I’ll tell you what happened to all those lovely people who once graced our little workspace with their happy faces. When they left us, they were all struck by lightening. Serves them right.
OK. So that didn’t happen. In fact, many of them went on to wonderful things, lightening-free – and we like that. It’s nice to think we may have played a small part in helping that happen too.
Experience has shown us that a spell at the FunkBunk can really be the catalyst for many great things to follow. We’ve had freelance developers and designers who have gone on to own successful agencies in a matter of months; authors who completed and published books before deadline; a couple of engineers who have gone on to become leaders in their industry, winning awards and business worldwide (they’re still with us actually so it’s a bit cheeky to mention them here); and PHD students who have uncovered exciting, life-changing research. The list goes on.
We couldn’t tell you any one reason why FunkBunk worked so well for them but we’re very glad it did – even if many of them did desert us for bigger things.
From little eggs…
‘Incubator’ is one of those buzz words that has become overused in coworking circles (yes, they do exist) but that aside, it perfectly describes what the FunkBunk has been to so many who have worked here – and hopefully many more to come.
Many residents simply became too big for us. Those little eggs grew into big, beautiful chickens (ties in nicely with the incubator reference, doesn’t it?). FunkBunk gave them the focus and push they needed to turn their plans into reality. It gave them a place to expand, try out ideas and show the world they had a cool office – without the risk.
We were a victim of their success (and ours). We lost them because they needed to grow and employ more people. If we could choose a reason for losing ‘Bunkers, it would be that.
Of course, we don’t know what happened to everyone who left FunkBunk…
Working from home (probably in their pants)
Maybe they went back to working from home (watching telly/doing laundry/writing to-do lists/checking Facebook every 3 seconds) in their pants.
Some might have realised they actually prefer working from the home office they spent so long choosing furniture for. I often wonder (read my blog on procrastination) how many beautifully decorated home offices have been neglected in favour of the sofa, kitchen table, café or coworking space.
Some may have decided they don’t actually like working for themselves (it’s not always all it’s cracked up to be). And some may not have liked co-working. God forbid, some may not have liked FunkBunk. That’s OK. We’ll take it on the chin. It’s not for everyone.
Whatever their reasons, we wish all of our past residents, drop-ins and visitors well and don’t wish any kind of lightening strike on them whatsoever.
In their wake, they leave room for fresh faces to come and work at FunkBunk, which is always exciting for us.
If you fancy giving coworking (FunkBunk style) a go, you can book a desk online or give us a call for a show round.
Grand plans of world domination are not a prerequisite for working here. FunkBunk works just as well for people who just fancy a change of scenery, renewed focus, reconnection with the outside world (looking at Facebook in the garden doesn’t count) or a place without distraction to get more done.
You might love it.