Coworking began at Regus... but not the way they thinkLast year the business center chain Regus drew ridicule for claiming they had invented coworking. It turns out coworking did emerge from a Regus office - but not in the way they would like to believe. Brad Neuberg - the man who first attached the term "coworking" to a shared collaborative workspace - told Deskmag he came up with the idea while working for a start-up in a Regus center. "It was utterly non-social," he said. Coworking grew out of that negative reaction.
Coworking holiday: Coworking Spaces on Small IslandsThere’s a new meaning to the term ‘working holiday’, and it doesn’t involve donning a backpack, queuing in foreign embassies to obtain a visa, and sending reams of CV’s to every hospitality business in the destination of choice. But the new working vacation can be just as liberating.
Real estate agents: friends or foes?Most coworking spaces have a negative opinion of real estate agents. They represent the old way of managing workspace, with their contracts, commissions and preconceptions. Next week the Austin coworking conference will host a panel about how some real estate agents are changing the way they do business to embrace collaborative workspaces.
The development of coworking spacesThe coworking movement is growing, not just on a worldwide level, but also within each city. The Global Coworking Survey shows that the more spaces a city has, the more profitable all of them become. Today’s analysis of the survey data focuses on the development of coworking spaces.
The impact of coworking spaces on the local economyThere are some who still view coworking as a quirky niche instead of the future of work. While it’s true that coworking isn’t for everyone, and certainly doesn’t work for every industry, coworking can serve as both a model and a hub for creating better communities at large.
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