Is there a life cycle for coworking spaces?Do coworking spaces have a used-by date? Our previous article “Beware the four year drop,” as well as the closure of two first generation coworking spaces, has raised the question of the long-term viability of the movement. Today Deskmag talks to two space founders about the life cycle of coworking spaces.
Coworking North America vs. EuropeWhat are the differences between coworking spaces in North America and Europe? The Global Coworking Survey reveals that North American coworking spaces are larger, with more flexible desk users. Community is more importan to them. They earn higher incomes, and there is a lower proportion of freelancers than in European coworking spaces. But on both sides of the Atlantic, coworkers are highly content with their workspace, with two-thirds declaring no intention to leave any time soon.
Number of Coworking Spaces increases to 700 worldwideThe number of coworking spaces worldwide rose in February to more than 700. The majority of these new collaborative workspaces are still in North America. But Europe is catching up, and the growth rate is highest in South America and Australia. However there is hardly any movement in Africa. Here is a brief excursion into the world of coworking by the numbers.
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