The journey of nomad coworkersIn a previous article published by Deskmag, we observed how holiday destinations are attracting an increasingly large amount of “vacationing coworkers”. But what does it mean to be a full time nomad coworker? Thanks to the rise of coworking spaces around the world, some workers have modified their coworking style, by exploring the larger world or by doing the opposite and moving within a smaller area. So why don’t you start being a nomad coworker and make a city, a land or the world your coworking space?
Coworkers vs. Coffee Shop ConquerorsWhat are the reasons that drive people to pick a coworking space over a coffee shop as a workplace or vice versa? A student engaged in this topic for her diploma thesis; went out to coffee houses and coworking spaces in Vienna and talked to Coworkers and Coffee Shop Conquerors about their working habits. Here's what they had to say:
Confessions of a freelancer who works from... home.The freelance life of working from home is seen by some as a neat example of how technology can offer you freedom to work where you want. Working in the familiarity and comfort of your own home not having to deal with the daily grind: tedious commuting and erratic human traffic, sounds like a good deal right? I definitely thought so the first time I started worked as a home freelancer but several years later do I still see it that way?
Advantages of coworking spaces over other officesThe final part of the second Global Coworking Survey examines the differences between coworkers who moved into their space from a traditional, compared to the home, office. It is the final analysis of the survey which focused on the different backgrounds of members, and comes days before the launch of the third Global Coworking Survey, which will have a new point of inquiry.
Corporate Culture vs. Generation YIn the past, corporate companies were attractive because they offered their employees a sense of security (whether real or perceived). Employees began working with the hope for upward mobility within the company, ultimately building life-long relationships with their employers. However, most young professionals, or endearingly named “job hoppers”, would agree that even two years with one company seems like a lengthy tenure.
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