Close enough? - The Amsterdam Incubation ExperimentHow close do individuals need to be physically to exchange inspiration and ideas? Extremely close, according to a study of a shared workspace in Amsterdam. The Dutch capital is home to a new style of low-cost workspace that encourages collaboration - similar in concept to coworking, but with a slight twist. A recent study tested how proximity affects real interaction between individuals working in the space.
Coworking: An Easy Way To Green Your BusinessThese days, almost everyone is looking for ways to be green, but just like Kermit said, it’s not always easy. By working for yourself, instead of a bloated company full of time and resource-wasting bureaucracy, you’re already pretty lean and mean. But coworking instead of working from home could help you reduce your impact even further. Here’s how:
Three useful tools for new coworkersThese days, many people start to work in a coworking space for the first time. Those new to coworking are often amazed that groups of people sitting together in the same room can really be productive. While it’s true that coworkers often have super-human talents, they also have some tricks up their sleeves.
The coworking pyramid of needsDo you remember the good old pyramid of human needs by Maslow? According to Maslow, the needs at the base of the pyramid must be satisfied before being able to satisfy higher ones. It turns out this can be effectively applied to coworking. Each coworking space has to focus on providing some basic services before being able to deliver the true value of coworking. In other words, don’t start giving yoga lessons before being sure you’ve got a reliable WiFi connection and a highly functional space.
The 1st Global Coworking SurveyBetween January and April 2011, Deskmag analysed the results of the first Global Coworking Survey and published them in a series of twelve themed articles, which are listed here as a summary. Through our analysis we wanted to provide coworking spaces with helpful information to better understand and serve their members.
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