Workplace safety

Work in the time of COVID-19

We’re all tired of COVID-19, we’re sad about calling off our plans of holidays abroad, we’re desperate because, in order to look after our kids, we can’t focus on work or simply because our internet connection seems to be willing to test our patience. Besides, we miss chit-chatting with our colleagues – instead of our pets –, we miss brainstorming and exchanging ideas during coffee breaks and we dream about the very wished for return to normal, even if it is a “new normal”.

During this pandemic, our routines changed and we had to adapt to a whole new list of habits. However, it is important that these habits don’t limit the routine that keeps us happy at work and productive.

At Piece of Work Campolide, we’re conscious about those needs and in order to guarantee that you feel safe at your workplace and considering all the recommendations from DGS, we adopted a set of safety measures that we now share with you:


Rule 1 – Social distancing

We restructured the space so you can work within the recommended safety distance from your coworkers. We limited the capacity of our space and extended the possibility to book your workspace to our hot desk members.


Rule 2 – Protection equipment

We have masks and disposable gloves so you can work and use our space safely. Wearing masks is mandatory in common areas.


Rule 3 – Space maintenance

We disinfect all surfaces regularly and increased our maintenance team efforts to keep the space spotless.


Rule 4 – Ventilation

Our HVAC system is brand new, split by rooms and its filters are cleaned often. However, during this period, we privilege natural ventilation, keeping the door and windows open.


Rule 5 – Members and visitors

We installed a disinfecting mat at the entrance for you to clean your shoes and you’ll find several disinfection areas with hydroalcoholic gel available to disinfect when you enter and anytime you need to. We also have a contactless thermometer at the front-desk to check your body temperature.


Rule 6 – If there is a suspicion of infection

Our Community Team has attended workshops and knows how to handle a suspect case. We have an isolation room ready for that scenario.


Now that you have all this info and probably feel safer and more relaxed, we want to tell you we are looking forward to welcoming you and answering all your questions about how our space is working during this period. If you don’t feel like committing with a full month membership and would rather visit us only a couple of days a week, we have a flexible plan for you here.


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    Looking for a coworking space in Lisbon? Here it is!

    If you’re looking for a coworking space in Lisbon to work and see your business bloom, then Piece of Work has all you need.

    Nowadays, coworking spaces are almost everywhere. The trend of sharing an office space has been conquering market share for being a proved model for freelancers, entrepreneurs and startups. Reduced costs, professional synergies, knowledge sharing and an increase on creativity are just some of the numerous benefits of coworking spaces.


    If Uber and Instagram, two of the biggest examples of successful companies that started off from coworking spaces, grew in this environment, what are you waiting for?  The atmosphere that is present in these spaces may be the extra push you need to turn your idea into a successful company!


    The new coworking space in Lisbon

    Piece of Work sets up the difference for its community and its collaboration spirit. More than offering a workspace, it is a space to share, where members can always feel welcome and at home.

    Located in a central neighborhood, POW Campolide intends to become a space where everyone can find the ideal balance between work and leisure time. Thought for creative and curious professionals, it focuses its attention on the well-being of its members offering them different moods and all the comfort. The membership plans are flexible and intend to meet all the different needs of each person and company.


    Why choosing Piece of Work?

    Set in the principles of sustainability, community and sharing, Piece of Work offers a true turn-key solution to its members. In this space, all you will have to worry about are your own business goals, we will deal with the rest.


    Get to know the 5 reasons that make POW Campolide such a special place:


    1. Sharing

    Piece of Work is an advocate of a “sharing culture”, may it be knowledge, experiences, ideas or services, and fosters that philosophy among its members. The goal is to guarantee a more ecological usage of the resources, increasing everyone’s reach. In this coworking space, you will find more than just a place to work and “community” really fulfills its true meaning.


    2. Community

    Sharing, nurtures the sense of community and the creation of synergies. Piece of Work is a space inhabited by creative and interested people, promoting networking among them. For that, there are weekly workshops with a special emphasis on well-being and productivity in workspaces, as well as the presentation of new work methodologies. Besides, you can count on different moments to meet & greet and leisure, with a weekly community breakfast and happy hour.


    3. Sustainability

    Avoiding waste and superfluous consumption is one of Piece of Work mottos. For that, we seek to adapt to our member’s needs, providing flexible membership plans and a conscious usage of the space and resources available.


    4. Comfort

    To us, members’ well-being is always first. Therefore, you will always have the possibility to enjoy comfortable spaces, where you will feel truly at home in every moment of the day. Either in a work or leisure context, POW Campolide was designed to ensure and guarantee you feel happy and comfortable. Besides, and to improve the members’ experience, it has established a set of POW partnership collaborations to offer its community services such as: accounting consulting, legal support, accommodation in Lisbon, marketing services, etc.


    5. Creativity

    If you want to see your ideas flourish, there is nothing better than a workspace like Piece of Work. It was specially planned to work as the ideal ecosystem to host professionals whose minds are always booming, encouraging the permanent contact among members and the potential development of new creative ideas. Schedule your visit and come meet us.


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      Lisbon is the perfect destination for digital nomads!

      Portugal, especially Lisbon and Porto, have been growing in popularity in the last few years. More and more people are falling in love with these cities and looking out for opportunities there. Some people are choosing to work remotely and move to Portugal to enjoy what the country has to offer.

      The number of foreign visitors in Lisbon keeps growing. Its lovely weather, the genuine hospitality, safety and the food are just some of the reasons why millions choose to visit the Portuguese capital. Lisbon is one of the best European destinations to take travel, live and work.

      Are you looking to move? Have a look at the 5 reasons why you should settle in Lisbon.


      1. There is something for everyone!

      Thanks to its rich and diversified culture scene you will find a very international destination. From its numerous museums, theatres and cinemas, to its amazing food scene, the city attracts all types of people and interests. The historical background in Lisbon is also what charms its visitors. You will come across the perfect combination between old and modern all around.


      2. Mediterranean weather

      As already mentioned, the weather is probably what attracts people the most to the city. Typically, its Mediterranean weather is stable, and you will find an average temperature of 18C throughout the year. Summers are sunny, warm and long. Springs and Autumns are pleasant and mild. During the winter, although temperature tend to drop slightly, you will have no problem finding a comfortable spot to work from.


      3. Hospitality and food

      You will absolutely feel at home here. Whether you are coming to visit, study or to work you will feel welcome. Portuguese people are naturally sociable and love to get together, it won’t matter if you’ve known each other for 10 years or just met 10 minutes ago. The food scene is another gem in the Portuguese culture. You will find a varied and rich gastronomy that includes: fantastic meat, fish, seafood and yummy deserts that are really hard to resist to.


      4. Safety first!

      Living comfortably and safely is possibly one of the most important details when choosing a place to move to. Lisbon is a very safe destination; you can walk alone around pretty much everywhere (even at night!). Children play freely outside, and men and women are treated equally.


      5. Low prices

      Although prices have been going up due to the growing interest in the city, Lisbon is still one of the cheapest European capitals to live in.

      Food, house bills, transportation are very affordable when compared to other cities in Europe and around the world. You will also find great cost-effective office solutions in coworking spaces.


      Fall in love with a city where flexible working is growing!

      Should you decide you want to move to Lisbon, it won’t be difficult to find a reasonably priced place to live and an excellent place to work from.

      At Piece of Work, your wellbeing and comfort are at the forefront of what we do. Here you will find a pleasant place to work and to develop your ideas whilst joining our dynamic community. We have partnerships with local housing providers to make your stay even more pleasurable.


      Follow our blog to keep up to date and visit our website to know everything about POW Campolide!



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        Why having a private office in a coworking space?

        Nowadays, the commercial real estate market offers alternative solutions to the traditional office space leasing model to professionals. One of the biggest trends of this new era are coworking spaces, which can be distinguished from the rest because they provide turn-key solutions to their users.

        These spaces have been reinvented according to the market needs and are no longer an option solely focused on accommodating freelancers or nomads. They are perfectly prepared to welcome bigger teams, with the possibility of renting a private office.

        The benefits of a private office for your team in a coworking space might not be obvious, but trust us, there’s a lot to it! Today, we will share with you 5 reasons why you should choose this option to set up your company’s HQ.


        5 Advantages of renting a private office in a coworking space


        1. Everything will be sorted out

        It is a fact! The biggest advantage of working in a coworking space is the turnkey service. When we decide to pull an idea out from a shelf and take our business outside of our own homes, there is a plethora of concerns and hesitations in our minds. Endless paperwork, unexpected expenses and deciding on what to do next is not always an easy job. If you’re starting your business or founded a startup and need an office for your team, coworking spaces might be the solution.

        In an environment like this, you’ll have access to a set of amenities that will help you launch your business. Comfortable and fully equipped spaces, with all the essential services to guarantee that the operations of your company run flawlessly.

        At Piece of Work, you’ll be able to rent a private office integrated in a collaborative environment like only coworking spaces allow. You’ll have fully furnished workspaces, daily cleaning services, high-speed wi-fi, welcome desk, dedicated phone lines, pantry, lounge, etc.


        2. Very low initial investment

        Besides having access to an all-included service, in a coworking space you won’t need to spend a huge amount on your initial investment. As you probably already know, when starting a business, expenses pile up and income may not be immediate, so this becomes one of the entrepreneurs’ biggest concerns. If you’re looking for a space with privacy, yet with a community and sharing spirit, choosing to rent a private office in a coworking space may be the best option.

        At Piece of Work, besides having access to a less expensive space, than if you rented your own office, all expenses such as: water, electricity and internet are included in your membership fee. Even coffee, tea and fresh fruit will be available at no extra cost.


        3. Professional environment in a space that fuels creativity

        For a long time, coworking spaces were seen as laid-back places, aimed at the young workforce and mostly for creative industries’ professionals. Fortunately, this prejudice has long been gone and nowadays, coworking spaces welcome members of all ages and from the most diverse industries.

        Thus, another great advantage of these spaces is that you will be able to work in a professional environment where your imagination is constantly being inspired and challenged by different points of view. Sharing a roof with professionals from different areas, where ideas bloom all the time, can be a great incentive to your individual creativity and an opportunity to develop your business.

        The time when work was associated with very formal and serious places is long gone. In a space like Piece of Work, you’ll be able to work in your private office, while integrated in a professional environment where creativity flourishes.


        4. Knowledge sharing among coworkers

        Sharing and networking are two of the biggest advantages of working in a coworking space. The community atmosphere that is lived in the majority of shared working spaces is quite prone to exchanging not only knowledge, but also resources and services.

        Setting up your company in a coworking space, even though you pick a private office membership, is the perfect option to let your business grow and increase your network.


        5. Partnerships and new business prospects

        Synergies that come from being part of a coworking space are endless. As mentioned earlier, besides being prone to sharing, these spaces are also ideal to generate new business opportunities.

        Moving your company into a coworking space will increase significantly the possibility of meeting people from different sectors, setting partnerships and getting new clients. At Piece of Work, for instance, we’ve settled partnerships with local companies that offer our members services such as: legal advisory, accounting consultancy, workshops, development of new skills, mentoring, accommodation, catering and a few more surprises.


        We’re ready to welcome your team in our space in Campolide, where your wellbeing is the main concern. You can choose our private office membership plan and benefit from a private space, able to accommodate teams with up to 20 people.

        Despite being your workplace, at Piece of Work, we want you to feel part of our big family. For this reason, we are very focused in offering our members the best service. If you want to know more, take a look at our website or schedule a visit!





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          Working remotely: How to maintain productivity

          Being productive when working remotely can be challenging for most of us. However, more and more people are looking into this new way of working. This might mean simply working from home or going for the popular option of choosing a coworking space.

          It is quite common for young entrepreneurs and startup founders to prefer these options or even part-time work.

          People are attracted to these solutions due to the flexibility of being able to balance between personal and professional life as well as reducing the costs of having a traditional office operation in place. Having said that, mismanaging this new freedom can bring additional challenges.

          If you are currently working remotely or managing a team that does, here are a few tips to keep in mind.


          1. Create routines and set deadlines

          With working remotely come the flexible working hours. If your team works this way, your colleagues might all be working at different times, hence why it is important to create routines with them and having clear deadlines. You might want to set a deadline for a fixed time rather than a specific day, to guarantee everyone is on the same page.

          Establishing clear deadlines is very important to create a good team routine, but you must avoid being too controlling. At the end of the day, the important thing is to create empathy and trust in your team, everything else will flow naturally.


          2. Use the right tools to make it easier

          Technology is your best bet. Look into tools such as Asana or Slack, these will help build those team routines and support remote teamwork.

          These apps are perfect to improve your internal communication allowing you to easily share files, manage responsibilities, schedule meetings or calls.


          3. Set weekly meeting and build relationships

          Having part of your team working remotely is great, but it is still important for you know all your team well. Ideally, try to set an in-person weekly meeting for everyone to get together.

          Physical contact will help you build relationship and create a better sense of community in your team, which is proven to improve productivity. For those meetings, look into a professional set up, perhaps by booking a meeting room in a coworking space. It is essential that all your team feels welcome and treated equally whether they work remotely or not.


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          4. Give feedback

          In order to maintain your remote team motivated, you must have regular feedback conversations, so these members don’t feel unnoticed and devalued. For a motivated and productive team, set some time to share ideas and discuss the projects you are working on. It is important to have open communication in your team.


          5. Invest in your team career goals

          It is important to set a growth mindset to your remote team. Give them an idea of the different opportunities within the company to motivate your team and increase their productivity. For those working remotely, this will make them feel integrated and give them the sense of belonging.


          Productiveness is essential for any successful business. If you are managing an established business or even a startup, subscribe to our blog to keep up with the best tips to improve your team’s performance.



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            We give you 7 reasons to work in a coworking space

            Coworking spaces are growing. In Portugal, mainly in great urban centres like Lisbon and Porto, shared working spaces are increasing every day.  However, contrarily to what was initially the trend, not only freelancers seek places like these as an alternative to home office. Nowadays, the number of entrepreneurs and even corporations adopting coworking is soaring and there are several reasons to justify it.

            Ideal for professionals from different sectors, who want great infrastructures at reduced prices with multiple services available, coworking spaces are here to stay. Here are 7 advantages of becoming a member of a coworking space.


            1. Possibility of “renting” an office at a lower price

            A coworking space allows those who work on their own to have an office space that provides comfort and an environment that encourages business. For example, if you’re a freelancer tired of running to the local library or the closest coffee shop, this can be an excellent option. In addition, due to the income instability, it might not be easy to compromise on a rental of a standard office space. Besides, the “open-space” philosophy is an advantage to engage with other members.


            2. Worry-free

            For those who prefer to focus all their attention on the business, setting free from the burden of dealing with logistics, coworking spaces are perfect. Besides services like water, electricity, internet and printers, you won’t have to worry with lengthy services’ contracts, cleaning, maintenance, etc.

            In these spaces, you have access to all the necessary services for the development of your business - a comfortable and fully equipped space, often with reception, mail handling and phone services.

            These amenities have been attracting a lot of companies (even international), that choose renting fixed desks or private offices in coworking spaces for their employees.


            3. Double the motivation and productivity

            For many, working from home has advantages, like comfort, saving time and the possibility of saving also on the monthly expenses with office space and meals. However, for others, home office is a synonym of a decrease on motivation and constant procrastination.

            A lot of people say they can’t focus while working from home. Due to the aloneness and permanence in the same environment, motivation tends to plummet. The consequence of the lack of stimuli is, evidently, a nosedive on productivity.

            A coworking space, shared with members from different industries, can work as an extra injection of enthusiasm. Therefore, if you’re creating your own start-up, take into account the possibility of moving into a coworking space. Having a motivated team will help you achieving the success you’re aiming at, sooner than you can imagine.


            4. An environment where creativity is contagious

            Working on your own often causes creative blocks. Being integrated in an environment where others are creating and developing their own ideas, stimulates creativity considerably. Even if the industries that members of the community work in are different, a workplace with more movement encourages diversity and the exposure to new concepts and work methodologies.

            A coworking space allows its members to be in permanent contact, and constant exchange of ideas and experiences, setting up a very dynamic environment.


            5. In a coworking space, sharing is imperative

            Besides creativity, “open-space” fosters a more dynamic and collaborative culture. The possibility of sharing an office with other brands aligned with your goals and values, facilitates the creation of advantageous synergies which has been attracting a lot of companies to coworking spaces.


            6. A network that grows day by day

            The opportunity to create networking, due to the community environment that the majority of these spaces share, is another huge advantage. You can meet different people almost on a daily basis and engage on the activities these spaces often organize such as: talks, products’ launch, investors’ meetings and workshops.

            This environment is very favourable to increasing your contact list and that is also the reason why entrepreneurs choose coworking spaces.


            7. Professional environment

            For quite some time, coworking spaces were associated to laid back environments, very focused on young and independent people. However, nowadays, they go way beyond that.

            In a coworking space, it is possible to find a very professional environment, despite the casualness. The interiors include distinct areas dedicated to office work, meetings with clients/suppliers and leisure.

            Besides, it is important to mention that your possibilities don’t end on shared desks. You can choose a private office to work with your team and take profit from the fully equipped meeting rooms and phone booths.


            Coworking is, undoubtedly, one of the biggest trends in nowadays work market. If you’re looking for a place to work, either by yourself or with your team, an environment to share space and knowledge can be the best fit.

            Get to know the new cowork in Lisbon and find out POW – Piece of Work, the ideal place for your business.


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              5 Advantages of coworking spaces for startups

              The advantages of choosing a coworking space for your startup go way beyond the space itself. Shared offices promote networking and sharing. They are great places to develop new ideas, boost creativity, expand your contact list and foster synergies between entrepreneurs.

              In a coworking space, you will have the best environment to develop your business, and it should always excel on its quality and comfort, allying it to a modern and functional design.

              If you’re in the process of creating your own company, or if you already have had a team with you for quite a while, but you’re looking for a new place to work, choosing a coworking space might be the best option.


              5 Reasons to choose a coworking space for your startup


              1. “All-included” service

              Choosing a coworking space for your startup means you will have absolutely no worries. Usually, in places like these, you only need to choose your plan and space, gather your team and focus on your business. Red tape and facility management will be handled by the community managers.

              At POW, you will have services available such as: welcome desk, mail handling and guests’ welcoming. Whichever plan you choose, in this coworking spaces there are several advantages available to all members, no exceptions!


              2. Utilities and high speed internet included in your monthly fee

              Have you thought how convenient it would be to establish your company in an office with all expenses included? In coworking spaces, your monthly fee covers all the utilities such as water, electricity and internet. You won’t even need to worry with interior design and fit-out. All areas are fully equipped and furnished with desks, storage and chairs, in order to guarantee your comfort.


              3. You might have a private office or work in a shared space

              If you managed to develop your company to a considerable scale, you might prefer working in a private room. Contrary to the general opinion, a coworking space is not all about shared office area. Several buildings already offer the possibility of private offices.

              For a considerably lower amount than if you decided to rent your own office space the traditional way, you will be able to enjoy fully equipped spaces, private and with access to a share of services you wouldn’t have access to, for the same monthly fee.


              4. Networking

              This is probably one of the biggest advantages of working from a coworking space. Being a member of a space like this, you will have the possibility to explore and share experiences with your fellow entrepreneurs, which will very likely help your company achieve success faster.

              Through the synergies available, it is quite common that all members connect and exchange ideas and knowledge. Sharing services turns all resources more profitable.


              5. Become part of a big family

              Nowadays, it is quite common to find coworking spaces which main focus is the well-being and success of its members. POW is a new coworking space located in Campolide – Lisbon, and presents itself through the claim Piece of Work – Sharing energy and ideas. Here, we want to build a community and develop as such. We want to be the home of businesses and its people. And we want every day, to be a happy day. Therefore, we developed different areas – working and leisure – so that all members feel integrated in this community. Besides, we organize different events and initiatives for our members.


              Do you already have the info you need to choose a coworking space for your startup? The best way to get an answer would be through visiting our space. After you read all the advantages above, we believe that, at least, your curiosity was triggered. Accept our invitation and explore our website, get in touch and schedule your visit.


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                POW is the new coworking space in Lisbon!

                POW – Piece of Work is a coworking space that will open this March in Lisbon.

                Located in Campolide, a central area of Lisbon, it occupies a total area of 550 sq. m and will have 50 hot desk seats and 50 fixed desks, either in private offices or open space.

                More than a space to work from, POW Campolide was designed for curious and creative people and focuses its effort in its members wellbeing and a steady community expansion. “Working like at home, outside of home” is the feeling that the founders want to share with those who join the community.

                At a moment when new coworking spaces are blooming in the city, POW wants to differentiate by the kind of products and services it offers its clients. With working areas thought to engage the coworkers, promoting the creation of synergies and business development among them, this space is prepared to welcome all different kinds of professionals.


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                A coworking space in Lisbon for all

                Cosmopolitan and comfortable, Piece of Work supports knowledge sharing, experiences’ exchange and community spirit. Therefore, it has a space prepared to welcome all different kinds of professionals, from freelancers to startup founders and SME’s owners.

                In this coworking space in Lisbon, it will be possible to work from a desk, meet with clients, have a private office or enjoy a moment of leisure and networking.

                There are three available membership plans – hot desk, fixed desk and private office –, with prices varying between €140 and €350/month. Besides these plans, there is also the possibility to subscribe a virtual office, which allows members to use the meeting rooms and includes mail handling and business address. The daily pass is another option and can be subscribed by anyone interested in having access to all services that POW offers to its members without a fixed monthly fee.

                POW’s members will also have access to amenities such as: welcome desk, high-speed internet, direct phone lines, events’ spaces, pantry, free tea, coffee and fresh fruit, 24h security, parking, lockers, among others.

                Piece of Work is a new coworking space in Lisbon that intends to be an added value to its members, offering an all included service. Working spaces that promote creativity, networking and sustainability, for a dynamic community of entrepreneurs.



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