Coworking Is Not About Workspace — It’s About Feeling Less Lonely
December 27, 2017
Research on coworking spaces show that these shared, member-based workspaces where remote corporate workers, startup employees, freelancers, and others “work alone together” can substantially reduce the isolation and loneliness associated with remote work.
People who use coworking spaces see their work as meaningful. Aside from the type of work they’re doing – freelancers choosing projects they care about, for example — the people we surveyed reported finding meaning in the fact that they could bring their whole selves to work. They’re able to do this in a few ways.
The coworking market has evolved and shifted from freelancers, solopreneurs and startups to Fortune 500 companies. Major institutions are moving employees from home offices , headquarters or shuttered field offices to shared workspace environments in hopes of building engagement and productivity, as well capturing the spirit of innovation and energy often associated with startups and the work spaces where they launch their dreams.
Come on Over to My Place, Sister Girlfriend, and We’ll Co-Work
January 09, 2018
LOS ANGELES — Most wage-earning women have gone through some version of this prework routine: assemble appropriate outfit (not too flashy, not too drab). Add layer to protect against office elements (central air-conditioning; the leering). Maybe steel self for mansplaining (or something more sinister).