What if you could enjoy more leisure time while earning a higher wage? That’s the boon awaiting the one in ten people who start coworking this year. Everyone else will have to work more. But three fourths of coworking respondents reported a significant bonus at year’s end. Though the coworking boom has cooled off slightly since last year with many spaces curbing expansion, the outlook for 2014 is optimistic: sixty-percent of existing coworking offices are slated to acquire new space for their coworking members this year.
Coworking, in its essence, is independent and encourages networking. But how connected are coworking spaces to each other? How do they actually relate to an association that focuses on combining forces? Just last week, an initiative of a potential European coworking association spoke to the EU Commission. We asked in the fourth Global Coworking Survey what concrete results coworking spaces expect from these associations and at what level they support such operations.
Deskmag’s Global Coworking Survey is now online. For the fourth year running, we examine the conditions of coworking spaces, its users, operators and potential members. The survey can be taken by coworkers, non-coworkers, and space operators alike. Last year, Deskmag collected data from over 2,000 respondents, making it the world’s largest survey dedicated to coworking.
If you’re in the happy predicament of having too much work and not enough time in which to complete it, you’ve reached the big moment. To delegate or not to delegate? Subcontracting work out to another person’s heart and brain can be scary the first couple of times. As entrepreneurs, we’re ultimately responsible for the deliverable. We coax it with tender loving care into existence, and deliver it like a precious baby to its new parent, the client.
Writing for a targeted publication such as Deskmag can have certain side effects, namely that you begin to pass the information around you through the broad filter of freelancing and coworking. You hear an album that was recorded in the artist’s bedroom and think about self-determination and access to cheap technology. You see a film about pirates and think about organization and collaboration. And you work as freelancer and think about the origin of this term.
Alex Hillman, founder of Indy Hall in Philadelphia and specialist in collaboration and community for cities and businesses is coming to the UK! Alex will be fronting his 'Better Work Tour' which will see him discussing topics of coworking, community building and the likes of how this fast moving functioning trend is quickly changing the game of how and where we work.
By all accounts, Nashville, Tennessee, has been on a great run recently. It’s got a hit TV show named after it, a bustling healthcare and music industry, and both The New York Times and Forbes have named it a top city in which to live. Jack White, Nicole Kidman and Johnny Depp all have homes there. It welcomes over 10 million tourists per year to its bustling downtown and authentic honky-tonk bars. And it has no state income tax, a fact that drives many business and entrepreneurs to relocate there. So how vibrant are the freelancing and coworking sectors in this up-and-coming city? Lets find out.