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The Coworking Weekly Show

Alex Hillman: Community Builder, Culture Designer

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16 MIN2015 FEB 2
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In this episode, I tackle one of the BIGGEST challenges that everyone encounters when growing your team.UPDATE: There's a chance that the version of audio that you downloaded had a glitch in it, and an important chunk of audio went missing near the end of the episode. If you notice an unusually long break after the interview with Lindsay, I'm sorry! You can get a fresh version here: http://listen.coworkingweekly.com/episodes/6902-ep9-grow-your-team-the-coworking-wayWhen you hire someone new to work for your coworking space - maybe a community manager or some other role to help run the space - how do you introduce them to their job?Truthfully, this is a challenge that anyone who is growing their team. But since a coworking space is supposed to be a better place to work...shouldn't we be able to do a better job onboarding our newest team members?I tried a different format for this episode. It's a mix of storytelling and recommendations that you can use with your teams – even teams that are already formed!My tips for avoiding team member burnout, and what NOT to do when building your community, drops later today in a bonus episode for this week!This past Friday I went to the first Coworking Asia Unconference in Ubud, Bali. The bad news (for me) is that I only got to participate for about an hour via a Google Hangout, answering questions from the audience.Answers include:My #1 trick to get the most out of ANY unconference.How to avoid burnout in your team members. (Note: many coworking space community mangers seem to crash after about a year)Why coworking space acquisitions are rare, and consistently failOne of my favorite examples of using lessons learned in coworking to create new successful venturesWhat NOT to do when building your communityMake sure you subscribe now to get that episode as soon as it's available!Subscribe in iTunes: http://bit.ly/coworkingweekly-itunes Subscribe in Stitcher: http://bit.ly/coworkingweekly-stitcher Subscribe to CoworkingWeekly emails to get future episodes first (and more from behind the scenes) in your inbox.Got feedback? I wanna hear from you!I'd love to hear what you think about this format - it was considerably more work to create an episode that's much, much shorter. But if you like it, I'd like to do more like this in the future. So hit me up and let me know! @alexhillman on Twitter or alex@indyhall.org