Coworking

A curated mix of articles on coworking.

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Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017

Dear Coworking Space Owners...

I’ve been remote working for 12 years and I love the explosion of coworking spaces that have opened over the past few years. But so many coworking spaces get the basics wrong… So what follows is a simple (and I’d argue to say obvious) checklist for creating a great coworking space that entrepreneurs like myself enjoy working from.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Co-working spaces are the future of work but that could be a good thing

They can be noisy but co-working spaces also offer an environment where professionals can wait out the volatility of the job market.

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017

Your Library Is the Perfect Coworking Space

More than one-third of U.S. libraries offer space for mobile workers and dedicated coworking spaces. Those coworking at a library often have access to large work tables, wireless printing, meeting rooms for collaboration, and access to business and research resources most individuals can’t afford including demographics and other market research and statistics, legal databases and professional journals.

Wednesday, Feb 1, 2017

Why I Never Use Co-Working Spaces as a Digital Nomad and Why You Might Not Want to Either

Assuming that as a digital nomad, you’re aware that you are not required to move into a tourist area and live next door to other digital nomads and that there is, in fact, a huge world of places where you can live and still access food and coffee — then there’s no reason at all that you can’t work in a coffee shop.

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017

Working remotely, coworking spaces, and mental health

So this is the post I wish I’d read myself back when I decided to work remotely. If you don’t want to read the whole thing, I can even summarize it for you, right here: different people like different kinds of work environments; “working remotely” doesn’t have to mean “working from home”; and if you’re going to work remotely, you should find the work environment that’s the right fit for you.

Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016

Out of Office: Workers Try a Year on the Road

Remote Year program sends participants around the world as they continue to work.

Thursday, Nov 3, 2016

What's More Distracting Than A Noisy Co-Worker? Turns Out, Not Much

Sounds, particularly those made by other humans, rank as the No. 1 distraction in the workplace. According to workplace design expert Alan Hedge at Cornell, 74 percent of workers say they face “many” instances of disturbances and distractions from noise.

Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016

Experiences in remote coworking programs other than Remote Year? Terminal 3, The Remote Experience?

I’ve seen a number of posts about people’s experiences as participants of Remote Year, but I’m wondering if anyone can share their experience in any other remote coworking program. Terminal 3 and The Remote Experience both seem more attractive to me than Remote Year based on price, flexibility, and accommodations, but I haven’t been able to find any detailed personal accounts. Perhaps that’s just because these other programs are younger.

Thursday, Oct 13, 2016

The Co-Workation: The Latest Way To Annihilate Your Work-Life Balance

The idea of mixing work and travel isn’t a bad one. But co-working with fellow “digital nomads” on a grown-up version of summer camp sounds like a nightmare.

Wednesday, Aug 3, 2016

Are Empty High-End Restaurants The Next Coworking Trend?

Several startups are offering off-hours restaurant spaces as an affordable alternative to traditional coworking offices.

Monday, Jul 25, 2016

The Scientific Reason Why Coworking May Be The Future Of Work

Sure, the coworking movement may be a fad, but these researchers say it has a surprisingly strong psychological basis.

Wednesday, Jun 8, 2016

Inside A Growing Movement Of Coworking Spaces For Atypical Entrepreneurs

In places like Detroit and Cleveland a grassroots coworking movement is welcoming minority and low-income entrepreneurs and artists.

Thursday, Jun 2, 2016

Working Remotely Around The World: Workspaces To Explore

If you’re a footloose creative soul searching for a more affordable and friendly space than a typical rented or home office, coworking could work for you.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Remote Year Promised to Combine Work and Travel. Was It Too Good to Be True?

Thousands applied for the inaugural class of travel start-up Remote Year. Here’s what happened to the 68 people who went.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

The Innovative Coworking Spaces of 15th-Century Italy

What can those who want to create more innovative and collaborative workplaces today — whether that’s a better office in a traditional organization, a coworking space, a startup incubator, or a fab lab — learn from the workshops of the Renaissance? The bottegas’ three major selling points were turning ideas into action, fostering dialogue, and facilitating the convergence of art and science.

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016

Where startups lead, corporates follow – why co-working is the future

Rising office rents make co-working spaces an attractive, and practical, alternative. Could they also foster a ‘magic spark’ among entrepreneurs?

Tuesday, Mar 1, 2016

Five co-working innovations to look out for in 2016

It’s clear that co-working is far more than a passing trend, it’s now a huge global industry providing essential services to communities of start-ups, entrepreneurs and freelancers in cities around the world. In fact, these spaces are becoming so popular, some experts believe they could be the predominant way in which we work in the future, taking over from more traditional office environments.

Friday, Feb 19, 2016

The Temptation of Co-Working Spaces

Technology has upended where we work. The line between work and play has been blurred, and the difference between the office and home has all but disappeared. As a result, there’s a new class of white-collar workers (or no collar, to be precise) who roam the earth looking for places to get their jobs done.

Friday, Nov 27, 2015

Forget secretive headquarters, co-working spaces will foster the next Google

Tomorrow’s most successful companies will emerge from co-working spaces like Moorgate’s WeWork, where people can collaborate, brainstorm and scale quickly, says Monty Munford.

Monday, Nov 23, 2015

Why Coworking Spaces Simply Work

If you feel like more people these days work for themselves than ever than you are right. More and more people are becoming freelancers or going down the bootstrapped startup founder route, but what are their options for a space to work from? Many people are either working from home, heading to their nearest laptop friendly cafe or going to coworking spaces. The seemingly endless options are looking good for those going it alone.

Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015

Why Coworking Is The Future of Work

The workplace of the future is quickly changing and those that are the most successful will not only find new creative ways to work but also meaningful work in environments that allow easy collaboration with like-minded people. Working from a coworking space as a freelancer or entrepreneur is not for everyone and requires a certain kind of personality, comfort with uncertainly and a healthy growth-mindset.

Thursday, Nov 5, 2015

Why you should run your startup from a co-working space

Co-working is big in Africa, primarily due to cost of private office space and the low budgets of startups, entrepreneurs and freelancers. But setting up shop in a co-working space has additional benefits you would not find in traditional offices.

Tuesday, Sep 15, 2015

Why People Thrive in Coworking Spaces

There seems to be something special about coworking spaces. As researchers who have, for years, studied how employees thrive, we were surprised to discover that people who belong to them report levels of thriving that approach an average of 6 on a 7-point scale. This is at least a point higher than the average for employees who do their jobs in regular offices, and something so unheard of that we had to look at the data again.

Sunday, Sep 6, 2015

Coworking Visionaries Weigh In on the Future of the Movement

Ten years ago this month, coworking was born in San Francisco when Brad Neuberg set up some card tables and invited people to work alongside him. There are now over 3,000 coworking spaces worldwide. Countless people have helped coworking become a global movement. Shareable reached out to some of these visionaries to find out what they’ve learned in the past 10 years, what the future of coworking will bring, and what challenges the movement faces.

Tuesday, Sep 1, 2015

Changing The Way We Work - Hubud Founder Interview

Peter Wall, the founder of Hubud, answers our questions about the concept and success behind Bali’s famous coworking space and shares his thoughts about the future of work in Asia’s growing entrepreneurial scene.

Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015

How To Start A Great Coworking Space

Even though I really enjoy working from home when it’s possible, I’ve always considered coworking spaces being full of opportunities when done right. I had the chance to visit SPACE, the new promising coworking center in Uppsala. Meeting with the founding team and seeing their enthusiasm brought back some good memories and led me to write this article.

Sunday, Aug 16, 2015

Oh, The Places You Will Go With Hackers

Two startups, RemoteYear and Hacker Paradise, are taking engineers, designers, and other professionals on a worldwide journey across multiple continents, all the while helping them remain productive on their own work and side projects.

Thursday, Aug 13, 2015

The Shallow Culture Of Co-Working Spaces

The optimism of the co-working open office is false. Stripping work to its bare essence strips away some of the humanity of coming into an office and speaking to people you’ve known for at least a couple of months. Reduced to a lone wolf, moving in and out of a room so big and shiny that it feels uncomfortable to cough too loudly, as an employee you start to feel less like a member of any sort of team, and more like what you actually are: a cog in a machine.

Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015

Co-Working on Vacation - A Desk in Paradise

Hotels and resorts have long catered to travelers who cannot disengage from their jobs. But increasingly there is a new option for those who need to work, but who also want the benefits of a vacation.

Monday, Aug 10, 2015

The Growth Of 'Coworking' On Google & Wikipedia

Where and how often do people search online for ‘Coworking’? Do they write it with or without a hyphen? Has the new style of work affected the popularity of ‘home offices’? Google and Wikipedia offer daily data about their search volumes and requests. Deskmag worked its way through this data and extracted some answers about these and other questions.

Wednesday, Jul 15, 2015

The Most Interesting Coworking Concepts

Nowadays, coworking spaces have been growing across the globe and some of them are really unique.

Drop-In Coworking Spaces In Tokyo

With the help of our friend Kenichi Nakaya of doko-off.com, we contacted a load of coworking spaces in the Tokyo area to ask if they accept drop in visitors and if they have any English-speaking staff.

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015

The Top 100 Coworking Spaces In The U.S.

Coworking offices are creating the best of both worlds. An office you can call home, no bosses, great coffee, like minded entrepreneurs to network with and many other cool options that vary by location. Here are the top hundred in the U.S.