Coworking has many definitions, but essentially it takes place in an open environment where multiple individuals, representing separate companies, work in a shared space.
The Harvard Business Review says coworking spaces are: “defined as membership-based workspaces where diverse groups of freelancers, remote workers, and other independent professionals work together in a shared, communal setting.”
The modern workplace is in full flux and we can see this in the way that
The modern workplace is in full flux and we can see this in the way that in corporate workspaces are being reengineered with the goal of enhancing collaboration, innovation and serendipitous discovery.
In the drive towards coworking, and its proliferating range of forms real new thinking about the workplace is taking place.
The influence of the “agile” practices of development teams in the software industry has its fingerprints all over this future work style.
From the host’s perspective, successful co-working together rests in the space provider understanding its market, providing services that are appropriate, and ensuring that they can make it a financial success. If they get this right, the chances of success for suppliers and occupiers are greatly magnified. Amicus’ James Kemp suggests, “I think what makes a really good space is what the staff at the coworking space are doing for you as a start-up.”