Tribe Survival vs. Being Alone in the Midst of COVID-19 | Things to Do in Social Distancing and Coliving
Mar 18, 2020 by Lauren Mauldwin
As the novel coronavirus continues to call for increased preventative measures, we know it’s not always easy to practice social distancing in shared living spaces. Coliving concepts are feeling challenged by the task of keeping everyone healthy and distanced while maintaining some degree of normalcy and productivity. The shelter-in-place requirements make it difficult for some residents to know how to operate. We just published an article with a public health expert on all the wellness measures you can take, so this piece is more about what to do in all that downtime. We’ll also explore the pros and cons of being alone vs. with a tribe during times like these.
Mar 12, 2020 by Lauren Mauldwin
With everything that’s going on surrounding the recent COVID-19 outbreak, the fear and concern is bringing even more confusion to this challenge. So many people are left asking: What can I do to stay well? How do I avoid unnecessary exposure in a coliving or shared housing environment? These are important questions that deserve a professional’s response. In this piece, the team here at Kndrd decided to reach out to our good friend, Naomi Walski. She has a Masters’ in Public Health (MPH) and Environmental Health. She is currently an Industrial Hygienist at the County of San Diego. Naomi was kind enough to jump in and go over best practices during this time.
As the coliving industry continues to grow, so too does the variation of members & demographics that it serves. Long gone are the days of coliving being strictly limited to the stereotypical young 20-something millennial working in the big city. Nowadays, there really is something for everyone. But what exactly are they? That’s the answer we’re about to explore.
The universal goal of coliving operators is to create a thriving space that residents LOVE. But the widespread question is: How do I do this? It’s not always easy to find out exactly what guests think or how improvements can be made. This is where hacks like these come in to streamline your systems and enhance quality on all fronts. Using KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) is a major tool for assessing harmony and categorizing these concepts in actionable ways.
We need to start talking about how the Konmari method applies to other areas of our lives. People are clearing out their physical clutter but not the mental and emotional baggage lingering behind. With this in mind, it’s time to reconsider the way we live and if we’re really spending each day doing what sparks joy. If not, it’s time for a change.