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 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
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)
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
As a physicist, I know a thing or two about time. I have spent countless amounts of it pondering its meaning, its measurement, and our relationship with it. I have lectured on how the gravitational pull of a black hole affects it and how it slows down if you are moving at close to the… Continue reading The value of time.
I’ve been seeing a lot of twitter threads, blog posts, and discussions online recently about working remote. Anecdotally at least, it feels like the frequency of these discussions is increasing. That increase may be related to the increase in the number of workers that are able to engage in part or full time remote work.… Continue reading Working Remote != Working from Home
*This article was originally posted on CoworkTahoe.com on January 4, 2019* Five years ago, I left Silicon Valley for the mountains. My husband and I reached a point where we no longer could see a healthy future for ourselves or our children if we stayed. As the oft quoted John Muir said, “The mountains are… Continue reading Coworking & the Future of Work
From an early age, 3rd grade to be exact, I knew that I wanted to be a teacher. I won a school wide reading contest and got to be a teacher-for-a-day at my elementary school. I still have a picture of myself, dressed up to look more like a teacher, at least to my 3rd… Continue reading My coworking story