What is Coworking?
Co-working / Coworking
Is a style of work that involves a shared workplace, often an office, and independent activity. It is directly related to Neuberg's original concept and had since evolved into a decentralized movement centered around a core set of shared values:
Community, Openness, Collaboration, Accessibility, and Sustainability.
It is a window into a fundamentally new way of thinking about our relationship with our work. It is made possible by the latest technology but it is rooted in our most fundamental and timeless human nature. It exists because of our innate need to share, help, and socialize with one another. And it is playing a critical role in helping shape a world in which anyone can pursue work they believe in on their terms, and find others with whom to share their pursuit.
These spaces represent a critical foundation of infrastructure for a new and growing workforce of people who work where, when, how, and why they want.
First. Unlike a traditional office, coworking spaces consist of members who work for a range of different companies, ventures, and projects. Because there is little direct competition or internal politics, they don’t feel they have to put on a work persona to fit in. Working amidst people doing different kinds of work can also make one’s own work identity stronger.
Second. Meaning may also come from working in a culture where it is the norm to help each other out, and there are many opportunities to do so; the variety of workers in the space means that coworkers have unique skill sets that they can provide to other community members.