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Visit to YLE and Presentation on Office Nomad concept

Posted by Janne Saarikko on December 7, 2009

I was visiting YLE (Finnish National Broadcasting Company) Social Media Workshop meeting again this morning. This time I was asked to talk about the Office Nomad concept.

The whole event was a great experience and the concept got lot of interesting (IMO good) feedback. We had some very deep discussions on different roles people have on social media (private-professional-business – thanks Christina Forsgård) and how it relates to the journalistic work role.

Here’s the presentation I gave on my Office Nomad experiences (in Finnish Only – English coming later)

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Integrated Human Capital Management for the Office Nomad

Posted by Janne Saarikko on October 29, 2009

More news in the Office Nomad front. I have now confirmed January and February 2010 host companies.

February host is Arc Technology, an ABB- and Ruukki-owned company. I know the company and some people from there, but I guess the offering has evolved from what I remember. Looking forward to see how this heavy industry specialist will operate.

And then there is the January 2010 host company. It has been confirmed, but we will take some time before the announcement. I believe it will be an interesting one for me and for them. I’ll let you know.

Also, new potential hosts are appearing. I got today three new ones, expecting to come into some sort of agreement within couple of weeks.

This looks a bit like it’s gonna get crowded soon. Luckily there will be more Office Nomads soon.

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The latest from Office Nomad front

Posted by Janne Saarikko on October 26, 2009

It’s been a while since I last updated you on Office Nomad news. This is the latest.

Spending the month of September with Netprofile was a very interesting one.  I felt like working in family environment and learned a lot. Being able to contribute my part by extending my thoughts on the future of PR and social media was a really exciting thing. I was honored by having a possibility to attend their planning day as a fly in the ceiling.

Thanks to everyone at Netprofile!

This busy month I’ve been sitting at White Sheep, a digital agency within Aegis group. I’ve felt instant belonging here as well. Refreshing, different type group of professionals is what I’m experiencing here. Maybe some internal stuff is still going to happen during this last week of the month.

New host booking for December 2009 is Dazzle. This is an interesting host, something different from any of the previous ones.

Office Nomad concept will be extended

Due to several contacts about the concept, I’ve decided to extend the concept to cover larger audiences. To hear the news first, join Office Nomad – Toimistonomadi Facebook page.

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Idea Nomads Met the Office Nomad

Posted by Janne Saarikko on September 23, 2009

Today was yet another great day.

Last week I was informed by @aku in Qaiku about onizou Idea Nomads visiting Helsinki. I wrote them a mail, and soon we had a meeting arranged.

The meeting took place at Netprofile office (yep, Office Nomad host this month) and was a bit special since there was no agenda for the meeting. It was not a problem though.

The discussion was lively, it was such exciting to hear about how onizou had studied both urban nomadism and true nomads during their journey. Gladly onizou had lot of interest in the officenomadism and open organization thinking. This was a discussion that brought me many new ideas for both officenomadism and also Ekana way of working.

After the meeting we continued to browse the city for some design, electronics and more coffee. Oh, and helped onizou to get connected with some more people.

I really enjoyed the meeting today and hope to start some new cool projects with onizou in the future.

To get an idea about the people behind the idea nomads, you can check out the video we recorded today.

Good luck with your journey, let’s keep in touch! :)

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Office Nomad will be watered in November!

Posted by Janne Saarikko on July 1, 2009

Yes, this is great news. Today I visited the office of Veen Waters, the real design water brand of Finland. We agreed that the office nomad will be working with them for the month of November.

I’ve been following the story of Veen from the beginning, and I’ve admired the touch and drive these people have. They are not afraid of any established player or authority. They are doing things their way.

Our talks have been very, very exciting, and I believe there will be some very special things happening during that month.

I am a believer of good design, thus having unopened bottles of the original Veen 66 by Antti Eklund and Long John 33, both from the first production patches.

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Office Nomad will do White Sheep in October

Posted by Janne Saarikko on June 24, 2009

I just had a meeting with Markus Grannenfelt, the CEO of White Sheep. We agreed that I will spend the month of October 2009 in their offices.

This is a special Office Nomad case, since it’s the first ever company that I have no prior relations to in any way. I’m really looking forward to experience this group of professionals.

This is what they say about themselves:

White Sheep is an award winning innovation-led digital agency whose core focus is building brand preference through experiences that engage people. We thrive on questioning the conventional and innovating new solutions for visibility and communications.

More on White Sheep in October!

At this point, I have openings still for August, November and December of 2009. I am talking with number of companies already, but it’s the fastest who will have priority… ;-)

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Netprofile is the September host company!

Posted by Janne Saarikko on June 11, 2009

Announcing this today – confirmed yesterday.

Netprofile, the #1 tech PR company in Finland, will be the Office Nomad – Toimistonomadi host company in September.

Want to learn more about Netprofile? Go check their webpage.

I have a history of working together with Netprofile and several people from their ecosystem. It will be sooo exciting to rub shoulders a bit closer with them again!

Note! I am planning to close at least August – October slots before the summer vacations. If you are thinking about having the Office Nomad around, now is the time to act!

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Frantic is the Host Company for May 2009 & Help Wanted

Posted by Janne Saarikko on April 22, 2009

This whole Office Nomad thing has been a surprising ride. When I figured out how the whole thing would work, I was preparing to do some months from my home office. Little did I know.

There has been so many companies wanting to have me as an Office Nomad! Thank you everyone for your interest.

After some painful pondering, I decided to go with the first company that approached me seriously.

And that company is Frantic, a full service digital agency in Helsinki. That’s where I will be spending the month of May, after I leave the offices of Codento.

I am very excited about this opportunity. I have actually been a customer of Frantic few years back, I don’t know if they remember me from that.

There will be more data on Frantic in May. In the meantime, I’m collecting stuff on Codento, photos and videos on their way!

Help wanted: Currently, I have many candidates for June and the following months. I would appreciate any comments on how to make a selection between all these? We are talking startups, marketing agencies, public organisations, associations, technology companies… I don’t want to start charging for this, since it’s not the idea. The idea is to exchange experiences and learn new things.

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Office Nomad takes over

Posted by Janne Saarikko on April 3, 2009

Since there has been same changes in how I will use my time in the future, I’ve also started to think where I will do it.

I’ve had a chance to ponder upon what is important to me with regards to daily environment. I realized that I need an office where I go every morning, and I need some people around me during the breaks. Also, change of environment is healthy once in a while.

I decided  to be creative with myself.

Soon I had an idea about how cool and refreshing it would be to spend some time in one place and then move to a new place with new people.

Would some people want to work in same space with me? Maybe even provide me a place in their office? For exchage, I could offer them my expertise, networks and use of my coffee freakyness.

I decided to try this out. Talking to some people, I got mostly positive feedback. I tweaked my original idea a bit, making it even more appealing.

And now it’s true! Officially, since first of April 2009, I have been the Office Nomad!

I’m writing this article from Codento Ltd. office in Ruoholahti, Helsinki. They are my host company for April.  I’ll share some more info about them and the company at later stage.

If you want to read more about how Office Nomad – Toimistonomadi works, please go to this page.

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