Why Did I Choose WORQ!


Being at WORQ allows me to spend more time driving my purpose, and that is to create value and build meaningful relationships with the community there. Not only am I able to meet them at different corners of the Klang Valley, I am also fortunate enough to work with a brilliant bunch of individuals to co-create solutions and products that we all hope will accelerate the human connection at WORQ's growing spaces.

As we grow in terms of real estate, so does our communities which will require more open connections across different locations. How can we serve that need in the simplest way possible?

The team came together to create a series of ideas that would hopefully change not only the way we work but also the way our communities can connect and learn with one another. Since then, I know that the vision is clear; we are not just a co-working space; we are a collaborative, connected and community-driven space to support productive work for the nation.

Here is what I like about WORQ….

WORQ’s space reminds me a lot of how a startup environment should be like. Nothing too pretentious, with a raw Stanford feel to it. I feel at home every time I go back there; sometimes, we would sit on the floor without our shoes on and discuss ideas until evening, or you may sometimes see different members collaborating with sticky notes on the wall. That is how a co-working space should be like for entrepreneurs and creative people; down-to-earth and just plain honest about how communities group together to share ideas.

If the community is active, great things will come out from it. Members collaborate every day in the space, while some are more than happy to listen to your ideas, or even help you test them out by giving constructive feedbacks that are highly valuable. So many thoughts and works of mine would not have been possible without the intellectual discussions and support that I have gotten from the WORQ community.

To conclude, I have been to so many co-working spaces thus far, and many think that a pristine and sharp looking places cuts-it for me; or maybe it will in the future. There is still beauty in the imperfection and the raw entrepreneurial energy that I could only find at WORQ. When you visit their space at TTDI and meet the community and the staff there, you will soon feel a sense of honesty about this claim, that community building and ideas are found at the grassroots level.

Richard Ong is the author of Mindsets and Core Purpose. He is deeply passionate about helping others develop new products and services for the future. He is also a business coach and keynote speaker, with multiple IBM Bravo and Performance awards. He was met by Prince Charles to discuss his entrepreneurial efforts in Malaysia and was featured on national radio.

Richard Ong earned his Masters in Business Administration from Victoria University, Melbourne. He was the president of the VUMBA Community from 2010 to 2011 and was recognised as a WORQ super-member in 2018 for his community-building efforts. He also teaches part-time at Sunway University and Jeffrey Sachs Center.

Visit roptcreate.com to learn more and to connect with him.