The development of Coworking Spaces
Most coworking spaces have more members than desks, yet the effective use of their desks is just under 50% since not all coworkers work at the same time. The majority of workspaces therefore seem to have room for more new members. This article in the series of the global coworking survey results looks at the development within coworking spaces themselves.
The most read articles in 2010
The year 2010 was the first year for Deskmag, and as it draws to a close it's a good opportunity to look at the stories which our readers considered most interesting since we started in August. Take a look at the Top10 list of our readers.
Coworking: Half the cost of a traditional workstation
Desk rental in a coworking space costs half as much as maintaining a workstation in a regular office. The real average cost of both coworking and regular office space has been compared for the first time in a global study of desk rental figures. The result is that coworking beats office rental by more than 50% in most cities where the shared workspace concept is active.
More members than desks: Survey confirms coworking’s success
Coworking spaces are mostly small, full, privately-run and unsubsidized, earning money from a combination of desk and meeting space rental. And the number of spaces in Europe has grown rapidly, from under 20 before 2008, 80 in 2009, to at least 150 today. Some predict the growth curve to maintain its steep ascent. That’s the picture that emerged through a survey of coworking spaces, released on the weekend at the Coworking Europe conference in Brussels.
Cashing in on coworking
Should coworking spaces become “marketing platforms” for brands wanting to reach freelance workers? That was the controversial suggestion made by Italian coworking space owner Mattia Sullini at the Coworking Europe Conference in Brussels today. Sullini said spaces should embrace the opportunity to be conduits between brands and their customers, the hard-to-reach nomad worker.
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