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Friday, Oct 11, 2019

Open Offices Are a Capitalist Dead End

WeWork is the ultimate manifestation of this bad idea. Its rise is a sign that we have no good way, in modern life, to value and guard private, distraction-free spaces. Our online lives are crammed with distraction, and our work lives are no different, either. WeWork? At best, WeTry.

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019

How Coworking Spaces Affect Employees’ Professional Identities

Coworking spaces give some members a sense of professionalism and credibility that traditional remote working does not.

Wednesday, Apr 3, 2019

The Pros and Cons of Coworking Spaces

Coworkers report that their jobs are more meaningful. Bacevice and Spreitzer think this is partly because coworking spaces often carry a social mission (creating community and collaboration), and also because the mixed working environment offers lots of opportunities to explain what you do and receive positive feedback.

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019

The Rise of Free Coworking

One of the reasons why small coworking operators struggle is the rise of what I call “free coworking”. Consumers have never had more options to find a productive workspace than they do today.

Thursday, Feb 28, 2019

The Rise of the WeWorking Class

Most of us have serious reasons to worry about the future of work, and it’s easy to object to WeWork’s thin consolations on the basis of aesthetic or moral principle. Once you get accustomed to the basic product, however, it’s hard not to find it … pretty nice.

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019

Checking In? No Thanks. I’m Just Here to Use the Wi-Fi

Hotels have begun to turn their lobbies and common areas into WeWork-like gathering places, attracting both guests and locals.

Thursday, Feb 7, 2019

Do you enjoy working in a coworking space?

Coworkings are still on the rise and people from startups, freelancers, and corporates are moving in. To all my fellow coworkers - do you actually like working there? Why/ why not?

Thursday, Oct 4, 2018

The 2018 State of Coworking Spaces

Coworking spaces are growing. Each year they offer larger workspaces and serve more members than the year before. These findings are not new. But what does a detailed view of coworking spaces look like presently?

Friday, Mar 16, 2018

Top 10 Coliving Spaces in Europe

There are short-term coliving spaces popping up all over Europe, which naturally include coworking facilities. So let’s say you’re a digital nomad looking to spend anywhere from a couple of nights to a couple of months in a spot. Where can you live and work with ease? Well, since we love to remote work ourselves, we decided to throw together a little list for you.

Friday, Feb 16, 2018

On the Joys of Coworking

“What is coworking?” you write, “Coworking is a service that rents the use of an electrical outlet and a wifi connection.”

Tuesday, Jan 2, 2018

Hell is a stylish shared office space

On why I was wrong to think that an open plan office was the worse kind of office, because a shared office space beats it.

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.