New Work Trends and Corporate Scepticism in the New EconomyThe year 2011 has been a bleak one for international markets. The repercussions of the Global Financial Crisis of 2009 are still being felt, and the global economic climate is far form the image of prosperity. Distrust towards the corporate world and an emergence of new business and work trends can be observed, creating fertile ground for the coworking movement in 2012.
Coworking gets political powerThe first coworker was elected to parliament. Simon Kowalewski from Yorck52 coworking space was voted into the Berlin parliament as a member of the Pirate Party in the recent city-state elections. We spoke to him about his experience as an activist and coworker, and what influence it will have on his political decisions.
How to attract women to coworkingThe Global Coworking Survey found that most coworkers are in their mid-twenties to late thirties, with an average age of 34. Two-thirds are men, one third are women. Those spaces that are predominantly male are very interested in reaching out to connect with what some consider the untapped freelancing audience: women. So, how can you possibly attract more women?
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