Want to get involved with the coworking trend? Don’t know where to start? Here’s our favourite coworking spaces from around the world
Coworking spaces are on the rise, and with good reason. We grow as individuals and as a business by working together with other creative spirits who don’t necessarily think the same way we do.
What is a coworking space?
A coworking space is a place where working people can share an office and amenities, even if they don’t work at the same company.
Brad Neuberg is generally credited for having started the coworking phenomenon back in 2005. He wanted to combine the freedom of solo productivity with the community feel of working with other likeminded.
And that’s the story of the first coworking Space (according to Neuberg) called San Francisco Coworking Space, originally a feminist collective that Neuberg joined by paying a monthly fee to go there a few times a month.
And that’s what coworking spaces stand for; the combination of independence and togetherness, all neatly packed into what is often aesthetically well-though-out, open floor plans, suitable for freelancers, small and growing businesses, or travelers that happen to be in the neighborhood and need a place to get in the work groove.
We’ve put together a list of the most exceptional coworking spaces, the cream of the crop when it comes to beautiful, smart, and well-designed areas:
What does the future hold for coworking spaces?
The coworking trend is growing because more and more choose a life of freelancing. That means amenities need to keep up with the growing number too. While a complimentary gym area could work for the young freelancer with no kids right now, that same freelancer could want daycare amenities in the future.
Another thing we could see on the rise is the community feeling that goes along with coworking. That means cooking classes, sightseeing and learning together with your fellow coworkers. With regular colleagues, you rub elbows every day, whereas coworkers in a coworking space basically choose whom to hang out with.
If establishments are able to match these increased off-work benefits with cutting-edge technology and strong organizational flow then the future of coworking will continue to shine brightly.
Article by Simone Hjorth & Airtame