Coworking in the US and the EUThe development of coworking communities depends not only on the spaces themselves, but also on the space around them. In the Global Coworking Survey, we compared and contrasted the development of the movement in the two largest coworking regions. Which coworkers feel healthier since joining a space? Which desire flexibility? Which coworking spaces connect better with one another? The 2nd Global Coworking Survey found out.
Coworking spaces & the demand for private officesCoworking spaces are more than just offices. They represent mixed-use spaces that connect people, and in-built in their operations are things which satisfy these aims: events, workshops, Fablabs. All spaces do these things differently, with models changing depending on the needs of coworkers. Even when this need stipulates offices, which professionals can close and lock behind them.
The nature and potential of the collaborative economyThe collaborative economy is expanding, developing, and gaining more traction, and has surpassed the threshold of simply a fad or passing trend, which has given some an inclination to define the phenomenon. But how can we define the collaborative economy? Is it even anything new? OuiShare is an online platform that aims to host conversations about this 'new' economy, and promote the values this economy underpins. Deskmag spoke with Antonin Léonard and Benjamin Tincq to discover their thoughts on the matter.
Coworking incubators: an alternative for startups?To curate or not to curate? To offer open-ended membership or a deadline? On one end of the spectrum are incubators, which curate (only) startups and offer a limited period in usually office-like environments. There are a number of work facilities which combine the principles of two. Many still refer to themselves as coworking spaces or incubators, but there are some which claim to do both: the hybrid coworking incubator.
Coworking Wiki - Help the Coworking Movement GrowCoworking, by definition, is intrinsically collaborative. Not only do members share space and skills, but coworking space operators in all corners of the globe exchange resources and experience. Business plans, marketing tips and information on insurance and tax have been openly shared amongst the community with the aim of propelling the movement and growing the international community.
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