The Health of the Mobile Workforce
It’s no secret that mobile technologies like smart phones, tablets, and personal wireless hotspots, have made it possible for people to take their work, as well as their entertainment, with them anywhere they go. But is it healthy to always be accessible by clients, customers, and colleagues?
New Work Trends and Corporate Scepticism in the New Economy
The year 2011 has been a bleak one for international markets. The repercussions of the Global Financial Crisis of 2009 are still being felt, and the global economic climate is far form the image of prosperity. Distrust towards the corporate world and an emergence of new business and work trends can be observed, creating fertile ground for the coworking movement in 2012.
Coworking gets political power
The first coworker was elected to parliament. Simon Kowalewski from Yorck52 coworking space was voted into the Berlin parliament as a member of the Pirate Party in the recent city-state elections. We spoke to him about his experience as an activist and coworker, and what influence it will have on his political decisions.
Three in a hundred freelancers go coworking
Three percent of freelancers use coworking spaces or shared offices, two percent work from cafes, while 90% still work from home. Those are findings from the Freelance Industry Report 2011, a worldwide study released recently.
How to attract women to coworking
The Global Coworking Survey found that most coworkers are in their mid-twenties to late thirties, with an average age of 34. Two-thirds are men, one third are women. Those spaces that are predominantly male are very interested in reaching out to connect with what some consider the untapped freelancing audience: women. So, how can you possibly attract more women?
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