After a few months of activity @ cowo milano, I finally managed to do something I’ve been trying to do for a long time: a video interview with a coworker, having him say what it’s like.
As I imagined, there’s nothing like the real thing… Davide tells the story in a way that couldn’be done better.
I don’t post the video because it’s in Italian (if you want to see it it’s here) but I do post the English transcription:
Question – Hi Davide! First of all, what’s your job?
Answer – Hi. I design sailing boats, racing ones.
Q. – Great. What’s your organization?
A. – We are a small company with two offices, one here in Milano, since April, and the other one in Amsterdam, where my partner is.
Q. – How does coworking work for you?
A. – It gives me the chance to have a very flexible work situation, fully serviced.
A place where I can work quietly. always connected to the web and also connected to other people.
Q. – In this respect, how did it feel for you to work side by side with professionals with a different background?
A. – Very interesting. Up to now I’ve always worked with other engineers, and it always ended up talking about the same stuff, which can get boring.
In a coworking situation one gets the chance to interact with people totally different. It’s fun to share your office with a novel writer, or an internet pro… different worlds, very interesting.
Q. – Is such a company making your working days more interesting, or would you rather sit in your own, private office?
A. – No, I’m very happy, actually. I think that for a small start-up it’s a good opportunity to have a coworking space, a less flexible situation would not have been good for me.
Coworking gave me the flexibility I need, also the freedom to renew my staying month by month, adapting to my needs, eventually involving other people in the company, in the cowo premises.
Such a flexibility isn’t easy to find, other than coworking.
Q. – As to interaction with your business partner, in Amsterdam?
A. – We work with Skype, always in touch, with earphones, triyng not to disturb other people here.
Q. – We haven’t mentioned your company’s name…
A. – It’s ST Yachts, in the internet: styachtdotcom.
Thanks a lot Davide!