Share, learn & contribute to the coworking community

The Coworking Blog Emergent Research and the Global Coworking Unconference Conference (GCUC) are partnering on a survey looking at how people work in coworking spaces and the roles networks and networking play in the coworking experience. The results will be made public and released at the GCUC conference in May. It is the intention to to quantify how coworking members benefit from the networking opportunities available to them through membership in a coworking space. Coworking needs some answers! Take the Survey!

07 January 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Coworking Europe Interview with Jacob Sayles

You can see a video of my presentation as well as the slide deck I used here: http://officenomads.com/2010/11/coworking-europe-2010/

03 January 2011 ~ 5 Comments

How Coworking and Community Translate into Dollars

“Coworking” isn’t just a buzzword, although I may be preaching to the choir if you’re reading this blog. While the idea of sharing office space isn’t new, the idea of purposefully building a community of independent workers in a workspace–in other words, coworking–is growing like gangbusters. Many people recognize various benefits of coworking (such as the […]

26 December 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Top Coworking Resources

It’s time to get your bookmarks and RSS reader ready: here’s the shortlist of mega-helpful, super-fantastic online coworking links.

Instead of making you dig through the library stacks for coworking resources, I’ve compiled a list for you. Whether you’re a would-be coworking space catalyst, a coworker or simply interested in the idea of coworking, the following resources will give you a good idea about coworking, the people involved and how to get started.

22 December 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Coworking Gifts For Your Smartphone (and You!)

The collective creativeness that is the coworking community has been hard at work creating a few apps that can enrich your experience!

20 December 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Why Problem-Solving in Groups is Useful in Coworking

Taking a cue from an NPR story, here are some ways problem-solving in groups might be useful in coworking.

15 December 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Can Coworking Help Build A Healthy Business Ecosystem?

Being different from the common vision of an “office” or a “job” doesn’t mean that coworkers should abandon the 9 – 5ers all together. Sometimes the bridges built between coworking spaces and the larger community are the most important for a healthy business ecosystem, and coworkers should be willing to put the first stepping stones in place.

13 December 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Physical Density: When Innovation Happens in Coworking Spaces

So, what does a (physical) space of innovation really look like? It looks a lot like a coworking space…and here’s why.

10 December 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Working Alone and Together

By Rachel Botsman In 2005, Brad Neuberg was a thirty-one-year-old freelance open source software programmer living in San Francisco. He had just left a tech start-up to work for himself. Neuberg enjoyed working from home, yet the experience was also isolating. He tried the de facto techie office, a coffee shop, but found it too […]

09 December 2010 ~ 3 Comments

Coworking: Road Trip to Ikea

By Angel Kwiatkowski I recently saw a picasa album of coworking spaces and about 80% of us furnished our spaces with Ikea wares. I dug up this post for you about our epic trip to Ikea and thought you would enjoy reading about (or commiserating) with our experience. Road Trip To Ikea: #rt2i Day 1: […]

09 December 2010 ~ 3 Comments

Global Coworking Survey

Dear Coworking Community, My name is Lukas De Pellegrin and I am a student of architecture at the Technical University of Berlin. I am currently working on my diploma thesis, which is focusing mainly on Coworking. Right now I am working together with Carsten Foertsch of deskmag.com, an online magazine about coworking and other new […]