A little birdy once told us (okay, it was the Instagram explore page) a hack for productivity is to switch up the spot you work from. I think we can all agree the ideas we have in bed at 3am vs. the ideas we have when we sit down to work at 9am are vastly different, but the takeaway here is that when boxes just aren’t getting ticked, shaking up your space is a reliable move. Canggu’s newest coworking hub, Connco Work Hub, could be the move to your shake.
Sitting right up Batu Bolong and closer to Old Mans than is safe on a Wednesday night, Connco is a multi-story venue that was once a pretty caa-ute set of villas. Despite now being filled with desks, it has managed to retain its homely vibe with manicured indoor plants, a TV that plays Netflix (remember, you came to work) and a general feeling that your secrets are safe.
We know what you’re thinking, “but what about all the other blah blah blah…” Yes, the ‘Gu hosts a surfeit of sites for remote entrepreneurs to change the world from, but Connco knows it’s place in the jungle. It’s not trying to be a huge social community, and it’s not trying to reinvent the wheel for nomads who do just fine ticking away on their own. Connco’s focus IS focus. Their mission is to provide their members with the ability to execute in high-definition, distraction free, all day long. It could be the unlimited tea and coffee or the 24/7 access but it’s more likely the way the rooms are configured not to house too many bodies at a single time. This means your work day won’t feel like it’s afternoon pick-up at circus camp.
The space is big enough that you can easily find your own nook for bulk emailing, but not big enough that you need to switch time zones to get to the bathroom. Having multiple levels – and a rooftop ‘chill zone’ – also sends a friendly yet subtle message to those who want to work with their mouths, to stick to their own quarters. If you’re clicking, scrolling and Save As-ing in the ‘quiet zone’ downstairs you won’t be interrupted by anyone else’s conversation about cryogenic bio-hacking to optimize your sales funnel.
The hot desk seats are comfortable enough to give birth in, there are four Skype booths for your online education slash overseas communication needs and their meeting rooms can fit 6-25 human shaped objects. If you’re not holed up in those, you can also choose to work from the naturally lit balcony high table desks. The upper-most-upstairs of Connco is a lush social area, with bean bags, bar tables, a kitchen and a space where the venue plan to run their workshops and events. It could also be one of the most killer spots to catch a sunset in the ‘Gu. Howzat for inspiration?
They say you only have a limited number of good decisions per day, and you won’t ever need to waste one on where to lunch. Connco sits atop delightful new modern eats resto, NinetyOne, who also generously lend their pool to members weekdays until 4pm. I mean, life in Bali, right?
If laser intense concentration is what you need to chase ‘dem goals baby, then send your buttocks over to Connco. We’ll catch you poolside for a post-hustle bev!