Starting a coworking space where coworking is unknown: a success storyRecently, HUBBA Thailand, the first coworking space to open in Bangkok, celebrated 10,000 fans on their Facebook page. That's impressive outreach into the Thai community and beyond, both for their own coworking space, and for the coworking community as a whole. Even more impressive: they only launched in May this year. HUBBA Thailand's story is inspiration for all those in the coworking industry who start a space as pioneer in a big city or want to see one thrive.
A typology of needs for coworking spacesEvery coworking advocate and enthusiast has, at some point, been confronted by the reoccurring debate that has never been solved: what exactly is a coworking space? One of the difficulties of defining coworking stems from the fact that spaces respond to a diverse range of needs and requirements in very different ways. Here's a detailed framework of needs for coworking spaces.
When Coworking Spaces FailThe world is abuzz about coworking and the potential it may have to transform the worksphere into a kinder, smarter, more creative, more productive, and simply better place. Yet beyond the evangelizing and after the euphoria what are the realities and critiques to consider and what are not only the traps and pitfalls that coworking managers, spaces and workers fall into, but what are the movement’s ideological traps? Moreover, how can these issues problems and critiques be addressed?
Advantages of coworking spaces over other officesThe final part of the second Global Coworking Survey examines the differences between coworkers who moved into their space from a traditional, compared to the home, office. It is the final analysis of the survey which focused on the different backgrounds of members, and comes days before the launch of the third Global Coworking Survey, which will have a new point of inquiry.
More than a desk: the secrets of building a coworking communityWe are social beings. Even the most shy, introverted web developer needs to venture out of their bedroom into the world once in a while to stay sane. And that’s why most freelancers and solo entrepreneurs end up joining coworking spaces. Here are some tips for building community in a coworking space.
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