Does It Matter Where We Work From?
With a noticeable shift in office cultures globally, moving
from predominantly corporate settings, to environments that provide team
members with more freedom to explore, does where we work from really matter?
To answer this question, we turned inwards, and explored why
BDD has been a success since its founding. We looked at international best
practices and shifts in the workplace. We asked people within the community
what really matters to them. And we found that professionals want to ‘Work,
Live, Play’ in the same place…
So what really matters in your place of work?
- A community spirit: Firstly, we found that people search for
a community spirit that allows for creativity to thrive and provides enough
room to innovate. In this regard, BDD was conceptualized as an ‘all-inclusive
zone’, where people have access to facilities to work effectively, but also to
enjoy their time, with the abundance of amenities and social activities
offered. From free fitness classes to daily social activities, a community
spirit is fostered across BDD.
- Location, location, location: Having seamless access to and
from your place of work matters, especially in a heavily congested city.
Positioned in the Bachoura District, known as point 0 of Lebanon, BDD provides
easy access to all parts of the city, with embedded parking lots across the
- The need for connectivity: Fast internet speeds ensure
efficiency and connectivity, especially for industries that depend on this. The
4G network, fiber optics, as well as state-of-the-art infrastructure at BDD,
allows users to be connected in their offices, desks or outdoors, for work to
flow from one point to another.
- Freedom to leave the desk: Being confined to a desk from
morning till evening is a thing of the past. Allowing creativity to flow into
different spaces has proven to fuel it further. At BDD, professionals can choose
to work from their offices, eateries, cafes, open spaces and gardens and remain
- Serviced to the last detail: Seeing that many official and
work related procedures are not streamlined in Lebanon, a lot of time is wasted
on getting things done. And so, as part of BDD’s community offerings, all
Ministry of Finance, NSSF and human resource solutions are offered to tenants.
In addition, cleaning, electricity and water issues are handled by the
appointed management company… which leaves creative minds with more time to
focus on what matters most… namely creativity.
- Being at the center of it all: With a thriving
entrepreneurial ecosystem in Lebanon, being in the center of it all to succeed
is integral. What this translates into at BDD, is being close to the
accelerators, VC funds and incubators, as well as mentors, to get the support
needed to grow. It also means bouncing ideas off of other creative minds, to
fuel professional journeys even further.
Join us to ‘Work, Live, Play’ at BDD, and tell us what
matters most to you.
Startup in Lebanon
on February 14, 2020
by Beirut Digital District