Month: March 2015

A Fail Wail Tale

One of the things I love most about being a part of the larger coworking community is the spirit of sharing between people who are still trying to figure it all out. The first year — or three — can be a rollercoaster of victories and defeats, but there are literally hundreds of people out there more than willing to share the things they have found to work for them. During the first year of building our community I was fortunate enough to get endless amounts of amazing advice from veteran coworking space operators around the world and it made all the difference between continuing on and throwing in the towel. The… Read More

What The Corporate World Can Learn From Coworking

Today on WorkDesign.com Liz Elam discuses coworking’s secret sauce. Highlights are below, you can read the whole article here. Here are four ways coworking can help, whether a corporation is looking to make coworking an option to their employees, or to integrate some of coworking’s secret sauce into their own workplace: Proximity – When you work in isolation at home or in a coffee shop, you don’t interact with others around you. In coworking spaces you work around other people who can inspire you, challenge you, and sometimes even teach you something. Not ready to let employees off the leash just yet? Then try creating an open work area in your existing space… Read More

GCUC in the New Worker Magazine!

Over on the New Worker Magazine, Melissa Mesku has a great profile on history and culture of GCUC.  The entirety of it is reproduced below. If you haven’t seen the New Worker, ch-ch-check it out! In most industries, the annual conference might warrant a raised eyebrow at best. But in the case of GCUC, the industry is coworking, and that makes all the difference. The quirky name, Global Coworking Unconference Conference, is in homage to a Stephen Colbert skit, and its acronym, GCUC, is pronounced “juicy.” Why not? To extend the joke, there’s a juice bar; last year, the logo had a juice droplet on it, and the event’s décor was of oranges, lemons and limes. The fun overtone is… Read More

10 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Coworking

For both veterans and newbies, space managers and members—here are 10 coworking resources, facts and tips you should definitely know about. The Coworking Visa lets members of one space work at others for free. If you are a member of a coworking space anywhere in the world, be sure to ask if that space is a part of the Coworking Visa program. Created to help us do our work on the road, the Visa allows active members of a space to work at other coworking spaces around the world for free for a set number of days. You can view the complete list of participating spaces at the Wiki page or see things… Read More