Community-sourced ethos: coworking in practiceWhile coworking can be broadly defined by a handful of terms and principles - community, collaboration, and workspace, to name a few - the combination of these values, and the emphasis placed on each, varies from space to space. And as the community evolves, so too will the ethos of a space. Finding an ethos - or set of values - reflective of an ever-changing community is a challenge all coworking space operators face.
Coworking compared in large cities and small townsCoworking spaces in small towns are much younger than in big cities, but they are built in a shorter time. The tendency is that the smaller the town, the smaller the space, so it is not surprising that most coworkers in these spaces often know all the names of the other members. In our penultimate part of the Global Coworking Survey, we present the differences between coworking spaces in towns and cities.
Where isWhere is “coworking” most often searched for? Not only in cities where many coworking spaces are located. Conferences and frequent media reports help boost interest in the term outside of usual hotspots. Deskmag analysed Google search trends to discover the cities and countries where the most people type the phrase “coworking”, and when they do so.
Expansions of coworking spaces - Part 1: at the same locationAs the coworking movement develops and the average age of coworking spaces increases, coworking space expansions are taking place more frequently. They cost less to implement than an additional location, and present an opportunity to diversify the space.
1800 Coworking Spaces worldwideSeven years ago, the first coworking space, at a fragile one-day old, was officially referred to for the first time as a ‘coworking space’. 2,557 days later, the global count of coworking spaces stands at 1,779. This number almost doubled since last year, with much of the growth attributed to Spain, Australia and Japan. Europe has also officially taken over the US as having the most coworking spaces.
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