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Why KC?

As a GCUC participant for the last few years it seemed strange to have attended SXSW without starting with a coworking hangover! This year GCUC has changed months and moved to Kansas City, leaving some folks wondering, “Why KC?” Being a native midwesterner, and admitted lover of Kansas City, I thought I’d try to answer a few of the questions that have popped up. Is Kansas City in Kansas or Missouri? Actually, its both. GCUC will technically be on the Missouri side, but you’d never notice the difference. “State Line” road runs right thru the city where gas prices can be Lower on one side of the street and you can buy… Read More

Keep it Clean, People.

The minute a group of people share a space there is going to be the challenge of getting every one to follow the community norms that are necessary to keep that space clean and make sharing it pleasant.  That’s just a politically correct way of saying, “There’s always going to be some jerk who leaves dirty dishes in the community kitchen.”  It is an ongoing theme on’s Monday Thru Friday Fails. It has been an issue ever since our ancestors first shifted from hunting and gathering to permanent settlements and it will be an issue on the first space station on Mars. Ya can’t leave the dishes there, nothing draws a… Read More

The Statistical Case for Coworking

Coworking by the numbers: 50% of all coworkers access their work space around the clock 71% report a boost in creativity since joining a coworking space 62% said their standard of work had improved in a coworking space Almost 90% of coworkers report an increase in self-confidence 70% of coworkers feel healthier than they did working in a traditional office Between a third and half of all workers are flexible and mobile 64 percent of coworkers are better able to complete tasks on time Source: Deskmag via

Getting Un-Ready for the Global Coworking Unconference (guest blogger, Gretchen)

Gretchen of NextSpace and she is headed to Austin, TX for GCUC. But is she ready? NextSpace is headed out en masse to GCUC this week – the Global Coworking Unconference.  (Oh you want a link? My husband is getting the carry-on out of the basement for me tomorrow, and the kids have been prepped on when mama’s getting back.   And so has my community, my other family that I mother in bits and pieces as appropriate.  I’ve got an orange shirt ready to be packed, and I’ve checked out the agenda and made some mental notes about where I want to eat.  (Austin has my heart  – and my… Read More

Jean-Yves, GCUC speaker an founder of Global Enterprise, on the rise of Coworking

Global Enterprise has build an expertise in the new organizational and innovation models triggered by social technologies and human relationships. We developed a systemic approach covering key modern shifts occuring in the fields of digital communication, cultural and individual values, open innovation, people empowerment, flexible working, business agility and creativity. Global Enterprise provides with consultancy, expertise, facilitation, project management and networking services. We help with the building up of entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystems using a mix of social network, community management, events organization and setting up of coworking spaces. We also produce books, white papers and reports. Global Enterprise is the organizer of the Coworking Europe conferences (2010 in Brussels, 2011 in… Read More