Coworking is a style of work which involves a shared working environment. Unlike in a typical office environment, those coworking are usually not employed by the same organization. Typically it is attractive to work-at-home professionals, independent contractors, or people who travel frequently who end up working in relative isolation.
Coworking is the social gathering of a group of people, who are still working independently, but who share values, and who are interested in the synergy that can happen from working with talented people in the same space.
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Let’s take a look at some of the less talked about reasons why you might want to give coworking a shot.
It turns out that no matter the marvels of mobile phones, the fabulousness of Facebook or the wonders of the webinar, many human beings need to be around other human beings to feel truly productive. We need each other for ideas, encouragement, conversation and the occasional good-natured razzing. It's why we work. OK, money is why we work. But it's why we can enjoy coming to work.
This transition is nothing less than a revolution. We haven't seen a shift in the workforce this significant in almost 100 years when we transitioned from an agricultural to an industrial economy.
Generally speaking, however, every place has a primary reason for existing, and those can usually be pretty easy to spot. This constitutes my best attempt at helping clarify the core differences between these things.
After coworking first took off with clusters of free-agent programmers and writers, its flexibility and low cost have also proven a good match for startups unwilling to sign a long-term lease.
The concept originated in 2005 in San Francisco, where software programmer Brad Neuberg got a few friends together to share a rental space as well as office tools. (He later went to work for Google.)
For some telecommuters, working from home is a dream; it’s easy to get work done and productivity skyrockets. For others, though, being out of the buzz of the office can make it harder to get everything done. Just having that environment can be important. If you see a team member flagging, a coworking space may make the difference.