We’ve been encouraging members to join: “You do you.”

Events include (all at Videochat): lunch, walks outside, Pomodoro work sessions (Mondays and Fridays are most common), book club, happy hours and game nights, etc. Our first week before we officially opened, we had lunch every day, happy hour, and three weekly member meetings. Slack channels include: #pictures_of_pets, #bookclub, #events, a new #baking channel, etc.

Collective Agency has been listed as one of the most influential coworking spaces worldwide for our consistent focus on community.