Coworking in Europe 2018Whilst membership numbers and area are increasing in European coworking spaces, their popularity is slightly decreasing. Do large spaces with more members, private offices and employees lead to worse ratings among members? Yes, but less than expected. Surprisingly, it’s smaller coworking spaces in particular that are becoming much less popular. Read on to find out more about this trend as well as other developments in the European coworking scene.
Quick Facts about the UK’s Coworking SpacesThe UK’s coworking market has stood out from the European average in many ways since the coworking movement began. For example, its coworking spaces host more members and many chains have been active long before WeWork entered the market. These developments are mainly influenced by London’s rapidly growing number of coworking spaces. Outside of London, the UK’s coworking industry is similar to other countries. This article covers some quick facts about the UK's coworking spaces.
The Evolution of UK Coworking Spaces Outside of LondonThe coworking movement in the UK is migrating out from major cities as demand grows for professional work spaces in smaller towns and suburbs, removing the necessity for remote workers to commute into city centres and boosting regional economies. The factors influencing this shift include changing working situations, urbanisation and greater internet connectivity. This article focuses on the maturing local scene where remote workers are benefiting from collaborating with other likeminded businesses at inspiring venues.
The Rise of Coworking Spaces in AfricaAfrica is presently experiencing a dynamic increase in the coworking industry and I think it would continue to grow compared to what we have seen, since its inception in the mid-2000. Just within a decade, there are over 250 coworking spaces in Africa, with 80% of these spaces springing up in the last 3 years. This exponential growth is attributed to 70% of the total population of Africa which are the millennials. Here’s an overview of how the coworking industry is doing in some African countries.
The Key to London’s Coworking SuccessLondon is a melting pot of all kinds of businesses, and workers in the city are increasingly turning to coworking spaces. With insights from Deskmag’s recent survey and London businesspeople, we decided to find out why coworking spaces have such an appeal in the UK’s capital.
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