6 Reasons to build a cooperative of coworkersCooperatives generate 100 million jobs around the world and propose a model that reflects the values of the collaborative economy. Thus, we now see coworking spaces that are managed by cooperatives of entrepreneurs, resulting in coworkers that have control over their workspace, while also having the ability to share their skills and ensure the viability of their business. Deskmag presents to you 6 good reasons to create your own coworking cooperative.
The growth of the hybrid coworking spaceWe are often asked, what is the best design for a coworking space? We always answer this in the same way, that it depends on the community that will be using it, as it ultimately needs to reflect their needs. This is not an attempt to evade the question, but simply an observation based on experience, that the most vibrant coworking spaces have their own character defined by the people that use it. But it also relates to the business model for the coworking space.
Will Coworking Spaces Be The New Classrooms?Web design, programming and new technology are constantly evolving, resulting in students entering classrooms with knowledge that is already obsolete. How do we bridge the gap between what the education system teaches us and what the new generations need to succeed in the 21st century? Coworking could be the solution, and the good news is: even universities have discovered the benefits of coworking. Perhaps coworking will become the new way to educate the entrepreneurs of tomorrow.
Public Support of Coworking Spaces: The Example of FranceSince the very beginning, France has lagged behind in the Coworking adventure. But in the last two years the country has quickly caught up with the rest of the coworking world and has recently welcomed large events such as the last Coworking Europe Conference in 2012. Boasting about 60 Coworking spaces, France is now experiencing an above-average increase in comparison to the rest of Europe. An interesting development, while public authorities have already played a role in structuring the movement.
Coworking Spaces and 3D Printing: Bringing Manufacturing to the MassesThe hype surrounding 3D printing is almost as tangible as the physical marvels it churns out. Bold claims have been made. Some believe that the dawn of 3D printing marks the end of manufacturing as we know it. Others foresee a highly anticipated revival of manufacturing in rich post-industrial countries or even a third industrial revolution. But setting the wild predictions aside, something more nuanced yet nonetheless profound is taking place and coworking spaces are getting in on the action.
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