Coworking through the lens of Facility Management

Coworking space management is maturing as the industry grows and expands. Although viewed by many as a disruption to the traditional commercial real estate industry, many of the same core principles that enable traditional corporate offices to run smoothly also apply to flexible workspace. Rather than ignore those principles, the coworking industry should go further… Continue reading Coworking through the lens of Facility Management

The Coworking Value Proposition – Part 3 (Commercial Real Estate)

This part of our series will take a look into the value proposition of coworking for stakeholders on the commercial real estate side of the industry. To recap, we’re exploring the value proposition of coworking across all parts of the industry for coworking space owners and operators as a guide to craft compelling messaging to… Continue reading The Coworking Value Proposition – Part 3 (Commercial Real Estate)

What can indie coworking spaces learn from WeWork?

The big news this week in the flexible workspace industry: WeWork’s S-1 and imminent IPO. If you are an independent coworking space operator, you may be wondering what it means for you. The Movement The distributed workforce is real, and it is gargantuan. While WeWork has 500+ locations worldwide and is growing like crazy, they’re… Continue reading What can indie coworking spaces learn from WeWork?

Coworking & the 3/30/300 Rule of Thumb

The lobby of Cowork Tahoe in South Lake Tahoe, CA. Photo credit: Erin Ebright. Coworking & flexible office spaces are quickly becoming a permanent fixture in the global office space landscape. As more and more employees utilize these spaces, the gap between coworking & the traditional corporate office will continue to narrow. It is important… Continue reading Coworking & the 3/30/300 Rule of Thumb

The Coworking Value Proposition – Part 2 (Members)

In Part 1 of this Series on the Value Proposition of the Coworking Industry, I provided an overview of how an increase in the distributed workforce is driving change in the traditional office model. While many remote or distributed workers have depended on a home office or coffee shops to fulfill their workplace needs, these… Continue reading The Coworking Value Proposition – Part 2 (Members)

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs for Coworking

Coworking spaces pride themselves on offering a great workspace and communities of peers to work around. Building and maintaining a thriving coworking community requires an understanding of what members need in order to be productive.  What is it that members of coworking spaces need? At the most basic level, a place to get work done.… Continue reading Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs for Coworking