Carpe Diem has launched a new digital co-working space in the centre of Warrington, Opus Diem. The cosy environment within the Pyramid Arts Centre is complete with co-working spaces, interactive meeting rooms, pods, chill-out spaces and a giant hall, giving the opportunity to entrepreneurs and creative thinkers to share ideas, work together and hold events such as last night’s #OpusOpenHouse.
We at Mosaic Digital Media are looking forward to making use of the new prospect, which will prove to be a great way of pulling together the digital community in Warrington.
To kick-start the launch of #OpusOpenHouse last night, we had the opportunity to listen to three very different but equally engaging and thought-evoking speakers, each with different values and thoughts to offer.
The first speaker was Ian Carroll from Solutioneers UK, who is dedicated to quantifying and visualising work processes in order to increase productivity in the workplace.
He began by demonstrating why it is important to improve quality and productivity using a ‘pull’ process rather than the ‘push’ routine which most companies find themselves in.
We are all guilty of leaving a task unfinished before moving onto the next, right? Carroll stated it is essential to only take on a few tasks at a time. He also encourages team members to physically stand up and view the board of work at the beginning of the day, which stimulates team members to communicate more with each other and prioritise which tasks to complete first.
Dr Amy from Hoo Are Yoo was up next – she had us in stitches during her speech. Amy brought to light the psychopathic and narcissistic qualities that you can spot online, using Donald Trump as a very valid example!
Did you know that 65% of current jobs will not exist in 12 years? For this reason, it is essential that we make sure kids (who are dead set on being vloggers nowadays!) are equipped for the digital shift, which has already started. This means introducing new curriculum, such as coding, into schools.
Using Lego, Gareth from the Creative Hut exemplified that creativity and innovation declines with age, stressing that we must connect with our inner child in order to allow the creativity to flow in our working environment. The simple task of making a duck out of Lego brought to light the numerous ways in which one process can be accomplished, validating that it is important not to block your creativity or give in to the temptation of following the crowd.
The launch of Opus is a game-changer for Warrington. The new space allows for different thinkers – such as the three individual influencers who spoke at last night’s launch – to be able to share their ideas and collaborate with each other. At the heart of Warrington and in the midst of the growing Cultural Quarter, the space is also a great way of encouraging Warrington to support local businesses – perfectly illustrated by the home distilled gin that we were served by 3 Pugs Gin as the event came to a finish.
As a full-service digital agency who are able to provide innovative Web Design, SEO, eCommerce and effective social media campaigns we are very excited to join forces with the digital community and be part of the exciting wider digital movement in Warrington!