Month: July 2015

Life After Coworking…

By: Erin Griffin, former Community Curator at NextSpace Berkeley. It was awesome when I did it, but it is even more awesome now that I am not doing it. Let me explain… Without a doubt, opening and operating a coworking space was the biggest project of my life. When I was hired to open NextSpace Berkeley nearly three years ago, I was a newbie to California. I was expected to not only build a 9,000 square foot space but to also leverage the Berkeley network which I was still nurturing since I had only been in the area for little over a year. Those were some serious expectations that I had to… Read More

GCUC 2016 up for grabs!

The Global Coworking Unconference Conference (GCUC) is a three-day conference dedicated to providing support, education and inspiration to the coworking industry. GCUC (pronounced “juicy”) attracts existing and prospective coworking owners and operators, executive suites industry, corporations interested in promoting collaboration, commercial real estate professionals, investors, scholars, those interested in the future of work, and a wide variety of vendors from around the world. Evolving from a pre-SXSW happy hour in 2007 to the three-day conference and unconference it is today. GCUC’s growth reflects the tremendous growth of the coworking movement as a whole. GCUC is the premier US coworking conference and a global leader in the coworking movement. We are looking for… Read More

Why People Thrive in Coworking Spaces

By Gretchen Spreitzer, Peter Bacevice and Lyndon Garrett via the Harvard Business Review. There seems to be something special about coworking spaces. As researchers who have, for years, studied how employees thrive, we were surprised to discover that people who belong to them report levels of thriving that approach an average of 6 on a 7-point scale. This is at least a point higher than the average for employees who do their jobs in regular offices, and something so unheard of that we had to look at the data again. It checked out. So we were curious: What makes coworking spaces – defined as membership-based workspaces where diverse groups of freelancers, remote… Read More