The differences between work cultures found in eleven countriesCultural differences have been a major challenge for many workspaces, especially those that are welcoming a variety of different nationalities. We all work differently and our professional expectations, as well as our cultural values, highly influence the way our workspace is designed. In a new issue of the research paper 360°, Steelcase has addressed these challenges by mapping the different work cultures found in 11 different countries.
4.5 New Coworking Spaces Per Work DayMore than 110,000 people currently work in one of the nearly 2,500 coworking spaces available worldwide. Compared to last year, there are now 83% more coworking spaces that serve a total of 117% more members! Considering only workdays, we see 4.5 new coworking spaces have emerged daily for the past twelve months. During the same time, the number of coworking members increased, on average, by 245 people each work day.
Entrepreneur + Others + Space = Engagement?Is entrepreneur’s engagement boosted by social support? How is it possible that coworkers develop so many new creative ideas in Coworking Spaces? What makes them successful in implementing these ideas in start ups? A research project tries to find out, and you can take part in.
The Coworking Forecast 2013The diversity of the coworking movement is growing and with it a variety of coworking spaces. We see that more and more members are open to changing their space, so what’s going on with the coworking spaces? Compared with the previous results, they clearly plan on having a lot more members (!) frequent new locations. Fortunately, more competition leads to growth in the collaborative market, not to declining revenues. In fact, 9 out of 10 coworking spaces expect a significant increase in comparison to the previous year.
NextSpace Coworking Community Raises New Funding of $825KNextSpace, the largest network of coworking spaces in California, has today announced a new funding of US$ 825K. Two years ago, it was the first coworking space to receive a 6digit Dollar funding. They invested the money to open four new coworking spaces. This mission was recently accomplished by opening their sixth coworking space. For the next round of expansion they cooperate with U.S. biggest architecture firm, Gensler.
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